Make a Splash this Autumn in Croydon and Newham

Friday 14 September 2012 at 16:32

The new school term has started, and the Make a Splash team has been busy over the last few weeks building swimming pools for exciting new projects in Croydon and Newham.



With excitement still in the air from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Mayor of London's mobile pools programme is pleased to visit two boroughs this term for the first time. The swimming pools are located in specially built temporary structures at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School in Upper Norwood, Croydon and Hallsville Primary School at Canning Town, Newham.



The two pools will deliver school swimming lessons during school times, with a range of sessions for the community after school and on Saturday mornings. These include swimming lessons for children and adults, and special sessions aimed specifically at 14 - 25 year olds to encourage young people to be physically active. During the half term holiday there will be weekday sessions available, including crash courses for children.



With sessions priced at just £2 each, this is a fantastic opportunity to improve swimming skills for all ages, and we'd like to get as many people from the two local areas to use our pools while they are there until December.



For more information about the project at Virgo Fidelis Senior Convent School, Croydon, please click here



For more information about the project at Hallsville Primary School, Newham, please click here.



Make a Splash is a Mayor of London Sports Legacy programme sponsored by British Gas and delivered by Total Swimming in collaboration with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). Water has been provided for both projects by Thames Water.


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