Tag: swimming

  • Swimming coach who secretly filmed children undressing is sentenced

    A FORMER sports coach from Portsmouth who supplied videos of naked swimming pupils to an Australian paedophile has been jailed. Terry Neale, 55, from North End, was tracked down and arrested by National Crime Agency officers in January 2021. The arrest was made after the Australian Federal Police (AFP) recovered the videos and shared them…

  • Free swimming lessons keep opportunities afloat for local kids

    Hundreds of Aberdeen children provided with vital life skills CHILDREN IN Aberdeen are being offered free swimming lessons as part of an inclusive swimming initiative from a local leisure provider. Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) has provided 367 children with free swimming lessons this year as part of its very own community initiative, delivering a bespoke…

  • Local swimming providers championing inclusion

    74% of children with additional support needs in mainstream lessons A NATIONAL diversity and inclusion initiative has reported a record number of children with additional support needs enrolled in mainstream swimming lessons in Aberdeen. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of children with additional support needs who partake in Learn in Swim lessons with Sport Aberdeen are now…

  • Swimming providers championing inclusion

    Mainstream lessons reach more children with disabilities A NATIONAL diversity and inclusion initiative has reported a record number of children with disabilities enrolled in mainstream swimming lessons. Nearly three-quarters (71%) of children with disabilities who partake in Learn in Swim lessons are now taking part in mainstream swimming lessons rather than one-to-ones, up from 54%…

  • Local swimming provider championing inclusion

    Mainstream lessons reach more children with disabilities A LOCAL authority has broken down barriers to allow swimming lessons to be accessible and inclusive to all children across South Ayrshire.  A new report shows that 85% of children with disabilities take part in mainstream Learn to Swim lessons in 2023 in the area, up from 77%…

  • Scot left stunned after spotting storm-swept seal swimming in River Clyde

    A SCOT was left stunned after spotting a lone seal swimming in the River Clyde, seemingly having been swept in by Storm Babet. Ross McCully was walking along the banks of the Clyde on Saturday when he spotted the aquatic mammal bobbing on the surface of the Glasgow river. Believing the seal may have been…