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1Life West Devon Contract includes Meadowlands Leisure Pool and Okehampton Parklands 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.

About The Digital Newsroom

The West Devon Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

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Kate Burn
Manifest Communications
t. +44 (0)1132 429 174
e. kate@manifestcomms.co.uk

West Devon

Parklands Okehampton Leisure Centre launches adult swimming lessons to mark final countdown to the Olympics

To mark 100 days to the Olympics Parklands Leisure Centre in Okehampton is launching a new series of adult swimming lessons every Thursday from 18th April at 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

  • Surprising 1 in 5 adults in the UK can’t swim and a further 1 in 5 are either weak or unconfident swimmers
  • The swimming lessons aim to give adults the opportunity to develop some of the fundamental skills required for swimming and there is also an opportunity for participants to gain some much-needed confidence in the water

Quotations:

Jon Smith, Contract Manager at Parklands Okehampton Leisure Centre, said:

This is an exciting opportunity for the local community. We feel that it is really important for adults to feel confident in the water and be active, and initiatives like this one are brilliant in terms of helping to achieve that aim and what better time of year than 100 days until the Olympics!

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Dive in! Parklands Okehampton hosts inter school swimming gala

On Friday 11th July Parklands Okehampton hosted the West Devon schools swimming gala. The gala, which was attended by school children aged four to six, was presided over by members of the team who voluntarily gave up their free time to help run the event. The gala, which was hosted for its tenth year in […]

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Local leisure centre to support community biathlon event

Parklands Okehampton Leisure Centre is joining forces with Okehampton Community Recreation Association (OCRA) and the South West Pentathlon to support this year’s Okehampton Biathlon on Friday 22nd August.  To support the event, which is aimed at adult and youth competitors alike, Parklands Okehampton is providing pool marshals, lifeguards and use of its swimming pool Alongside […]

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Parklands Okehampton to aid young swimmers

Parklands Okehampton is hosting nine swimming lessons for pupils in Year 7 from Okehampton College who are unable to swim 25 metres.  The lessons hope to raise awareness of the fact that half of all school children cannot swim.  The programme of lessons is being offered in conjunction with Okehampton Community Recreation Association (OCRA), and […]

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