Praise For Teachers' Academy

Praise For Teachers’ Academy

Leisure operators have praised the innovative Institute of Swimming’s Teachers’ Academy for helping them to recruit teachers of the highest calibre. More than 130 people have applied to join the pilot scheme of the Academy in London and Manchester since it was launched by the Institute of Swimming recently. It’s been created as almost 400,000 […]

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The centre’s team of 75 employees is headed up by manager Chris Yearley and swim manager Kathryn Halle.

Road To Success

Veteran swimmer Rosemary Caruana was presented with the Senior Award at the ASA Aquatic Awards last November. At the age of 77 and having struggled with a fear of water throughout her life, she was inspired by watching her grandson progressing in the Learn to Swim scheme. Rosemary learnt to swim at Hartham Leisure Centre […]

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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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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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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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