If you are age 60 and over, living outside a market town, then make use of this great Spring swim offer to try out a leisure pool near you.
Most residents living in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse can reach a pool within about 20 minute drive time, but taking that first step to try out swimming can be hard. To make it easier, GO Active Gold, in partnership with Better Leisure Centres, are offering unlimited swimming for £5 during April 2017 to residents age 60 plus living in rural villages.
GO Active Gold is a Sport England funded project, encouraging people living in rural areas age 60 and over to become more active by setting up activities local to them.
Research shows that as you get older, you’re far more likely to become inactive: 42 per cent of people aged 55 and over are inactive compared to 29 per cent of the population as a whole.
Swimming is an ideal workout for the elderly, mainly because it presents little risk of injury and is low impact. Swimming also develops strong and stable core muscles, which are necessary for good balance control — a major protective factor against falls.
Make sure you don’t miss out on this offer by registering your place before Saturday 1 April 2017, just call 01235 422226 or complete the online registration form on our website:www.getoxfordshireactive.org/go-active-gold.
Once you have registered, visit your local leisure pool during April. Your one month swim offer will start from the date of your first swim.
South Oxfordshire District – Participating pools include
• Thame Leisure Centre
• Henley Leisure Centre
• Abbey Sports Centre
• Didcot Wave
Vale of White Horse District – Participating pools includ
• Wantage Leisure Centre
• Faringdon Leisure Centre
• White Horse Leisure Centre