We spoke with Rochdale Underwater Hockey player Jack Midgley about his trials for Team GB. The British Navy invented underwater hockey in the 1950’s to keep their divers fit and improve their ability to move and work efficiently under water. It has since evolved into a fast, dynamic sport played in more than 20 countries. Jack, 18, has been playing underwater hockey for 7 years and … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey’s Jack Midgley trains for Team GB trials.
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.
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
What’s your excuse? What’s stopping you from making that change you so desperately want to make in your life? I know, I know. You’re starting tomorrow, or Monday, or next week. The funny thing is, all too often, tomorrow/Monday/next week never seem to come around. Sound familiar? There seems to be an epidemic of procrastination, especially within the health and fitness world. As a trainer, … Continue reading What’s Stopping You?
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
Can you swim the English Channel in 12 weeks? Rise to the challenge while raising money for Aspire, the national charity for spinal chord injury. 11 September – 4 December – Sign up today: aspirechannelswim.co.uk If you’re up for the challenge and fancy raising money for charity too, you can sign up online and swim the distance at any of our four 25-metre swimming pools. Aspire … Continue reading Aspire Channel Swim
Our senior social swim sessions offer an affordable, stress-free, recreational swim open to customers aged 60 years plus. Besides the obvious benefits of revitalising water, weightlessness, great fun and great exercise, these sessions offer an opportunity for you to connect with people from our community. Why not have a cup of tea and a chat with your fellow swimmers in our cafe afterwards? Swim … Continue reading Senior citizens swim for £1 during timetabled sessions
We’ve added another AquaTots session on Tuesdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Our AquaTots sessions offer an affordable swim in the small pool for you and your little ones, and the opportunity to meet new families and friends. Only £2.50 for you and your little one. Every Tuesday and Friday 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Continue reading AquaTots! Discounted parent & toddler swim sessions
Rochdale Underwater Hockey girls Ella Tomlinson, Imogen Marshall and Sophie Redmond won Gold medals when their joint Manchester team won the under 12’s National competition in Leeds beating teams from South East, and South West England, Portsmouth and Pembroke without conceding any goals, and drawing against a team from Batley. Rochdale member Jacob Redmond was playing on the under 14’s Batley team, and took third … Continue reading Rochdale Under Water Hockey Club girls win gold in Junior National Championship