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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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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ABOVE: Currently Nuffield Health operates a total of 77 fitness and wellbeing centres in addition to 31 private hospitals.
ABOVE: Nuffield Health  Farnham Fitness & Wellbeing Centre has a 25m indoor pool.

Pool Time Matters

With the number of children learning to swim at its health clubs doubling in the last 18 months, swimming participation has become a key focus for Nuffield Health. By bringing its third-party swim school providers in-house and offering lessons to non-members, last year more than 10,000 children learnt to swim in Nuffield pools and the […]

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School children were joined by Olympic swimming heroes at Bristol South Pool to celebrate the Big School Swim.

Schools’ Celebration

Children from over 160 schools across the country took to the water last month to celebrate 125 years of school swimming. Swimming galas, water safety sessions and swimming lessons were just some of the events hosted as part of the Big School Swim. A special swimming lesson was held at Bristol South Pool, where 60 […]

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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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Swimming pools are high on the priority list at Parkwood Leisure, who strive to provide improved facilities and a wide range of programmes.

Setting The Standard

Working in partnership with 26 local authorities from Barry to Penzance, Parkwood Leisure is one of the UK’s leading leisure operators. Employing just over 4,000 staff and with a management portfolio that spans golf courses, theatres and outdoor educational venues as well as leisure centres, the group has developed and impressive skillset with a diverse […]

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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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Sink Or Swim

Three years after the London 2012 Games promised to ‘inspire a generation’, grassroots sports participation has taken a nose dive. While swimming remains a popular sport with 2.5million people taking to the pool each week, Sport England revealed that 144,200 fewer people have been swimming once a week for at least 30 minutes in the […]

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Unsung Heroes Recognised

A host of talented swimmers, volunteers and aquatic professionals were recognised by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) at their inaugural awards ceremony in October. Split into eighteen categories, the awards celebrate the commitment and achievements of those involved in aquatics. Among those recognised was national leisure operator Everyone Active, who took home the Facility Operator […]

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