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1Life South Kesteven Contract includes Bourne Leisure Centre, Deepings Leisure Centre, Grantham Meres Leisure Centre and Stamford 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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Manifest Communications
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South Kesteven

Make a Big Splash with free swimming taster sessions at South Kesteven leisure centres

As part of the Big Splash campaign, four swimming pools in South Kesteven will be offering free starter swimming lessons between 21-23 October. For those that have been inspired by David Walliams’ achievement in swimming the Thames, why not take to the water at one of the participating pools.

  • Stamford Leisure Pool, Bourne Leisure Centre, Deepings Leisure Centre and Grantham Meres Leisure Centre have joined forces with British Swimming and the BBC to deliver the Big Splash campaign and inspire the nation to swim.
  • Available to children of all ages who are interested in learning to swim or developing their water confidence further, each session will last thirty minutes. As an added incentive, all participants will receive a complimentary swim bag and a priority booking lesson in the next term
  • The lessons are scheduled as follows:
  • Stamford Leisure Pool – Friday 21 October 2011, 09:30 – 10:30
  • Bourne Leisure Centre – Saturday 22 October 2011, 15:00 – 17:00
  • Deepings Leisure Centre – Saturday 22 October 2011, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Grantham Meres Leisure Centre  – Sunday 23 October 2011, 10:00 – 12:00, 12:30 – 14:30
  • To book a place for a swimming taster session contact your local South Kesteven Leisure Centre


Paul Fowler, Swimming Development Manager for the South Kesteven Leisure Centres, commented:

We’re absolutely delighted to be involved in the Big Splash initiative. Swimming is a fantastic skill, and these taster lessons offer a fun, social and safe way for children to gain confidence in the water. We hope that the community will really get involved and take advantage of these great offers!

Double Olympic champion Becky Adlington is supporting the Big Splash campaign. She said:

Swimming is my life but just getting in the pool a couple of times a week is a really great way of getting active and staying healthy. I’m right behind anything that encourages people to take the plunge and swim more often.

Attached Files


Olympic swimmer celebrates the athletes of the future at local festival

Over 600 young athletes from across Lincolnshire were celebrated this week as Olympic Freestyle Swimmer, Ross Davenport, joined Grantham Meres Leisure Centre at the annual Sainsbury’s School Games Winter Festival. The festival – which saw visitors from across the county celebrate young athletic talent – provided an opportunity for the local community to enjoy a […]

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British professional boxing arrives in Grantham

A night of professional boxing, ‘Mayhem at Meres’, is set to take place at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre this weekend. The event will be the first professional boxing show at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre since 1999. On the night, Callum Johnson will face off against Portsmouth fighter Joel McIntyre in a British light-heavyweight title eliminator […]

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Inspirational Stamford swimming instructor hosts swimming gala in Swaziland

An inspirational swimming instructor from Stamford Leisure Pool has just returned from Bulembu, a small village in Swaziland, Africa, after taking two weeks away from the UK to host a swimming gala and teach pre-school children how to swim. After researching a trip to Swaziland three years ago, swimming instructor, Lisa Ryan, aged 45 from […]

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