Free swimming for concessions at Willesden Sports Centre

Willesden Sports Centre are offering free swimming to the over 60s

Willesden Sports Centre are offering free swimming to the over 60s - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A leisure centre is offering free swimming to over 60s, under fives and disabled residents as part of its commitment to get Brent fit and active.

Children under 17 can also enjoy a dip in the pool during school holidays from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm, at Willesden Sports Centre in Donnington Road, Willesden.

The centre, which was shortlisted in the thirds annual Members Choice Health Club Awards last year, is encouraging people to get active in the pool this autumn. Regular swimming can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, whilst increasing muscle tone and strength, as well as improving flexibility and sore joints.

Jane Hylton, contract manager at the centre, said: “The pool is a great place to exercise as you have the option to get fit with friends or work out alone. Swimming is one of those activities which has so many benefits – it lowers stress levels, manages your weight and improves flexibility!

“We encourage all of those who are entitled to free use of the pool to come along and join us for a swim.”

For more information visit www.1life.co.uk.

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