22nd March 2013
Commonwealth gold medallist Ross Davenport yesterday joined a group of lucky school children to launch the British Gas Pools 4 Schools initiative at The Broadway School in Perry Barr, Birmingham.
26 April 2012
Double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington is encouraging the nation to show its support for Britain’s Swimming Teams this year by taking the plunge for free.
12 August 2011
Tees Active are offering free swimming in any of their three pools in the North East Region this summer with a ‘Swim Buddy’ scheme.
23 May 2011
The Coalition Government’s speed in dropping free swimming took the ASA by surprise, chief executive David Sparkes has admitted – but he says the governing body has learnt a great deal from the reorganisation that followed.
July 9 2010
The ASA has expressed its disappointment after learning £25m of funding which was due to rejuvenate the nation’s swimming pools has been axed as part of government cuts – but has acknowledged the move was not unexpected.
The ASA said today it was ‘disappointed’ but realistic over the DCMS decision to cut Free Swimming for over-60s and under-16s.
15 Oct 2009
Thousands more young people living in Berkshire, Devon, Hampshire, Greater London and Nottinghamshire can now take the plunge thanks to the Government’s £140m free swimming scheme.
15 Sep 2009
Time is running out to book your free place on one of the Everyday Swim Good Practice Seminars held across the country during October.
07 Sep 2009
Families who use British Gas can visit their local pool and swim for free as part of the energy provider’s new Free Family Swim programme.
24 Jul 2009
New figures released today show that young people and senior citizens have taken the plunge more than 4.4 million times thanks to the Government’s £140m free swimming initiative – a key part of plans to ensure a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by getting more people physically active.