Swim changes

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I’m writing in response to the letter published in the Herald on Thursday, March 26, raising concerns regarding changes to the swimming programme at Splashpoint Leisure Centre.

The swimming programme at Splashpoint Leisure Centre will change from Monday, April 13.

This is set to increase lesson capacity to cope with the growing demand from the local community. The changes have been made following extensive surveys of the pool usage.

The changes will allow over 300 more spaces in our Aquaschool’s learn to swim programme.

Currently, we have 1,600 children in our swimming lessons – this is an increase from the 900 we had at the Aquarena and we still have a waiting list of over 400 children, hence the pressure to provide more lessons.

Splashpoint Leisure Centre has over 700,000 visits per year compared to 350,000 at the Aquarena. In order to accommodate the increase in numbers, more public swimming time will now be available during the holiday periods.

Customer notices have been in place throughout Splashpoint since the March 16 and programme changes are noted on our website and Facebook pages.

Our new brochure, which is due out shortly, will also reflect these changes.

Please be assured we do our very best to meet the needs of all the community. We are always looking for ways to improve services and customer satisfaction, and welcome all feedback to help us with the development of our programmes.

For more information about Aquaschool and the wealth of other activities on offer, visit: www.southdownsleisure.co.uk or call Splashpoint Leisure Centre: 01903 231797

Cathy Hunter

Splashpoint Leisure Centre

Facility manager

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