Hop in the pool and take on gi­ant ob­sta­cle course

Wibit in­flat­able ar­rives at Stour Cen­tre in time for sum­mer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Report - By Adele Couch­man

ken­tish­ex­press@thek­m­group.co.uk A huge in­flat­able ob­sta­cle course ar­rives in Ash­ford to­mor­row – just in time for the sum­mer.

The Stour Cen­tre’s new Wibit in­flat­able stretches al­most the en­tire length of the Tan­nery Lane venue’s 25-me­tre main pool, where swim­mers can nav­i­gate their way through the ob­sta­cle course be­fore slid­ing into the wa­ter once they’ve reached the fin­ish­ing line.

The new attraction made its first ap­pear­ance for the pub­lic at the pool last Satur­day.

Rachel Foad, the Stour Cen­tre’s pro­gramme man­ager, said: “It is im­por­tant we con­tinue to pro­vide new and in­no­va­tive ser­vices and prod­ucts to our cus­tomers. The Wibit cer­tainly is that, with no other cen­tre in the UK of­fer­ing a round­about com­bi­na­tion on their aquatic track.

“We wanted to pro­vide an ac­tiv­ity that par­ents can en­joy with their chil­dren which will give them the mo­ti­va­tion to im­prove their swim­ming abil­ity and boost their con­fi­dence.”

Wibit ses­sions last for 45 min- utes and will run ev­ery Satur­day at 2pm and 3pm, with ad­di­tional ses­sions sched­uled for the school sum­mer hol­i­days.

Each ses­sion costs £5.50 for chil­dren and £7.15 for adults, with a re­duced adult rate of £3.50 and child rate of £2.75 for Stour Cen­tre mem­bers.

The in­flat­able is also avail­able to hire for birth­day par­ties and pri­vate events.

Swim­mers must be aged six or older and be­tween 1.1m and 1.9m in height.

They must be able to swim 25 me­tres un­aided and may be re­quired to demon­strate their com­pe­tence via a pool test be­fore the ses­sion starts.

It is pos­si­ble to book on the day, but ad­vance book­ing is ad­vis­able to avoid dis­ap­point­ment as spa­ces are lim­ited.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 01233 663503 or visit www.ash­fordleisuretrust.co.uk

The new Wibit in­flat­able stretches al­most the length of the main pool at the Stour Cen­tre

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