In the swim for diamond event

TWO leisure centres are rolling back the years by giving residents a gem of a swimming offer.

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Riverside Leisure Centre in Morpeth and Ponteland Leisure Centre are offering both youngsters and elders the opportunity to swim for just 60p – a penny for every year that the monarch has been on the throne.

It is open to those under 16 and over 60 who have a ‘Swim for 60p’ voucher and will span every day of the Jubilee holiday weekend, from June 2 to 5.

It is hoped that it will get more people involved in swimming.

Contract manager at Riverside and Ponteland Leisure Centres, Ian Hamlet, said: “Everyone knows that the Diamond Jubilee is going to be a fantastic occasion for the whole country and we wanted to celebrate the weekend in an active and fun way.

“With the bank holiday meaning that families will have that bit of extra time together, hopefully people in the community will make the most of this offer and come on down to the leisure centres.”

The vouchers are available from