PWTAG

PWTAG MOURNS SIGNIFICANT LOSS

In what has already proved one of the most challenging years in living memory, PWTAG lost two founder members in the space of weeks. Phil Penny and Andy Elphick both died during the summer. Through more than 30 years of PWTAG membership, both made huge and uniquely valuable contributions to pool water standards. Phil’s involvement […]

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WISH YOU WERE HERE

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART THREE Christina Connor and Karen Cotton report on commercial pool trends in the UK… Taking the plunge with a holiday park swimming pool can be as daunting as diving off the highest board. Investing in on-site swimming offers many avenues for return on investment from initial visitor appeal to encouraging […]

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Jane Nickerson, Swim England's CEO, is optimistic about the PWTAG move.

Swim England Base For PWTAG

At the end of this month, PWTAG‘s administration will be moving from Tamworth to Swim England in Loughborough. That’s only 30 miles, but PWTAG directors are confident that the move will bring great benefits. PWTAG chair Janice Calvert is confident that this is a progressive move. A key advantage will be the unity of purpose […]

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Leeds-based divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears made history for Britain
as they claimed the first ever diving gold medal for Team GB. Pic: SWpix.com.

Team GB Success Inspires The Next Generation

Team GB’s success in the pool at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has created a wave of people taking to the water, according to the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). Since Olympic fever took hold at the beginning of August, the association has been inundated with enquiries from people looking to get involved in pool-based sports. In […]

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RAISING

Raising The Bar

Always looking to raise the leisure management bar, Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) is pulling out all the stops to increase its number of customer visits to 44 million this year – up by four million on 2015 figures. Not only that, the trust is also investing in the refurbishment of aquatics facilities at at least […]

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The Perfect Storm

Lack of access to local swimming pools is the key factor in a disappointing decline of swimming participation since London 2012. The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) confirms, as of June 2015, there were 5,055 public swimming pools in England – that is 61 fewer pools than in 2013. “The biggest challenge facing the whole leisure […]

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Nuffield Health has revealed plans to grow its nationwide swim school.

Swimming Lesson Plans Reach Target

Nuffield Health plans to roll out a swimming lesson initiative for adults this year, after succeeding in its pledge to teach 10,000 children to swim in 2015. The swim school target was set following the 2014 Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) School Swimming Census which discovered that 45 per cent of children aged between seven and […]

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Aquatics Award For Charitable Trust

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 […]

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Olympians Celebrate Swim School Milestone

Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch joined a host of Olympic athletes to celebrate 125 years of school swimming lessons last month. The event was held at sports and leisure operator Everyone Active’s Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, in St Albans, in partnership with Becky Adlington’s SwimStars and the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). The event also coincided with […]

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Supply And Demand

More than half of the swim schools that took part in a recent survey by the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) admitted that the increase in demand for lessons compared with pool time availability was a concern. A further 58 per cent said a limited number of pools also gave them cause for concern. With demand […]

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