Dundee City Council has been accused of “misleading” parents over cuts to swimming lessons for schools.
It comes after it was revealed in May that the local authority would no longer provide the sessions for primary pupils.
At the time, the council denied axing the classes. However, Labour councillor Michael Marra has now said the position is “dishonest” after learning there is no chance of any primary pupil getting a swimming lesson until October at the earliest.
He said parents and pupils had been completely misled and called on the authority to apologise.
“When parents are out this week buying uniforms and gym kit for the new school year they should not waste their money on a swimming costume,” he said. “The lessons their children deserve have been scrapped by the SNP.”
Initially, the council said the current method of delivering swimming lessons was inefficient.
Council leader John Alexander said later that the council was looking at other ways of teaching swimming to pupils, including “more intensive” lessons for non-swimmers.
However, Dundee Lochee councillor Mr Marra said all lessons had effectively been scrapped.
He said: “There will be no primary swimming lessons when our schools start back in August. Yet just weeks ago the denials could not have been more categorical.”
A Dundee City Council spokesperson said: “We are now looking at ways of providing a better form of swimming programmes for primary pupils.
“A working group is now considering how to take this forward, with a review taking place in August and September.”