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Thamesmead schoolchildren get chance to ‘make a splash’

PUBLISHED: 10:56 23 April 2015 | UPDATED: 10:56 23 April 2015

New pop up pool will help residents learn to swim

New pop up pool will help residents learn to swim

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Pool opens as part of 2012 Olympic legacy

More than 1,000 schoolchildren in Thamesmead are to benefit from a new pop up swimming pool.

The 12 x 6 metre pool at Sporting Club Thamesmead will be available to children and residents from April 28.

It is hoped the pool in Bayliss Avenue will not only help youngsters learn to swim but also make them safer in and around water as well as encouraging them to keep fit and healthy,

The pool has been paid for as part of the Mayor of London’s Make a Splash campaign in partnership with Sporting Club Thamesmead, Trust Thamesmead, Bexley council and delivered by Total Swimming and the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA).

The campaign is designed to ensure a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with ‘the aim of ensuring Londoners benefit from inspirational projects that significantly increase participation in sport and physical activity, as well as using sport to tackle social issues.’

To book swimming lessons at the Make a Splash pool at Sporting Club Thamesmead, visit www.totalswimming.co.uk/make-a-splash. Or call on 0208 320 4488.

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