Tuesday Jul 8
MORE than 40,000 free swimming lessons are being offered to Basildon youngsters.
Everyone Active, which runs Basildon Sporting Village and Wickford swimming pool for Basildon Council, has announced the classes for five to 11-year-olds.
The Washington Post
Last year, Bethesda's Katie Ledecky, 17, stunned the world when she broke two world records at the FINA World Aquatic Championships at age 16 .
Lack Of Competitive Sport 'Harming' Pupils
Failure to give pupils the chance to play competitive sports has an impact on their education, the schools watchdog Ofsted has warned.
Catherine Tyldesley pulls on her wetsuit as she takes to freezing...
She's out of her depth! Catherine Tyldesley pulls on her wetsuit as she takes to freezing Lake Windermere for the Great North Swim She's Coronation Street character's been in hot water on more than one occasion, but it was the exact opposite for the woman who plays her on Saturday.
Thousands take plunge in 'warm and welcoming' Windermere for Great North Swim
WINDERMERE'S temperature warmed to a welcome 17.5 degrees as thousands of swimmers took the plunge in Britain's largest open-water event.