FAMILIES can try out sports taster lessons before splashing the cash.
Peterlee Leisure Centre is offering the free swimming lessons for adults and children throughout this month.
They will be able to try a lesson at the centre before they commit to a course, with the offer will run seven days a week.
The half-hour lessons are led by qualified teachers and allow children to sample the classes before booking a place on the swimming school programme SwimSchool.
Malcolm Grinstead, contract manager of the centre, said: “ It is really important for children to learn how to swim.
“It is even more important for people in East Durham, living next to 14 miles of coastline. “Parents should also feel confident when they are around water, so this is a great opportunity for adults and children to come along completely free of charge and give swimming a go.”
Lessons take place at various times and should be booked by contacting the centre’s reception on 586 2400
To find out more about the centre visit www.harpersfitness.co.uk.