Over 60s can swim for a whole month for just £5

Released on March 8, 2017

People aged 60 and over living in rural areas across southern Oxfordshire can claim a month’s swimming sessions for just £5. 

GO Active Gold is offering vouchers to use at district council leisure centres from 1 April to 31 May.  Residents can sign up for the offer by visiting www.getoxfordshireactive.org/go-active-gold or by calling 01235 422240.  To claim this offer you must register by Saturday 1 April. 

The leisure centres where the offer can be used are:

  • Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield
  • Didcot Wave
  • Faringdon Leisure Centre
  • Henley Leisure Centre
  • Thame Leisure Centre
  • Wantage Leisure Centre
  • White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Abingdon

Please note – this offer is not available to existing ‘Better’ members. 

Cllr Charlotte Dickson, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “This offer provides a great opportunity for those over 60 living in rural areas to give swimming a go.  We’d love to see as many people as possible take up this offer and swim for just £5.” 

Cllr Anna Badcock, Cabinet Member for Leisure at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “Since launching in 2016 GO Active Gold has helped over a thousand people get more active across southern Oxfordshire.  The £5 swimming offer is another example of the significant benefits it is bringing to people in our rural communities.” 

Notes for editors: 

GO Active Gold is a Sport England funded three year project that aims to increase health and well-being amongst people aged 60 and over living in rural areas across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse. 

In 2016 GO Active Gold reached over 1,000 residents across 20 rural communities. 24 new communities have been added for 2017 – for details about where and when activities are taking place please visit www.southoxon.gov.uk/gold or www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/gold