Getting in the swim

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A NEW drive has been launched at a Derbyshire leisure centre to encourage people to take up swimming.

Bolsover District Council has joined forces with British Swimming and the BBC to deliver the Big Splash and inspire local residents to swim at Creswell Leisure Centre.

Among the Big Splash activities taking place are junior aqua fit, crash course swimming lessons, family fun and £1 weekend swimming sessions.

Bolsover District Council’s cabinet member for social inclusion, Coun Ann Syrett said: “We have joined this scheme to try to get new people into our pool and encourage existing users to increase their usage.

“Swimming is one of the best ways to keep fit and stay healthy while also having fun.”