A hot offer to cool down

left to right ' Paul Hossack, duty manager at Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, Natalie Page, leisure attendant, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, Cllr Mark Hood, Fife Council with children from Warout Primary School, Glenrothes enjoying a free swim.
left to right ' Paul Hossack, duty manager at Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, Natalie Page, leisure attendant, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, Cllr Mark Hood, Fife Council with children from Warout Primary School, Glenrothes enjoying a free swim.

As summer arrives, Fife youngsters are being offered an unbeatable offer to cool down with free swimming across the region.

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust – the region’s leading provider of sports and leisure services – is launching its Splash-out-for-Nowt scheme thanks to extra funding from Fife Council.

The offer gives juniors, aged 17 and under, the opportunity to swim for free throughout the summer school holidays.

The funding also means that the leasure Trust will be able to deliver its Quid-a-Kid programme allowing juniors to play racquet sports for just £1 during school holidays.

Both family-popular schemes are available in the Trust’s facilities across the region and are part of the organisation’s drive to get more young people active more of the time.

Ed Watson, chief executive for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “We are very pleased to be in a position to be able to maintain Splash-out-for-Nowt and Quid-a-Kid – initiatives which are at the heart of the organisation’s drive to engage more young people with physical activity at an early age to encourage a lifelong interest in staying active.

“We would encourage as many young people and families to visit the Trust’s facilities during the summer holidays to experience the choice and quality of programmes and facilities on offer.”

Councillor Mark Hood, the Council’s executive committee member shares Ed’s enthusiasm for the programme.

He said: “Heading to the swimming pool with friends is an obvious winner for the kids during the school summer holidays. I’m pleased that we are continuing to fund this initiative again this summer to allow the Trust to offer it for free.

“It will be a pleasure to see the pools busy with youngsters having fun and being active – a fantastic endorsement for the programme.”

For full details on Fife Sports and Leisure Trust’s summer holiday activities, visit www.fifeleisure.org.uk and www.fifedirect.org.uk/summer for Fife Council’s full summer online planner.