Dursley Swimming Pool has been accredited with the Swim 21 award by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), which is the governing body for swimming in Great Britain, for the standard of its swimming lessons.
Councillor June Cordwell, executive member for community services, said:
'I'm delighted for the staff at Dursley Pool who deserve credit for making it the first pool in Gloucestershire to achieve this standard, which shows their dedication to providing a high quality Learn to Swim programme.'
Angela Gillingham, general manager of the Stroud District Council run pool said:
'We pride ourselves on the quality of teaching at the centre and spend a lot of time and energy training our instructors to deliver the highest quality of lessons to people of all ages and abilities. Swim 21 is not just a badge of honour but a guarantee that your child will receive high quality swimming lessons delivered by qualified teachers in a safe environment.'
The centre follows the ASA National Teaching Plan and regularly has over 1,100 children on its Learn to Swim programme.
Children are taught from as young as three months old. The pool also runs lessons for adults as it is never too late to learn to swim and has produced many competitive swimmers who have gone on to swim in both regional and national competitions. It also has strong links with local swimming clubs..
For details on the Learn to Swim programme call Dursley Pool on 01453 546441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Enrolments are being taken in December for the New Year.