Free swimming for the over-60s

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OCTOBER will be a month of free swimming for people who are aged 60 and over who visit leisure centres run by East Lindsey District Council.

Centres have seen a decrease in the number of over 60s going swimming this year so to celebrate Older People’s Day on October 1 the council launched a month long campaign to encourage older people to swim.

East Lindsey is recognised as having some of the best leisure facilities in the East Midlands with significant investment being made in all leisure centres in recent years.

Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Coun Adam Grist: said: “To access free swimming at the Leisure Centres in Horncastle, Louth and Skegness, all you need to need to do is sign up for a free KeyCard and you can swim as often as you like.

“We want more people locally to take regular exercise and this will hopefully encourage more people to swim on a regular basis.

“As well as being a good form of exercise swimming also has social benefits with a chance to meet new people and make friends.”

By signing up for a KeyCard you’ll receive up to 35 per cent off leisure activities whenever you visit. For more information, visit or contact your local pool.