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Ponteland Leisure Centre to host charity Swimarathon for 19th consecutive year.

On the 12th November, the Ponteland Lions will host its annual Swimarathon at the Ponteland Leisure Centre. The event will raise money for a number of different charitable organisations chosen by both the young participating swimmers and the Lions Club itself.

  • The Swimarathon will consist of 35 competing teams drawn from local clubs, youth organisations and schools, giving several thousand young swimmers a vigorous and enjoyable day testing their swimming skills
  • Each participating team will donate half their sponsorship money to their chosen charity, while the other half will donated by the Ponteland Lions to the RNLI for state-of-the-art life jackets at its Cullercoats lifeboat station
  • The event has taken place every autumn over the past 19 years, raising tens of thousands of pounds over the past two decades, and providing vital funding for local, regional, national and international charities


Adam Roberts, Business Manager for Ponteland Leisure Centre, said:

This event has been a great success in the past and we are confident it will be similar story this year. The Ponteland Lions do fantastic work in the community and, as always, we are thrilled to be working alongside them once more in the name of charity. What is particularly fun about the Swimarathon, aside for all the money it raises for brilliant causes, is that it brings together young swimmers from across the region for the day, creating a real sense of community spirit and social buzz.

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Riverside Leisure Centre sees the return of the Morpeth Duathlon

Following the success of last year’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship qualifying event, the Morpeth Duathlon returns to Riverside Leisure Centre on April 6th 2014. For the second year in a row, the sprint distance will be a qualifier for the ITU Age Group World Championships. A duathlon is an athletic event that consists […]

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Choral English Philharmonic Orchestra comes to Morpeth!

Riverside Leisure Centre in Morpeth is preparing for the eagerly awaited return of the English Philharmonic Orchestra this March. On the 8th March at 7.30pm, the 200-strong choir will be gracing the leisure centre after being beaten by the poor weather conditions in previous years, which has seen the concert cancelled  The choir, which is […]

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Riverside Leisure Centre offers swimming lessons for local water babies

Riverside Leisure Centre in Morpeth will be hosting a series of exciting baby swimming sessions starting on Tuesday 25th February, from 10.30am to 11am. The weekly sessions have been specifically designed for children under three years old to develop their confidence in the pool The sessions will be hosted by a fully qualified instructor and […]

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