SANTA Claus is splashing out for Christmas this year – in his local swimming pool! In the guise of senior leisure attendant Gary McLeod, Father Christmas yesterday took a dip in The Lagoon pool after he found out it was going to be open over the Festive period. And as an extra Christmas present, bosses at Renfrewshire Leisure are offering family swim sessions for just £3 – a saving of £6.50p – at Paisley’s Lagoon and The ON-X Leisure centre, in Linwood.

Santa said: “People can save a ho-ho-whole lot of money with this brilliant offer and splashing around in the pool is a great way to spend some fun family time between Christmas and New Year.”
The sports and leisure facilities at The Lagoon and The ON-X will be open between Sunday, December 27 and Thursday, December 31. The £3 Family Swim Session, for two adults and two children is available between those dates.

All Renfrewshire Leisure facilities return to normal opening hours on Monday January 4.
Joyce McKellar, chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure said:“We know people want to be able to use our sports and leisure facilities at times over the Festive season and we’re meeting that demand by opening two of our two biggest centres.“So, if anyone fancies a workout in the gym to burn off the Christmas dinner calories, or have some quality leisure time in the pool with family and friends, we’re here for them.”

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Santa Claus in the guise of senior leisure attendant, Gary McLeod takes a pre-Christmas dip in The Lagoon pool.