Swim students ‘tech’ the plunge

Up to date information on how their child’s swimming lessons are going is
now only a keystroke away for parents and carers – thanks to the launch of ‘On Course’ at pools run by St Helens Council.

Every youngster enrolled with the ‘Swimskool’ programme – which provides over 2000 swimming lessons a week in the borough – will be given the opportunity to use the new technology.

Following a simple online registration process parents and carers will be
able to see how their children are progressing against the Amateur Swimming Association National Standards used on all courses. Swim instructors use an iPod poolside to record each standard completed and progress against each award.

To celebrate the launch of the new technology, every ‘Swimskool’ customer will be able to collect a special free goody bag containing online joining instructions, a discount voucher for swimming equipment and enter a colouring competition for some great prizes.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing,
Councillor Jeanie Bell said: “This is a very exciting use of new technology
– and a great way for parents and carers to follow the progress of their
children during swimming lessons.”

For more information contact Jade Booth at Selwyn Jones Sports Centre on 01744 677230.