Swim students ‘tech’ the plunge

Ollie the Octopus helped celebrate the launch of the'new technology on at Parr Swimming & Fitness Centre with Go Active staff'Jade Booth, Dawn Hastings and young swimmers
Ollie the Octopus helped celebrate the launch of the'new technology on at Parr Swimming & Fitness Centre with Go Active staff'Jade Booth, Dawn Hastings and young swimmers

A new scheme to keep parents up to date with their child’s progress is going swimmingly well.

St Helens Council has launched its Swimskool programme, where parents and carers will be able to see how their children are progressing against the Amateur Swimming Association National Standards used on all courses.

Swim instructors use an iPod poolside to record each standard completed and progress against each award.

To celebrate the launch of the new technology, every Swimskool customer will be able to collect a special free goody bag containing online joining instructions, a discount voucher for swimming equipment and enter a

colouring competition for some great prizes.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, Coun Jeanie Bell said: “This is a very exciting use of new technology - and a great way for parents and carers to follow the progress of their

children during swimming lessons.”

Every youngster enrolled with the Swimskool programme, which provides more than 2000 swimming lessons a week in the borough, will be given the opportunity to use the new technology.

For more information contact Jade Booth at Selwyn Jones Sports Centre on 01744 677230.