Nuffield Health plans to roll out a swimming lesson initiative for adults this year, after succeeding in its pledge to teach 10,000 children to swim in 2015.
The swim school target was set following the 2014 Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) School Swimming Census which discovered that 45 per cent of children aged between seven and 11 years old were unable to swim 25m unaided. As partners of the ASA, Nuffield Health pledged to help them with their mission to help more children learn to swim and implemented the ASA’s ‘Learn to Swim’ programme across all of its sites.
Sean McBurney, Nuffield Health national group exercise and swim manager, comments: “To reach our target of helping more than 10,000 children learn to swim is an amazing achievement. Swimming is such an important life skill and we’re keen to continue supporting the ASA in helping more people learn to swim. That’s why this year we will also roll out one-to-one and group adult swimming lessons at our gyms to help more people experience the benefits of swimming, whatever their age.”