Cardiff Council is offering free adult swimming lessons in January for the second year running.
The local authority’s aquatic development team said that following the success of the programme it launched last year, Active Cardiff will again be offering 144 free places on adult swimming courses.
The lessons, which are designed for adults who would like to learn to swim and improve their confidence in the water, will follow the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Adult Learn to Swim Framework, and will be delivered by fully qualified ASA swimming teachers.
The 10 week programme starts the week beginning January 7 2013, and the 144 places are available on a firs- come-first-served basis. Lessons take place during weekday evenings and weekends, with a maximum of 12 people on each course.
Courses are available at Eastern, Western, Llanishen, Fairwater, and Pentwyn Leisure Centres, and Splott Swimming Pool.
To enrol, telephone 029 2087 3959 or 029 2087 3348 on Monday January 7 between 10am and 6pm.
Cardiff Council’s cabinet member for sport, leisure and culture, Councillor Huw Thomas, said: “I am really pleased this initiative is returning for a second year due to its popularity last year. It is an excellent way to encourage more adults across our city to learn how to swim, gaining confidence in the water, absolutely free of charge.
“Swimming is a low impact sport which can improve health and wellbeing, and is accessible to everyone, and these free lessons give everyone a chance to learn this invaluable skill which can benefit them for the rest if their lives.”