It seems a short time since Olympic fever swept the nation as London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games. But the clock was already ticking on the next Olympiad. At the capital’s spectacular closing ceremony, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, formally handed the Olympic flag to Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro. This summer, the […]
Over 4,600 people flocked to the London Aquatics Centre last month to celebrate its first birthday. To mark the occasion, GLL, who operate the venue on behalf of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), hosted a day of taster water sports sessions. Special guests on the day included Aimee Willmott, Commonwealth Games medallist and London […]
Swimming hero Ellie Simmonds was guest of honour at a swimming gala to celebrate the £16.5 million transformation of Islington’s much-loved Ironmonger Row Baths.
The combined pool and spa sectors played their part in a remarkable summer of sport in the UK, providing several of the army of 70,000 volunteer Games Makers who made such an impact at both London 2012 events.
Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee says he owes his London Games victory to an Endless swimming pool installed in the garden of his Yorkshire home.
The pool with an underwater treadmill not only hastened his recovery from a serious Achilles injury but enabled him to keep training.Alistair installed the pool himself with the help of some willing friends. He had to convince the local planning officer, the pool was permitted development.
Iain Crighton, the chairman and owner of Peterborough-based Crightons Hydropool, was honoured with carrying the torch for a leg of the 2012 London Olympics.
One in three children is leaving primary
school unable to swim, according to a report
by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA).
Of those who cannot swim, nearly two
fifths (39%) have never been offered lessons
Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool has re-opened following a two-and-a-half-year, £37.5 million refurbishment. Built in 1970 for the Commonwealth Games, the A-listed, Olympicsized swimming pool was also used for the 1986 games. Now, following its £37.2 million renovation, the pool will host the diving events for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, as well as being selected by the British Swimming squad […]
With the London Olympics almost upon us, these are exciting times for swimming in the UK and the swimming pool industry as a whole. At five key training centres across Britain, competing swimmers are working flat out before they go for gold – and already swimming pools are seeing a dramatic increase in interest, […]
Although this summer has been the coolest for some 18 years, Woodgreen Leisure Centre’s open air pool in Oxfordshire, attracted over 19,000 customers – 2000 more visits this season than last. The busiest day was July 28 when almost 1,000 people used the pool. Cherwell District Council’s portfolio holder for environment, Cllr James Macnamara, said: […]