In the swim together!
Families in Mansfield are being given the opportunity to get fit together with the help of Mansfield District Council.
The Council successfully bid for £3960 in funding from the National Sports Foundation and the Kellogg's Swim Active scheme and this money is being used to help families in the District to discover the health benefits of swimming.
Letters have been sent to 220 Bonus Card holders with children across the District; entitling them to eight free swims at the Water Meadows Swimming Complex.
All they have to do to receive their Free Swim Vouchers is fill in a short questionnaire about their swimming habits and ability and request their tickets.
The scheme runs until 31 August 2008.
Councillor Eddie Smith, Portfolio Holder for the Environment at Mansfield District Council is enthusiastic about this scheme:
"This is a great idea and offers a wonderful opportunity for these families to get fit and discover not only the benefits of swimming, but also, the excellent facilities available at Mansfield District Council's own Water Meadows, one of the premier water-based attractions in the East Midlands."