March 10, 2011 3.59 pm This story is over 126 months old

Yarborough pushes swimming for fitness

Swimming fit: Yarborough Leisure Centre is encouraging people to get fit with a range of activities.

Yarborough Leisure Centre has been encouraging participation in swimming sessions and getting fit with a range of different activities.

Active Nation, who manage the pool, have also added a brand new training class to Lincoln at Yarborough — the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course.

Anyone interested can undergo the course, which will develop both practical swim skills and theory.

Swimming Development Manager Jo Worsdall said: “With employment opportunities few and far between at this time, we are finding that both students and those already in employment are keen to develop another specialism.

“We have extended opportunities for people to join this 8-week training programme which covers all the bases of this profession, from pool rescue, first aid, resuscitation and lifeguarding concepts.

On May 15, Lincoln’s Rotary Club will be hosting a swimarathon event at the pool to raise money for local charities.

The club is looking for teams of six swimmers (60 teams) to take part in a 55 minute relay, and each swimmer will receive a certificate or medal for helping.

Teams will pay an entry fee of £10 per team.

As well as courses and events, Yarborough’s swimming pool now runs aquanatal and aerobics sessions for helping pregnant women keep fit.

Anyone expecting mum can take part, provided they get a referral from their midwife first.

There is also free casual swimming available for children who take part in the 10-week activity sessions, which allows them to street dance, trampoline and much more.

For those interested in any of the activities happening at Yarborough’s swimming pool, contact Active Nation on 01522 873600 or the website.

Source: Active Nation

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