Tuesday July 11 2017
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LEARN TO SWIM
The new Swimsmart Membership is here! The new Swimsmart membership offers a new approach to learning to swim. Swimsmart members will get free, unlimited access to all Christchurch City Council pools outside of regular lesson times. This provides kids with extra opportunities to practise their swimming skills! Customers will now be able to enrol for a membership that offers up to 48 weeks of lessons per year. The new membership also allows customers to pay on a more regular basis via direct debit instead of paying for a full term up front.
Grading of children’s swimming skills occurs on a regular basis, so they can move up a level as soon as they’re ready. If there’s no space available at that level at a suitable time, your child will go on a waitlist and get some advanced instruction at their current level. Book now to secure your child’s spot! Call (03) 377 7690, email swimsmart@ ccc.govt.nz or visit the Swimsmart offices at Jellie Park, Graham Condon or Pioneer to book. For more information check out www.ccc.govt.nz/swimsmart
Your Local Views CYCLE: An initiative to get people leaving their cars at home may be given a second chance. PHOTO: ANDREW KING
Readers write about what it would take to get them cycling to Jellie Park Sport and Recreation Centre Connie Kruse Christensen – Free entry would make me cycle to the swimming pools. But needs more promoting to schools, workplaces and greater community for people to know it exists. Nic Davies – Warm weather. Sadly, I’m not much of a biker but have to say love these new cycle ways that are being made. If I was more into biking I’d feel damn safer using them with all the crazy car drivers about. Lynn Mortlock – The first trial held in the middle of summer and 117 visits were recorded, which according to the organiser was a success.
Welcome to Christchurch, which caters for the minority and the majority suffer.
Anna Barclay – Nothing! Don’t waste the money there’s still people using chemical toilets in New Brighton.
Vanessa Gibson – Haha! Don’t they have a major problem with theft there?!
Anna Henderson – Probably will anyway but cycle lanes the whole way would help. Feels much safer!
Warren Kemp – For a start a push-bike. Oh, and warmer weather. Then I will need motivation (extremely low when it comes to push-bikes) and better roads. What about self-propelled push-bikes? And we could put a cage around them for safety. Wait a minute that sounds like a car. Yes! A car would work for me.
Dennis Rogers – It makes sense to bike as you’re saving at least $1000-plus a year leaving your car at home. It’s extra money in your pocket. Danielle Aitken – Advertise it more. I saw nothing about the last trial at all.
Jason Gemmill – Give it up! Stop trying to force people out of cars and on to bikes. If we wanted to, we would. But clearly the vast majority of us are not interested in cycling.
Jillian Nuth – I’d love to but the traffic is terrifying. Heather Wilkins – Nothing. Why would I be going to Jellie Park?
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