1610 inspires a new generation of swimmers with swimming lessons at an all time high

Posted: 19th Jan 2016

Category: Sports

Swimming lessons at 1610

1610 is running a campaign called “1610 reasons to swim” which promotes the key benefits of swimming on health and it has experienced a 13% increase in the number of children and adults who have enrolled for its “learn to swim” programme during the past year.

1610 which operates six swimming pools in Somerset, Dorset and Devon  delivers swimming lessons to more than 3,000 people a week, most of which are children.

Demand for swimming lessons with 1610 is at an all time high and to encourage further participation and learning the leisure trust is offering free swimming sessions for children during public swimming times for those who sign up for swimming lessons.

1610 Swim and Sports Development Manager Ricky Hayes says that 1610 has been working hard to encourage a new generation of swimmers: “ We are absolutely delighted with the success of our swimming lessons programme across our sites. We have been working hard to promote lessons especially for children with a new incentive of free public swimming for children who take up lessons. Although there was a slight decline in numbers at two Devon pools 1610 has been investing in new equipment and services to further improve the take up of lessons and quality of swimming that we offer. Swimming is one of the best sports to take up in terms of fitness and enjoyment, it's a lifelong skill that could one day save your life, a message which we are actively promoting to the next generation of swimmers.”

No of People who have enrolled for swimming lessons with 1610 from December 2014 – December 2015.

1610  Dec - 14   Dec - 15
Dorchester Sports Centre  945  1052
Trinity Sports and Leisure 890 1019 
Torridge Pool 310 399
Cresta Leisure Centre 215 257
Torrington Pool 226 222
Holsworthy Pool  88 75