Friday 25th February was Gareth’s last after 13 years with OHLC. Gareth has been a real asset to our centre over the years, consistently going above and beyond for customers and team mates. He’s helped countless members with their training, mentored team mates and always worked hard towards our shared goals. We had a collection round the team and raised a nice little amount… don’t … Continue reading A new adventure for Gareth
We have supported Mission Christmas for many years, and have always been overwhelmed by the generosity of our staff and customers alike. We ask that you join us again in helping to ensure that thousands of children across Greater Manchester have a present to open on Christmas morning. Let’s help Cash for Kids and Mission Christmas make a real difference to the lives of children … Continue reading Mission Christmas!
I am not the best swimmer by any means and I don’t like swimming much either. This is exactly why I have decided to take part in this years Aspire channel swim. My aim is to improve my swimming technique and complete at least 1 mile front crawl by the end of the challenge along with raising as much money as possible for a great … Continue reading Aspire channel swim 2021
Eleven players from Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club travelled to Plymouth last weekend to compete in the National Age Group Championships and Rochdale’s Under-12s representatives came away with a gold medal. Due to players isolating due to Covid and the lack of pool time in the last 18 months it was necessary for clubs to combine to make up teams. Six players from the Under-12s team … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey team members crowned national champions!
Today is Pam’s last day with us after 14 years working on reception at Oulder Hill Leisure Complex. Pam, along with her work ethic and dedication to customer service will be greatly missed, as well as those 6am brews! We had a collection round the team and we were able to buy Pam some lovely gifts for her garden including a citrus tree and ornamental … Continue reading Pamela Simpson retires after 14 years with our team
CHRISTMAS PARTY: To allow our team to attend our company Christmas party there will be a slight amendment to opening times on the below dates. Saturday 14th Dec – 8am – 4pm Sunday 15th Dec – 12.30noon – 5pm CHRISTMAS OPENING: Tuesday 24th Dec – Closed Wednesday 25th Dec – Closed Thursday 26th Dec – Closed Friday 27th Dec – 6.30am – 7pm Saturday 28th … Continue reading Christmas Opening Hours
On average 40 to 50 children drown per year in the UK, around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these accidents occur due to lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety, basic open water knowledge and understanding of the hazards can significantly reduce the number of incidents that occur each year. During the school holidays when the hot … Continue reading Do you know the water safety code?
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
The last few weeks has been mixture of highs and lows. I have had a couple of PB’s on shorter runs and then other runs I felt like I have been hitting a wall and not getting any progress. I have kept consistent and I am seeing the rewards of putting the miles in and focusing on specific training styles rather than just getting out … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9
As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3