Cumbria ASA have been able to launch a new bursary scheme with support from the Swimming Trust and The Eden Swim Project.
The scheme, which will help swimming teachers and coaches in Cumbria to gain ASA Level 2 qualifications. These qualifications will help ensure that more people are able to learn to swim in safe and secure surrounding and also help to prevent deaths by drowning.
The bursary scheme is supported by £3,000 donated to the Swimming Trust by supporters of a gruelling 9 day, 90 mile swim down the River Eden in Cumbria by brothers Jack, Calum and Robbie Hudson in August 2015. The Swimming Trust donated a further £1,000 to the project which is also supported by £1,000 donated by Cumbria ASA.
For more information about the scheme contact Cumbria ASA through their website http://www.swimcumbria.org.uk