Aquatics Award For Charitable Trust

Kirklees Active Leisure recently won the ASA’s Facility Operator of the Year.
Kirklees Active Leisure recently won the ASA’s Facility Operator of the Year.

Charitable leisure trust, Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) has been named Facility Operator of the Year 2015 by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA).
KAL, which manages 14 leisure facilities and swimming pools on behalf of Kirklees Council, won the category for operators with up to 22 wet sites and was recognised for its outstanding programmes, performance and partnerships.
Gemma Hill-Wood, KAL aquatic manager said: “Winning a National Award is a fantastic achievement for KAL. Aquatics has been a key focus for the organisation and the teams work really hard to provide such a range of activities.”
More than 6,500 adults and children swim in KAL swim academy which is the swimming lesson programme that operates in KAL pools each week, making the non-profit organisation the largest swimming lesson provider in the area. KAL has increased the number taking part in public swimming sessions by over 10,000 people, having introduced new products and programmes and new timetables for all pools.
“The award recognises operators that have demonstrated continued commitment to improving their aquatics programmes over the last 12 months and have demonstrated creative use of innovation, whilst ensuring community engagement, inclusivity and driving participation is high on the agenda,” said Adam Paker, CEO of the ASA.