• Julie James AM welcomes launch a new national scheme to provide free swimming for veterans and Armed Forces personnel in Wales.

    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 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.

    Julie James AM said: “This is a great scheme, I like many residents in Swansea West believe strongly that we need to recognise the service our armed forces have given and are giving”

    “This scheme is another way in which the Welsh Labour Government is recognising the contribution they make, to our country and this community.  I hope members of the armed forces community and veterans in Swansea West will be able to make full use of this opportunity to exercise.