Water zorbing on offer at Sheffield swimming pool

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A community run swimming pool in Sheffield is offering water zorbing to try to attract new users.

The learner pool at Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre re-opened last month and volunteers helping to run the facility are putting together a programme of new activities to boost visitor numbers.

Water zorbing sessions - said to be considered the closest thing to walking on water - are held at the pool every Wednesday from 6pm to 7.30pm.

The sessions are for people of all ages.

Weekly sub-aqua training classes are also run at the pool along with baby and toddler swimming lessons.

Aqua fit, over 50’s and ladies only sessions are also available along with a swim school for youngsters.

A team of volunteers took over the running of the centre in 2013 when Sheffield Council withdrew its funding to save the £400,000 annual subsidy it paid to former management company Sheffield International Venues.

The centre has indoor bowling, a multi-purpose sports hall, a gym and two squash courts.

Visit www.stocksbridgeclc.co.uk/facilities