Make a big splash at Tadcaster pool for £1

Selby MP Nigel Adams with volunteers at Tadcaster Swimming Pool.

Selby MP Nigel Adams with volunteers at Tadcaster Swimming Pool.

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Tadcaster swimming pool is holding a Big Splash open day tomorrow, Saturday, where visitors will get a chance to dive in for a £1.

Visitors will get the chance to view the pool and gym facilities, chat to staff over a cup of tea and get a taste of the activities on offer to achieve a healthy lifestyle. There will also be discounted swim sessions, 1-2-1 swimming lessons and the chance to try out an underwater mp3 player.

Swimming sessions will begin at noon, with a ‘Swim for a £1’ event. This will be followed by a ‘Fun Splash’ family swim session for a £1 per person.

At 3pm individuals interested in learning to swim can enjoy a 1-2-1 taster lesson with a qualified instructor for £5.

The pool is also offering individuals the opportunity to win a £50 voucher, by filling out a quick online survey about the facilities.

For more details go to www.tadcasterpool.org.uk or call 01937 833001.

l Volunteers who are helping to run Tadcaster Community Swimming pool gave their local MP a tour of the venue this week.

The pool is managed by full-time staff with the help of a large number of volunteers and receives no funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

They were visited by MP Nigel Adams this week in a bid to raise awareness about how the pool operates.

Chris Porter, facilities manager at the pool, said: “Mr Adams visit was a chance to him all the work we do here and others that the big society is actually working, we have been running this pool for nearly 17 years largely through the help of the community, as we rely heavily on donations and the hard work of local people.”

If you would like to volunteer at the pool go to www.tadcasterpool.org.uk.