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About West Devon

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.

Contact Details

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


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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Local ladies swim 5k to raise money for charity!

Three ladies from Tavistock organised a 5km swim at Meadowlands Leisure Pool last month, which raised more than £3,700 for the local charity Abbi’s Helping Hands. Meadowlands Leisure Pool donated a lane to the cause so that Lisa Piper, Vikki Smith and Jessica Barns, were able to swim their sponsored 5km, which they completed in […]

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Meadowlands Leisure Pool gains top Quality Award

Meadowlands Leisure Pool has been awarded an assessment mark of ‘Good’ following a two-day quality evaluation carried out in February. The QUEST quality assessment was carried out by Right Directions and Leisure-net Solutions and is the industry kite mark for measuring quality within sports and leisure centres. The quality assessment covers all aspects of operating […]

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