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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.

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West Devon

Hat trick of Awards for family of swimmers at Meadowlands Leisure Centre

Meadowlands Leisure Centre is congratulating three brothers, David, Thomas and Joseph Carver after they received a Bronze Medallion Award for undertaking a series of training classes at the Tavistock leisure centre.

  • The leisure centres Swim School Coordinator, Clare Short, was responsible for teaching the boys the life saving skills required to pass the training programme, which is designed by the Royal Lifesaving Society in the UK
  • The training programme is open to individuals aged 14 and over, however Joseph and Thomas were allowed to take part aged 12 as they had completed Level Gold 3 of the Rookie Lifeguard
  • The Bronze Medallion Award recognises a swimmers capability to perform aquatic rescues in a safe and efficient manner
  • Having gained this qualification individuals are eligible to complete the Pool Lifeguard Award


Clare Short, Swim School Coordinator at Meadowlands Leisure Centre, commented:

David, Thomas and Joseph have shown real dedication and put in a lot of hard work into achieving this award, and they have had a great deal of fun in the process too. We commend their achievement and encourage other members of the local community to follow in their strokes and join the Bronze Medallion Awards training scheme.

Dave Smith, Business Manager at Meadowlands Leisure Centre, said:

We’re very proud of the boys for achieving the Bronze Medallion Award, they have worked extremely hard and are a credit to the leisure centre.

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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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