Nation 4

State of the Nation

With more sports and leisure opportunities on offer than ever before, swimming remains the country’s most popular participatory exercise activity. Latest figures from Sport England revealed a small increase of 11,000 people taking up the sport in 2016 with 2.52 million now swimming at least once a week. Yet the number of public swimming pools […]

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The opening ceremony of the Olympic Legacy pool at Mount Kelly
school featured a swimming display by members of the Mount Kelly swim squad.

Legacy Pool Gets Royal Approval

A new Olympic Legacy 50m swimming pool at a private boarding school in Devon has been officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. The pool at Mount Kelly in Tavistock was built in partnership with Sport England through National Lottery funding. HRH The Princess Royal was treated to a swimming display by local primary school […]

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The new Perdiswell Leisure Centre has put Worcester on the
sporting map.

Flagship Facility Opens

A brand new £10.5 million swimming facility has opened in the West Midlands. The new Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester boasts an eight-lane 25m competition standard pool and an 18×10 metre teaching pool with a movable floor, designed to attract everyone from casual swimmers to Olympic and Paralympic champions. Fully accessible for people of all […]

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East Riding Leisure Bridlington boasts a six-lane 25m swimming pool, a smaller learner pool, a freeform pool with water features.

£25m Leisure Centre Open For Business

A new £25m state-of-the-art leisure centre in Bridlington was officially opened by a trio of sporting celebrities earlier this summer.Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington OBE; badminton player Gail Emms MBE and footballer Dean Windass cut the ribbon on East Riding Leisure Bridlington, which has already attracted more than 50,000 visitors since it opened at the end […]

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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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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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Diabetes UK Launches Swim Challenge

Diabetes UK has revealed the UK’s swimming hotspots, ahead of the launch its national swimming challenge. People in Sevenoaks in Kent and Westminster in central London swim more regularly than anywhere else in the country, according to the league table based on Sport England data. Other regions in the top 10 include Fylde in Lancashire, […]

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Islington Pool Gets A Makeover

Visitors to Cally Pool in Islington are enjoying the benefits of a £351,000 refurbishment project to the centre, funded by Sport England and Islington Council. Extensive improvements were made to the changing facilities, which now offer individual changing and shower cubicles, as well as easy access to the pool for disabled users and direct access […]

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