Taking a dook....and learning to swim

Pupilsl get free swimming lessons
Pupilsl get free swimming lessons

Primary pupils from across West Lothian are set to continue benefiting from West Lothian Council’s Learn to Swim Plus programme.

The programme aims to deliver a project to children, mostly primary 5 pupils, who have been identified as non-swimmers. It is run by West Lothian Leisure and Community School staff across West Lothian, includingXcite in Linlithgow.

So far this academic year, 102 children have learned to swim as a result of taking the free lessons. Last year, a total of 126 children could swim after the sessions.

Executive Councillor for Culture and Leisure, Dave King, added: “It is very important that children learn to swim. Swimming is an important life skill and also enables the children to be healthy and active.”