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TOP OF THE CLASS

Top marks for Buckingham Pools in the education pool sector… All swimming pools are highly technical, complex installations and this is especially so in the high-footfall school, university or leisure centre sector. Whether you are dreaming of an Olympic-level competition pool, a tailor-made therapy pool for specific groups or a learner pool with depth flexibility, […]

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MILLIONS TO GO SWIMMING AGAIN

It has been more than a year since the government announced public swimming pools would close as part of the efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. The long wait is over. Pools across the UK will be reopening from Monday 12th April with millions able to go swimming again. A whopping 3,794 facilities with […]

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SOME 200 PUBLIC
POOLS have still not
reopened following
the first lockdown in
March 2020.

UNITED VOICES IN PUBLIC POOLS CALL

A special report from the Pool & Spa Scene team… Combined voices are calling for commercial swimming pools to be recognised as essential services as leisure operators reel under the third enforced closure since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis. The national closure of swimming pools through the third compulsory lockdown has resulted in a […]

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save our pools

SAVE OUR SWIMMING POOLS PLEA

Despite opposition from key organisations like Swim England, swimming pools have been closed again in Manchester, Merseyside, Wales and in other parts of the UK, as part of the measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The Government has stressed that discussions will be held with those areas moving into ‘tier three’ in the […]

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THE NEW NORMAL

Business owners walked a precarious tightrope this summer as they juggled the priorities of keeping family and workforce safe while grappling with the toughest trading challenges in living memory. The industry’s key suppliers had to quickly adapt to unprecedented health and safety implications. “From the beginning of lock down, our most important consideration has been […]

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RECORD POOL ROOKIE LIFEGUARD GROWTH

RECORD POOL ROOKIE LIFEGUARD GROWTH

Following the announcement of its strategic partnership with Swim England, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has seen an unprecedented boost in take-up of their Rookie Lifeguard Instructor courses. The partnership was quick to focus on making it easy for leisure centres to get their existing swimming teachers qualified to teach the Rookie […]

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Mental Health

SWIMMING’S MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS

Research, commissioned by Swim England, has shown that almost half a million (492,000) British adults have reduced, or no longer take, medication for their mental health condition as a result of swimming. Swim England and Mind are working together to promote the benefits swimming can offer to people experiencing a mental health problem. As part […]

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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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Extra Swim England Investment

Extra Swim England Investment

Swim England will look to engage the quarter of the adult population who do fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a week as one of ten national governing bodies given more financial support by Sport England. More than £16 million will be spent on the ten sports over the next two years to help […]

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Swimming Benefits Mental Health

Swimming Benefits Britain’s Mental Health

Swimming has significantly reduced the symptoms of anxiety or depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain, according to new research. Almost half a million (492,000) British adults with mental health conditions, who swim, say that they have reduced the number of visits to a medical professional regarding their mental health as a result of swimming. […]

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