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1Life South Kesteven Contract includes Bourne Leisure Centre, Deepings Leisure Centre, Grantham Meres Leisure Centre and Stamford Leisure Centre. 1Life caters for every gym-goer with a variety of membership packages and payment options to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Operating across 70 centres in the UK, 1Life has invested over £2.6 million into its facilities to deliver the latest gym equipment, fitness classes, personal assessments and training, for more than 50,000 members.

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South Kesteven


Bourne Leisure Centre, Deepings Leisure Centre, Grantham Meres Leisure Centre and Stamford Leisure Centres in South Kesteven are diving into the world’s biggest fundraising swim this April to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Sport Relief.

  • Now in its 25th year the highly successful Swimathon has joined forces with British Swimming, the BBC’s Big Splash and Sport Relief to promote what is hoped to be the biggest and best swimming event ever
  • Swimathon Weekend 2012 hits 645 pools across the UK between 27-29 April and will give thousands of swimmers the opportunity to raise vital funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care through Swimathon’s established Distance Challenges and for Sport Relief with the new ‘Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief’
  • Swimathon Weekend participants swimming for Marie Curie Cancer Care can choose from the 5k, 2.5k or Team 5k challenges and those opting to raise money for the ‘Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief’ can take part individually or as part of a team to complete a Mile
  • Funds raised by taking on the Swimathon Distance Challenges for Marie Curie Cancer Care will provide free nursing care and support for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses
  • The charity expects to care for over 31,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in its hospices this year
  • All the money raised by the public for the Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief will be spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives; both here, at home in the UK, and across the world’s poorest countries
  • Be one of the first 10,000 people to sign up online for a Swimathon Weekend session before 31 January 2012 and you’ll enjoy half price entry from £10 to £5. Swimmer entry is open until 25 April 2012


Swimathon President Duncan Goodhew said:

We all know that 2012 will be a very special year for sport in Britain. In our 25th Anniversary year, we’d love to add to the half a million people who have taken part in the event over the years to dive into pools up and down the country. Teaming up with the Big Splash is not only a great way to help make this happen, but should also boost the total funds raised for two important charities; Marie Curie Cancer Care and Sport Relief.

Attached Files


Olympic swimmer celebrates the athletes of the future at local festival

Over 600 young athletes from across Lincolnshire were celebrated this week as Olympic Freestyle Swimmer, Ross Davenport, joined Grantham Meres Leisure Centre at the annual Sainsbury’s School Games Winter Festival. The festival – which saw visitors from across the county celebrate young athletic talent – provided an opportunity for the local community to enjoy a […]

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British professional boxing arrives in Grantham

A night of professional boxing, ‘Mayhem at Meres’, is set to take place at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre this weekend. The event will be the first professional boxing show at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre since 1999. On the night, Callum Johnson will face off against Portsmouth fighter Joel McIntyre in a British light-heavyweight title eliminator […]

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Inspirational Stamford swimming instructor hosts swimming gala in Swaziland

An inspirational swimming instructor from Stamford Leisure Pool has just returned from Bulembu, a small village in Swaziland, Africa, after taking two weeks away from the UK to host a swimming gala and teach pre-school children how to swim. After researching a trip to Swaziland three years ago, swimming instructor, Lisa Ryan, aged 45 from […]

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