Protest by parents over swim sessions axe

Parents are protesting over moves by an independent Sheffield school to axe swimming sessions which have been held in its pool by a local company for the last six years.

Lessons put on at Mylnhurst RC Prep School in Ecclesall by the Dolphinsstars Swimschool will end later this month and two jobs are expected to go.

Mylnhurst Sports Education and Leisure Ltd, which runs the pool, intends to set up its own Water Merlins Swim School in the new year.

Parents claim the decision has been taken without consultation and are angry that the new venture simply aims to take over the existing company’s customer base.

A letter to parents from the Mylnhurst company said the Swimschool had been given more than the required three months notice.

A meeting to ‘discuss employment opportunities’ was being held with staff.