Mission Christmas

Mission Christmas is back to make this Christmas Day different for local children living in poverty.   1 in 3 children in Greater Manchester live in households that are unable to heat their homes, pay their rent or provide hot meals.  It’s a heart-breaking thought, but there are thousands of children living right here in our community who are in danger of waking up to no … Continue reading Mission Christmas

Rochdale Underwater Hockey’s Jack Midgley trains for Team GB trials.

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 raises money for Stick ‘n’ Step with sponsored swim.

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.

6 reasons why your child should learn to 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

Tips for swimming with your baby

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

Girl. Power.

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.