With the opening of Knowsley’s Leisure and Culture Park only a matter of weeks away, Knowsley’s Active Leisure team have teamed up with Swim North West to encourage the community to make the most of the new state of the art facilities.
Leisure mascot ‘Max Tiger’ and Councillor Eddie Connor encourage local youngsters to make a ‘big splash’ at Halewood Leisure Centre.
The new park, based on Longview Drive in Huyton, includes an aquatic centre which boasts two 25m swimming pools, one of which has a moveable floor which will be invaluable for hosting swimming lesson and for disabled users.
The classes are being run within all pools in Knowsley. Call the Get Active team on 443 2200 to find out more.
Integral to the swimming programme is the borough’s Learn to Swim programme, supported by the ASA National Plan. This programme aims to get children involved in swimming at a young age, through brand new adult and children based sessions.
Jan Tatersall, who is helping to develop Knowsley’s swimming programme, said “Many of our planned activities are creative and fun. Most recently, we have introduced numeracy and literacy in water for children under five, which is a programme of swimming opportunities which can be enjoyed by all the family."
Cllr Eddie Connor, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Community and Culture added “Having such a varied and exciting swimming programme available in Knowsley is fantastic news for our residents and visitors to the borough. I’m pleased that we are able to offer the facilities and activities our residents have asked for and deserve and look forward to the opening of our leisure and culture park next month.”
Leisure mascot ‘Max Tiger’ and Councillor Eddie Connor encourage local youngsters to make a ‘big splash’ at Halewood Leisure Centre