Icing On Newcastle Pool Cake

Icing On Newcastle Pool Cake

An iconic Newcastle landmark is celebrating reaching the ripe old age of 90 – with a slice of cake and a facelift. Workers at Newcastle City Pool and Turkish Baths joined in the celebrations, taking a well-deserved break from restoring the building to its former glory, to blow out the 90 candles. The pool and […]

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The Full Monty Of Swimming

The Full Monty Of Swimming

Synchronised swimming clubs are becoming hugely popular with men after the surprise success of a French film about a group of depressed losers who take up the sport. Le Grand Bain (The Big Dip), a comedy, has been seen by more than 3.2 million people and is on course to become one of the biggest […]

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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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Display Spas Are Biological Soups

Display Spas Are Biological Soups

Hot tub retailers around the UK care are risking prosecution and could be harming customers and staff, one of the founding fathers on the UK industry has warned. Simon Hallett, who founded the British and Irish Hot Tub Association, now part of the BSPF umbrella organisation, believes less than 30% of the industry are following […]

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Adrenaline Pumping Waterslide

Adrenaline-Pumping Waterslide

Polin Waterparks has opened the world’s first Storm Racer Waterslide at Aqualand Frejus in France. Storm Racer incorporates a variety of key features that set it apart from every previously designed waterslide in the industry such as unique geometry, high capacity, a pioneering ride configuration and an exclusive, interactive ‘Watersplash’ feature that ensures intense competition […]

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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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New Supply Partnership Confirmed

New Supply Partnership Confirmed

APG Leisure has agreed a new partnership with BECO Beermann, the global swimming accessories, aquafitness and swimwear manufacturer, that will see the Cheshire-based company become the official distributor in the UK and Republic of Ireland. “Our new partnership with BECO Beermann marks the start of a new journey for APG Leisure and our customers, which […]

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Course Combats Fear Of Water

Course Combats Fear Of Water

Millions of frustrated aquaphobics are being given the chance to take back control of their lives and overcome their fear of the water with the launch of a pioneering new course. The UK Academy of Swimming and drowning prevention charity The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) have joined forces to launch the specialised […]

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RAF Support Mum's Swim Teaching

RAF Support Mum’s Swim Teaching

When struggling to find suitable swimming lessons for her child, Gaynor Duffy was inspired to train as a teacher, beginning a career with the help of the RAF. “My eldest son was diagnosed with Hemiplegia when he was three years old. The consultant didn’t expect him to achieve much, sports-wise.” Said Gaynor. “We went to […]

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Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Automatic dosing is essential for efficient pool management…. The equivalent of switching to cruise control in your car, or even driver-free for the most advanced systems, automatic dosing is not a new phenomenon but never has it made more sense. Not only does automatic dosing offer more economic pool management, it is safer for staff, […]

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