Swimming lessons got underway in Rojales last week with 161 registered beginners, 20 more than attended the course last year.

The lessons are being held in the municipal pools located in the municipal sports centre and at Heredades.

The Councillor for Sports, Pedro Llopis, said that it is very important that such training is organised by the local administration, primarily for the safety of children and adults. “Being comfortable in the water will allow individuals to enjoy the summer and avoid risks by not knowing how to swim.”

The courses have been organised by the Department of Sports and are being taught by qualified instructors to suit different ages and schedules. The courses will last until 12 August.

The municipality is paying for more than 50% of the costs of tuition so as to encourage maximum participation. As such the cost for each attendee has been held at just 14 euros.