Rachel Goss, the chief coach of Carn Brea Swimming Club, is appealing to all young swimmers to join that club so as it may continue the great tradition of being one of top amateur swimming clubs in Cornwall. The club has qualified swimming teachers and coaches.

There is a lack of numbers of both boys and girls of the ages of 9 and 10 in the competitive squads and because of this the club may find its status in division one of the Western Speedo League in jeopardy within the next two years.

Swimming is a great competitive sport as television viewers who watched the Commonwealth Games will recall. These athletes, for that is what the swimmers are, perform well in other sports helped by the stamina gained from swimming training.

If any youngsters aged between five and ten want to become good swimmers, then a parent should take them along to the club night at the Carn Brea Recreation Centre at 6pm on Mondays.

Any swimmer, who is not currently with a swimming club but who has been swimming competitively until recently, is also invited to come along to the club night on a Monday at 7pm. If you have recently moved to live in Kerrier, Carrick or Penwith or if you learned to swim in any other pool in travelling distance of Carn Brea, the invitation is extended to you to come and join Carn Brea Swimming Club.

It is hoped that when the schools restart in September, school teachers in the locality will recommend the swimming club to their most able swimmers.

There is a contact number for anyone interested - it is 01872 279407.