At the start of the New Year Out to Swim will expand its existing swim and water polo programmes to offer swimming lessons for adults. Beginning 6 January 2008 lessons will be held at the Queen Mother Sports Centre, providing a unique opportunity for beginners to discover the benefits of team swimming.

The lessons will run on a six-week cycle, consisting of a one-hour session every Sunday. Participants will not only gain confidence in the water, but will also be able to participate in all OTS social activities, providing the perfect opportunity to meet other club members.

“This programme offers participants a no-pressure atmosphere to develop their swimming skills while meeting new people,” says David Jeffrey, Chair of Out to Swim. “The lessons provide a great opportunity for people who have thought about joining Out to Swim, but still need to build their skills in the water. This is a key part of our team’s goal to ensure that Out to Swim is open and accessible to as many people as possible.”

With close instruction by qualified staff and personalised feedback, the lessons will allow every swimmer to advance at their own pace. Each session aims to provide members with the confidence and skills to access club swimming.