Free swimming in Pudsey and Armley marks Team GB’s success


Free swimming sessions will be held at Pudsey and Armley Leisure Centres to mark Team GB’s success at the Rio Olympics.

People of all ages will be able to take advantage of the offer tomorrow (Saturday 27, August), which forms part of the council’s support for the ‘I Am Team GB’ initiative by The National Lottery and ITV, which is aiming to get people active and create the nation’s biggest sports day.

The free hour-long general swimming and general lane sessions will be available at various times throughout the day at the following leisure centres; Armley, Aireborough, Holt Park, John Charles Centre for Sport (JCCS), Morley, Pudsey, Rothwell, Scott Hall and Wetherby.

The Rio Olympics proved to be a triumph for athletes from the city, with the council announcing it will be hosting a homecoming event to honour its Olympic and Paralympic heroes, which include Pudsey’s Nile Ranger. Event plans are being finalised.

Leeds City Council’s executive member with responsibility for sport, Councillor James Lewis, said:

“I hope the combination of Team GB’s success and high quality facilities that we offer at our leisure centres will inspire more people to exercise, starting with our free one hour taster swimming sessions this Saturday.”


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