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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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Richard Hanney,
Manifest Communications
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South Kesteven

Make a Big Splash with free swimming taster sessions at South Kesteven leisure centres

As part of the Big Splash campaign, four swimming pools in South Kesteven will be offering free starter swimming lessons between 21-23 October. For those that have been inspired by David Walliams’ achievement in swimming the Thames, why not take to the water at one of the participating pools.

  • Stamford Leisure Pool, Bourne Leisure Centre, Deepings Leisure Centre and Grantham Meres Leisure Centre have joined forces with British Swimming and the BBC to deliver the Big Splash campaign and inspire the nation to swim.
  • Available to children of all ages who are interested in learning to swim or developing their water confidence further, each session will last thirty minutes. As an added incentive, all participants will receive a complimentary swim bag and a priority booking lesson in the next term
  • The lessons are scheduled as follows:
  • Stamford Leisure Pool – Friday 21 October 2011, 09:30 – 10:30
  • Bourne Leisure Centre – Saturday 22 October 2011, 15:00 – 17:00
  • Deepings Leisure Centre – Saturday 22 October 2011, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Grantham Meres Leisure Centre  - Sunday 23 October 2011, 10:00 – 12:00, 12:30 – 14:30
  • To book a place for a swimming taster session contact your local South Kesteven Leisure Centre


Paul Fowler, Swimming Development Manager for the South Kesteven Leisure Centres, commented:

We’re absolutely delighted to be involved in the Big Splash initiative. Swimming is a fantastic skill, and these taster lessons offer a fun, social and safe way for children to gain confidence in the water. We hope that the community will really get involved and take advantage of these great offers!

Double Olympic champion Becky Adlington is supporting the Big Splash campaign. She said:

Swimming is my life but just getting in the pool a couple of times a week is a really great way of getting active and staying healthy. I’m right behind anything that encourages people to take the plunge and swim more often.

Attached Files


Summer fitness and fun at activity camp in South Kesteven!

Bourne Leisure Centre in South Kesteven will be hosting a summer activity camp to encourage local children to get fit and healthy. The camp will offer a wide range of activates which will provide hours of fun for children of all abilities and will start on the 28th July and run throughout the summer holidays. […]

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Leisure in the Community donates £3,500 to improve facilities at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre

Leisure in the Community (LiTC), the not-for-profit organisation that manages Grantham Meres Leisure Centre, has donated £3,500 for new competition diving blocks and to purchase an onsite PA system, to improve its swimming facilities. The money has been donated to South Kesteven District Council by Leisure in the Community, the not-for-profit organisation that holds the […]

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Local swimming teachers celebrate 25 years at Stamford Leisure Pool

Stamford Leisure Centre has rewarded married duo, Pete and Linda Griffin, as they retire from 25 years of teaching swimming within the local community. Pete and Linda (aged 64 and 63) have been teaching the local community at every stage of their swimming progress, including child and adult swimming lessons to preparing for galas and […]

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