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EVER wanted to improve your front crawl? Get in the pool with a free 60-minute swimming lesson

Friday, 22nd April 2016, 5:09 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd April 2016, 6:43 pm
Michael Jamieson, Kirsty Gallacher, Gethin Jones, Siobhan O'Conner and James Guy pose for the camera's during the Speedo "Dive In" launch at Aquatics Centre. Picture: Getty Images

A nationwide campaign to get Scots swimming has been launched, with thousands of free 60-minute swimming lessons available.

The initiative aims to promote swimming as exercise after research revealed poor proficiency levels.

As part of the campaign, up to 10,000 adults will receive a free 60-minute swimming lesson at 50 pools across the UK.

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In Scotland, the lessons will take place in Edinburgh’s Ainslie Park and Virgin Active in the city’s Omni Centre. The lessons will also be held at Virgin Active Lanarkshire.

TV presenters Gethin Jones and Kirsty Gallacher and swimmers Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Michael Jamieson launched the new Dive In campaign with swimwear brand Speedo.