Free swimming in the run up to the Olympics

Local residents may be interested to know that Shropshire Council has announced free swimming sessions in the run up to the Olympics.
Full details can be found here on the Council’s website, locally Whitchurch and Market Drayton Swimming Centres will be offering free swims on Tuesdays in May and June. Most people will be aware however that the main pool at market Drayton has been closed for repair work since 12th March. Though the work was planned to take two weeks, it has still not reopened and a month after it closed the Council were not able to estimate when it would be back in operation (Shropshire Star). A note at the bottom of the web page announcing the free swimming sessions states that it “is due to reopen at the end of May 2012”. In the meantime Whitchurch is not that far away.
Shropshire council has also signed up their swimming pools to take part in the British Gas Free Swim promotion. British Gas are supporting swimming at all levels in the lead up to the Olympics. This promotion allows one adult and two children to swim for free on any day (subject to timetabling) on two occasions up to the end of June 2012. Details are available at

Finally, the same page says that Shropshire Council are also offering residents free fitness suite inductions between 1 May 2012 and 30 June 2012 at all facilities operating fitness suites. Locally these are Thomas Adams Sports Centre in Wem and Whitchurch Leisure Centre.