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Written Statement - Armed Forces Free Swimming Scheme Launch

Leighton Andrews, Minister for Public Services and Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport & Tourism

Members will wish to be aware that we will today be launching at Risca Leisure Centre, a new national scheme to provide free swimming for veterans and Armed Forces personnel.

Free Swimming for Armed Forces and veterans is the latest initiative to be launched by the Welsh Government as part of its Package of Support for the Armed Forces Community.

The scheme is being delivered by all 22 local authorities in Wales to enable and encourage veterans and our armed forces personnel to enjoy swimming as a form of physical activity and in recognition of the service they have given to their country.