Do you know the water safety code?

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?

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

My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9

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

My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3

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

My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

“New year, new me” or “This is my year” quotes that we have all said in the past and not followed through with. This year I have decided to put my words into action and book myself on my first ever fitness event. I have chosen to take part in a half marathon. Willians BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run to be exact. … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

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!

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!