Disney link up will help kids to swim

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Children are being encouraged to make a splash this summer as part of special swimming lessons inspired by the latest cinema blockbuster.

Blackpool Council has teamed up with Disney and the Amateur Swimming Association to provide swimming sessions based around the new animated film ‘Finding Dory’.

Disney-themed swimming lessons are being held in Blackpool

Disney-themed swimming lessons are being held in Blackpool

The ‘Just Keep Moving’ sessions are set to provide an ocean of fun for youngsters aged 16 and under, as they learn key swimming techniques tailored to make them swim like the movie’s main characters.

Sessions will take place at Palatine Leisure Centre in South Shore, and Moor Park Health and Leisure Centre in Bispham, and can be booked online at www.blackpool.gov.uk/sport or by calling either of the two centres.

Coun Graham Cain, cabinet secretary for Blackpool Council, said: “Swimming is a great way of getting children active and healthy and these special sessions will prove to be fun for all the family.

“Big films can have a massive influence on making children want to go out and do particular activities and we’re really keen to make the most of the new ‘Finding Dory’ film as a way to get people in the pool, carrying out regular exercise and learning lifesaving techniques.

Swimming is a great way of getting children active

“Children under 16 can also come and swim at any time during the school holidays for free, meaning that they can become as natural a swimmer as some of the characters in the film.”

Sessions at Palatine Leisure Centre will take place between 2 and 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while sessions will take
place at Moor Park on Tuesdays and Thursday at the same times.

Under 16s can use the council pools for free in the school holidays, but they must be accompanied by a paying adult, with prices £3.80 for Blackpool adults and £2 for concessions.

Prices for people living outside Blackpool are £4.30 for adults and £2.50 for concessions.