A Richmondshire club that has been training swimmers for almost 40 years is to implement a new programme with the help of District Council cash.
Members of the council have approved a £3,060 grant from the Communities Opportunity Fund for the Richmond Dales Amateur Swimming Club to help put five coaches through Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) courses.
Set up in 1976 the club has had success at county, regional, national and Olympic level. With the appointment of a new head coach it is bringing in a new swimming programme designed to suit all ages and abilities – but five of the coaches need to be brought up to speed with their ASA qualifications.
“This club is thriving with an excellent track record of supporting local people to succeed in swimming at all levels,” said Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Threlfall, who is pictured with club members.
“The new coaching skills provided through the grant will not only benefit the coaches themselves and those taking the course, but all members of the club.”