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The Harpers Fitness West Devon Contract includes Meadowlands Leisure Pool and Okehampton Parklands Leisure Centre. Harpers Fitness 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 Harpers 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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Kate Burn
Manifest Communications
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e. kate@manifestcomms.co.uk

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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West Devon leisure centres donate £10,000 to community fitness initiatives

Meadowlands Tavistock and Parklands Okehampton have joined forces with Okehampton Community Recreation Association (OCRA) to help local communities get fit and active and has donated £10,000 to support a variety of local community initiatives.  OCRA offer a range of community sport, health and activity projects across the West Devon region The money has been donated […]

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Learn 2 Swim at Meadowlands and Parklands this Spring!

Meadowlands Tavistock and Parklands Okehampton have announced the introduction of a new swim school management system: Learn2. Learn2 provides parents and guardians with the opportunity to use an online system to track the progress of their child’s swimming lessons. The system has been introduced at a time when both centres have announced record numbers of […]

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They cod have done no better! School children display Floating Fish

Meadowlands Leisure Centre is displaying a series of Floating Fish art works, which are the result of collaboration between Tavistock Area Learning Community (TALC) and Tavistock College Laura Hopes teacher and art specialist from Lifton Primary school teamed up with head teacher, Melanie Cripps, to host a workshop providing children aged 9 to 11 from […]

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