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
Aquabears swimmers Lucy Cannavan and Amarai Hoque have been selected to swim for next year’s English Schools Inter-Divisional Championships held at Crawley Pool in March. Aquabears Swimming Club was formed in 1979 in response to the need for high level competitive club and as a local centre of excellence in Rochdale. The club has had many successful years with a number of their swimmers achieving … Continue reading Aquabears swimmers selected to represent the North West
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.
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
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?