OXFORD residents are encouraged to take the plunge and make a splash this summer.

As part of the county’s GO Active project, residents can swim five times for £5 at three Oxford City Council pools.

The offer will run until Monday, September 1, at Barton Leisure Centre, Blackbird Leys Pool and Temple Cowley Pools.

Councillor Mark Lygo, board member for parks, sport and events, said: "Whether people are looking for some time to switch off from daily life or a way to get some exercise, swimming is a great option for all ages and abilities."

More information