Ladysmith Kinsmen invite entire community to dive in for free swim

Club continues tradition of KINdness by paying for your dip at Frank Jameson Community Centre

The Ladysmith Kinsmen are inviting Ladysmith to an Everyone Welcome free swim Saturday afternoon. (file photo)

The Ladysmith Kinsmen make it a priority to be kind, even if it means better late than never.

A month after the weather helped scuttle local participation in national Kinsmen KINdness Day Feb. 23, the service club is inviting the entire community to go swimming this weekend — for free.

“Although a month behind, the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club is still planning on doing their part,” reads a club media release. “Across Canada Kin Clubs held their annual community KINdness day on Feb. 23 but due to weather locally the Ladysmith Kinsmen could not participate on that day, so the Ladysmith Kinsmen are doing their KINdness Day event on Saturday, March 30.”

This will be the sixth time Ladysmith Kinsmen have sponsored an everyone welcome open swim at the Frank Jameson Community Centre.

“We really want to do something that gets families out together and doing fun stuff,” Kin club project chairman Wes Fenner said. “We have enjoyed doing this event for some time, and have found it’s well received so we want to continue.”

The Kinsmen are covering the cost of the pool and lifeguards.

Everyone is welcome and it’s all free.

The Kinsmen will also have a barbecue at the community centre and will be handing out free hot dogs and drinks.

The Kinsmen Everyone Welcome Family Swim runs from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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