- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Press Releases
Press Release RE Free Swimming for Members of the Armed Services and Veterans.
|TITLE||Armed Forces Free Swimming Scheme Launch|
|DATE||3 February 2016|
|By Mike Hedges AM
Mike Hedges welcomes Assembly Launch of Free Swimming Scheme for Service personnel and ex service personnel.
Mike said.. I welcome this initiative by the Wales Labour Government which rewards service personnel and ex personnel for the contribution their have made for their country. It is time that the contribution to society made by the service men and women is better recognised. I hope that many Swansea Service Personnel take advantage of this scheme.
Members will wish to be aware that Leighton Andrews will today be launching at Risca Leisure Centre, a new national scheme to provide free swimming for veterans and Armed Forces personnel.
Free Swimming for Armed Forces and veterans is the latest initiative to be launched by the Welsh Government as part of its Package of Support for the Armed Forces Community.
The scheme is being delivered by all 22 Local Authorities in Wales to enable and encourage veterans and our armed forces personnel to enjoy swimming as a form of physical activity and in recognition of the service they have given to their country.