Rochdale Underwater Hockey players selected for GB Team

Tiegan Alexander, 18 and Ella Tomlinson, 15 have been selected for Team GB’s women’s under 19s squad.   Both Tiegan and Ella joined the Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club at ages 10 and 9 respectively and have played for Rochdale’s junior teams, and also the Manchester C team and Lancashire Ladies in recent years. Isaac Rhodes-Dawson, 17 has also been selected for the men’s under 19s squad.  … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey players selected for GB Team

What it takes to be a lifeguard

Anyone who has been to our centre will have seen our lifeguards during their visit, but do you know what it takes to be a lifeguard?  All our lifeguards hold the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification as a minimum.  Before anyone can undertake this qualification, every candidate must be able to; Jump / dive into deep water Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds Swim … Continue reading What it takes to be a lifeguard


This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19 May 2019. The theme this year is Body Image – How we think and feel about our bodies. For too many of us, our bodies are sources of shame and distress.  I’ve written before about self confidence from a female perspective, and my on-going battle with it, read it here.  We know girls and young women are … Continue reading #BeBodyKind

A real woman is whatever she wants to be.

Today is International Women’s Day.   Last year I wrote a post on empowering women,  you can read it here.  Just under 12 months on and everything I wrote is still as relevant as it was then.  Society still bombards us with pressure to look perfect.  This is one of the reasons I’m so passionate about making women feel empowered.  I had a conversation with a … Continue reading A real woman is whatever she wants to be.

Every BODY Welcome!

Providing access for all is an essential part of what we do, and our mission as a centre to offer leisure and fitness activities whatever your age, ability or experience. We have flat level access in the pool/gym building, accessible changing, shower & toilet facilities, large pool hoist, and small pool graduated steps. We also make sure our pool waters are heated to accommodate low … Continue reading Every BODY Welcome!

Rochdale Hornets relaunch Women’s Team

Sunday 27th January marked a historic day for rugby league in Rochdale, as Rochdale Hornets relaunched their women’s team. A group of women met at the Soccer Factory in Rochdale for the inaugural training session of the Rochdale Hornets Women’s Rugby League team, being put through their paces by former Rochdale Mayfield forward David Chrimes, who will serve as Head Coach, and Kirsty Crehan, a … Continue reading Rochdale Hornets relaunch Women’s Team

Gym Improvments… What a Difference!

Over the last couple of years we’ve been working hard to develop the fitness suite at OHLC to keep up to date with the latest workout techniques and trends. We’re very proud of the progress we’ve made and how the gym is looking now. The feedback we’ve been getting from new and existing members is great. I’ve included below some before and after pictures to … Continue reading Gym Improvments… What a Difference!