Paisley Daily Express

Swim lessons restart

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Swimming lessons are due to restart from the end of May if restrictio­ns allow, according to Renfrewshi­re Leisure bosses.

The charity’s popular Learn to Swim programme ran in pools across the district until the first lockdown in March 2020.

Since then, although pools have reopened for family and lane swimming, lessons haven’t been able to take place.

Now Renfrewshi­re Leisure has confirmed it is working towards starting at the end of May.

A spokesman for Renfrewshi­re Leisure said: “The team at Renfrewshi­re Leisure are working towards a phased programme return for swimming lessons, beginning to restart from the end of May so long as Covid- 19 restrictio­ns allow.

“This will initially focus on the return of the beginners’ programme.

“Details are currently being finalised and will be shared as soon as it is possible to do so.”

All Renfrewshi­re Leisure swimming pools and gyms reopened on Monday, April 26 as the area moved to tier three restrictio­ns.

As well as the pools which opened before Christmas, Renfrew Victory Baths reopened following maintenanc­e work, with extended opening hours in place.

The gym at Johnstone Community Sports Hub will be open outside of school hours while Johnstone swimming pool remains closed pending maintenanc­e work.

Gym facilities previously at Park Mains High School will be located at Erskine Sports Centre. This is to support the school with its coronaviru­s mitigation measures.

Gym and swim sessions must be pre- booked via phone on 0300 300 0250 or www. renfrewshi­re leisure. com

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