Penzance Leisure Centre has introduced a new set of pool steps which have enabled one woman to achieve a life-long ambition.

A local lady had expressed her wish to be able to swim with her husband and that it was the one thing in life she wished she could do.

The problem was that all pool steps are designed to be vertical and have a steep decline. Wanting to help her achieve her ambition the leisure centre has invested in a new set of steps that now ensures the swimming pool is accessible to all.

Rees Brown, duty manager, said: “To be completely honest with you, her story really touched me, it made me want to help her achieve her lifelong ambition and I could not be more pleased to see this dream come true.”