The sessions start next Saturday (4 April) at Hartsdown Leisure Centre and are aimed at families with disabled children. Taking place between 2.30pm and 4.30pm every Saturday, the sessions organised by Thanet Disability Sports Project are supported by Thanet Leisureforce, Eastern and Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust, the government and the local Thanet Can-Do organisation.
Those aged 16 and under can swim for free in these sessions, but they will need to join the free swimming scheme by filling out a simple registration form. They will need to show proof of their age and will then receive their "free swim card". There will also be one concessionary adult swim per disabled person.
The Thanet Disability Sports Project, which is part of Thanet District Council, aims to improve sporting opportunities for people with a disability in Thanet through specific disability clubs and sessions, raising awareness, recognising achievements and helping clubs to welcome disabled people.
The project has already created the Thanet Galaxy Pan Disability Football Club, improved beach play facilities and successfully re-launched the disability cycling scheme in Minnis Bay.
Cllr. Shirley Tomlinson, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said: "These sessions will be a great opportunity for families with disabled children to enjoy time together at the pool. The council's Disability Sports Project has already had some great successes in organising activities and events for those with disabilities and I'm sure this will prove to be another popular session."
For more information about the Thanet Disability Sport Project, contact the team on 01843 577673 or visit www.thanet.gov.uk/sport