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Children can swim for just £1 per session to help with the cost of living crisis

Byoxfordnewspaper

Aug 9, 2022

Nine Better leisure centres across Oxfordshire are offering under 16s the chance to swim for just £1 per session to help with the cost of living crisis.

The ‘Kids for a Quid’ initiative will enable youngsters to swim for the reduced rate between 9am – 10am every day, during the summer holidays at:-

  • Abbey Leisure Sports Centre, Berinsfield
  • Carterton Leisure Centre
  • Chipping Norton Leisure Centre
  • Faringdon Leisure Centre
  • Henley Leisure Centre
  • Thame Leisure Centre
  • Wantage Leisure Centre
  • White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon
  • Wantage Leisure Centre

The initiative will then move to weekend sessions after the start of the autumn school term.

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John Amatt, head of service for Better leisure centres in Oxfordshire said: “Keeping children entertained during the long holiday period can be both challenging and expensive. That is particularly true this year, when many families are really struggling in the face of an unprecedented cost of living crisis.

"We hope that this initiative will provide a low cost, enjoyable activity that everyone can afford, while keeping youngsters active and engaged.”

For those wishing to do more than have fun in the pool, tuition for every level of swimmer from complete beginner to the more experienced is available through Better’s Swim School.

Lessons and courses are open to all ages and take place both during term-time and school holidays.

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