Have your say on our free swimming scheme

As you may be aware, young people aged 16 and under in Sandwell can swim for free at any public swimming session in the school holidays. Older people living in Sandwell – aged 60-plus - can also swim for free up to 1pm daily all year round. Sandwell council have recently launched a survey to find out what customers think of our free swimming scheme. Councillor Richard Marshall, cabinet member for leisure services commented: “Participating in 30 minutes of physical activity or sports per week provides residents with significant health benefits from reducing the likelihood of having a stroke, reduces blood pressure, reduces the likelihood of suffering from a blood clot, improves cholesterol levels, and promotes mental health and wellbeing. “The survey is trying to get an understanding of the health benefits the free swimming offer has had for those who use the scheme. So I urge people who swim for free to fill in the survey so that we can get a better understanding of what people think of the scheme and how it has helped them with their overall health and wellbeing.” The survey will run until Friday 8 September 2017 and we encourage as many people as possible to take part. Have your say by completing the online survey www.sandwell.gov.uk/swimming