Doggy paddle day at Banbury leisure centre a splash hit

Jemma Goater's German shepherd Candy loved the dog and owner swim at Woodgreen Leisure Centre NNL-180918-192312001
Jemma Goater's German shepherd Candy loved the dog and owner swim at Woodgreen Leisure Centre NNL-180918-192312001

Woodgreen Lesiure Centre in Banbury saw doggy paddle galore as it hosted its first annual dog and owner swim on Sunday (September 16).

In an end of summer occasion with a difference, owners were given the chance to book their dogs in for a dip.

Woodgreen Leaisure centre dog swimming - Jemma Goater's dog Candy NNL-180918-193142001

Woodgreen Leaisure centre dog swimming - Jemma Goater's dog Candy NNL-180918-193142001

Each dog had to have somebody aged 16+ to accompany it in the pool and lifeguards were on duty to keep an eye on the human swimmers. Each session was for 50 minutes with a range of measures put in place to ensure it was a fun occasion for all who took part.

Jemma Goater was among those to book in and she told the BG: “What a fantastic afternoon we all had at Woodgreen Leisure Centre.

“The sun shone as lots of dogs swam with the friends and owners. What a wonderful idea to allow dogs a day of fun. Candy, my German Shepherd absolutely loved it.”