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Pensioners Solve Lifeguard Shortage

Leisure operator GLL is recruiting older people to help save a national shortage of lifeguards. With up to 20 per cent of its lifeguarding roles unfilled and around 90 current vacancies, GLL also hopes the initiative will counter common misconceptions around lifeguarding and encourage a wider demographic to apply. “You don’t need to be body […]

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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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London Aquatics Centre recently achieved an ‘excellent’ rating in Sport England’s quality scheme Quest.

London Aquatics Is Excellent

The London Aquatics Centre has become the first Olympic venue to achieve an ‘excellent’ rating in a tough assessment by Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest. Quest is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry and its rigorous assessments challenge even the very best leisure centres in the UK. Operated by GLL, the […]

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Olympic diver Tom Daley opens the Tom Daley Diving academy at the Manchester Aquatic Centre. Photo credit: ANDREW BAKER


GLL/Better Hand out to Press otherwise ©  Andrew Baker.

Diving Star Opens Manchester Academy

Young local divers and school children trying diving for the first time got the chance to learn from the best when Team GB Olympic ‘Dive Star’ Tom Daley officially opened the Tom Daley Diving Academy at Manchester Aquatic Centre last month. The venue is home for a host of elite athletes, many of who are […]

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Managed by GLL, the London Aquatics Centre opened in March 2014, following the success of 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

London Aquatics Celebrates First Birthday

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 […]

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London Aquatics Celebrates First Birthday

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 […]

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New Kings Cross Leisure Centre Opens

Last month saw the opening of 5 Pancras Square – a brand new public leisure centre, relocated library, and community facilities in the heart of King’s Cross. The state-of-the-art building boasts a 25 metre four-lane swimming pool with a swimjet, a learner pool with play area, a spa pool, two exercise studios, a 90 station […]

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