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About Downham

1Life Downham Contract includes Downham Health & 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 Downham 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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Laura Coyne
Manifest Communications
t. +44 (0)1132 429 174


Step into swimming at Downham Health & Leisure Centre

From Wednesday 12 October, Downham Health & Leisure Centre is offering swimming lessons for adults in Lewisham.  Those aged between 40 and 75 are being encouraged to take the plunge and learn to swim for only £2 per lesson.

  • The lessons aim to help older people learn to swim and increase their confidence in the water while making friends and staying fit and healthy
  • The swimming lesson course begins on Wednesday 12th October and runs from 12 noon–12:30pm or 12.30–1pm and costs only £20 for 10 sessions


Danielle De Cruz, Community Liaison Manager at Downham Health & Leisure Centre, commented:

Members of the community aged between 40 and 75 can sometimes feel intimidated about not being able to swim, so we have launched these sessions as a way to encourage them into the water, improve their water confidence, but also offer a fun and sociable activity.

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