Youngsters can take the plunge with swimming lessons at the Bert Williams Leisure Centre.

The centre currently has vacancies on its sessions for young people aged between 5 and 11.

The 30 minute lessons take place during term time and are led by Amateur Swimming Association accredited coaches.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities said: "Being able to swim is an important skill which could prove to be a life saver. Swimming is also an excellent form of exercise, and so I'd encourage parents to sign their children up to one of our courses."

The Bert Williams Leisure Centre offers a range of swimming lessons, starting at Stage 1, for children aged between 5 and 7 using armbands, and progressing up to Stage 7, for more advanced learners.

Each session cost £3.30 per child, with discounts available for any additional children.

Places are available on a first come, first served basis, and to find out more, please contact Laura Woodward at the Bert Williams Leisure Centre on 01902 552430.

  • released: Thursday 6 February, 2014