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Aireborough Sub Aqua Club awarded £10,000 by Sport England
9:00am Monday 11th February 2013 in News
A sub aqua club is hoping to introduce more people to diving after securing a £10,000 grant from Sport England.
Chairman Trish Crawley said: “We have applied for this grant and we have just heard that we have got it. The idea now is to try to increase the number of people who know about what we are doing and to get people in to do try dives.”
The club meets at Aireborough Leisure Centre every Wednesday evening and goes on dives to the Capernwray centre near Lancaster, as well as Northumberland and the Red Sea. Trish said they were hoping more people would come along to the leisure centre to try out the new equipment.
Anyone over the age of 14 is invited to come along and try out the kit and to have a go at breathing through a tank in the pool. We take you to the bottom of the pool just to be able to experience what it’s like, because it does feel alien when you start doing it,” she said. “Once they get used to it a lot of people are amazed at how nice and peaceful it feels.”
She said one of the two tutors was currently teaching a course on snorkelling to Scouts and Air Cadets.
To have a go at a try dive contact David Richardson on 07890 246931 or Tony White on 07817 276678.