Aidan Lindridge, 21 who has cerebral palsy, has taken on the Swim400 challenge to raise money for charity Stick ‘n’ Step. The challenge involves swimming for 400 minutes. Aidan is a regular swimmer at OHLC and loves setting himself a challenge, especially if it means raising awareness or much needed funds for a charity close to his heart. Those who know Aidan will know that … Continue reading Aidan Lindridge raises money for Stick ‘n’ Step with sponsored swim.
A report in 2017 revealed that 1 in 3 children aged 7-11 years old are unable to swim a minimum of 25 metres unaided, meaning they are potentially unsafe in and around water through risk of drowning. In addition, researched carried out for the Swimming Teachers Association (STA) found 25% of parents admitted they don’t like the water themselves or can’t swim, over 75% of … Continue reading 6 reasons why your child should learn to swim
Taking your baby swimming can be great fun for you and your little one, but for a lot of new mums it can be daunting. There’s a lot to think about and plan before you get anywhere near the water. From what you need to bring with you, to keeping your little one safe in the water and the logistics of getting changed. We’ve put … Continue reading Tips for swimming with your baby
Nothing is more empowering than having self-confidence. Being proud of the strong, powerful woman you see in the mirror every morning is something many find difficult to achieve. Society puts a lot of pressure on women to look and act a certain way. Films, TV and magazines are filled with “flawless” women. These so-called ideals can be so unrealistic that it is easy for girls … Continue reading Girl. Power.
Ever heard someone say “I just don’t have the motivation”? This is something I hear all the time, so now I’m asking; what motivates you? Who inspires you? Who makes you want to be a better version of yourself? The answer to that question should be… Yourself! Unfortunately, all too often, that isn’t the case. People tend to rely far too much on “motivation” to … Continue reading What Makes You Tick?
Samantha lives in Littleborough, a single mum of two fantastic children, recently her life has been turned upside down by a rare genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). She is fundraising to raise in the region of £150,000 for surgery that is not available on the NHS or in the UK. She will need to travel to Barcelona or the US where the surgeons … Continue reading Member Scott Teirney to swim 100 miles in 12 weeks to raise funds for Save Samantha
Stoptober is a 28 day long event run each October during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking. Public Health England created the annual campaign and continues to fund it. The idea is that participants pledge themselves to not smoke during the 28 day period, with a mind to giving up altogether. Over 250000 smokers took part last year and even more are expected to … Continue reading Stoptober.. because there’s only one you.