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Parkwood and Fitronics launch tech solution to help children learn to swim

The solution looks to improve accessibility to swimming courses at Parkwood's venues (Image: Parkwood Leisure)

Leisure facility operator, Parkwood Leisure, has partnered with fitness software specialist, Fitronics, to improve accessibility to swimming courses at venues managed by Parkwood and its partners, Legacy Leisure and Lex Leisure.

The new solution permits parents and carers to add children to a specific waiting list for swimming lessons that take place at a time and location that best suit them.

Users are then notified when a space becomes available and the lesson can then be booked directly within Course Pro, the sports and swimming course management tool provided by Fitronics.

Available across Parkwood Leisure’s (and its partners’) 60 venues across England and Wales, the solution is part of Parkwood’s commitment to improve access to essential water safety skills within its communities.

The move follows a recruitment and training initiative by Parkwood, designed to both upskill existing and hire new swimming teachers.

Parkwood says it has seen a 50% increase in children enrolled on its swim programmes, when compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Alex Godfrey, Operations Director at Parkwood Leisure, said: “The new swim waiting list feature of our Course Pro tool is groundbreaking within our sector.

“It helps us and our partners to ensure we can provide our customers with access to a key life skill and one of our most in-demand offerings, our swim programme.”

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