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Last Updated: Friday June 06 2008 08:17 GMT

Free swimming plan for kids

Kids swimming

Swimming is set to be FREE for under 16s in England by the time the Olympics come to the UK in 2012.

It's part of a government plan to get everyone off the sofa and doing something sporty.

The pool perk is coming in in stages with the over-60s the first to benefit from the deal.

The under 16s will be the next to get free swimming at the 1,600 public pools owned by councils across England, with everyone set to benefit by 2012.