TAKE THE PLUNGE AT YOUR LOCAL POOL!
GREAT NEWS! Active Northumberland have been lucky enough to secure funding from Sport England to improve the swimming experience at some of our local centres!
As part of this pilot scheme, four of our centres pools have been selected to take part including Ashington, Blyth, Ponteland and Wentworth. Although investment will be focused on these four centres initially, it is anticipated that the learnings from the swim pilot scheme will be used to benefit our other Active Northumberland pools in the future.
As part of the investment, there will be a variety of exciting changes taking place across our pilot centres over the next few months.
New and innovative classes
Dedicated swimming support
Poolside changes e.g. customer kit areas for items such spectacles and towels
Cleaner changing rooms and poolside areas
Improved customer service
Our Take The Plunge marketing campaign launched on Monday 11th December 2017! The campaign aims to raise awareness of our pools facilities as well as the proposed new developments taking place over the next few months.
For further information on the 'Take The Plunge' pilot swim scheme including some of the proposed changes, please CLICK HERE!
TAKE THE PLUNGE MARKETING CAMPAIGN
From the 11th December onwards you will notice a range of marketing materials in and around your centres including posters, leaflets, banners, press ads, outdoor banners and more to help support our new campaign. We've also decided to try something a little different with a more quirky and light-hearted illustrative style for the campaign!
NEW AND INNOVATIVE POOL CLASSES AND LESSONS
We've a range of new and innovative pool based classes and lessons coming to our pools over the next few weeks. These include:
This pool based low impact running session targets aerobic fitness and core strength. You'll work through different running based exercises in the water to achieve an all-body workout. Taking place in the pool, you'll have a stress-free workout using a variety of exercises and water resistance to work the core muscles. Aquajog can lead to weight loss and muscle toning as well as better all-round fitness.
This pool based high intensity 30 minute session tagets aerobic fitness and core strength. This is a high-intensity workout that uses water and equipment to give your metabolism a huge boost.
This pool based high intensity 30 minute HIIT session, targets aerobic fitness, muscular endurance and core strength. This is a high-intensity workout that uses a float called an AquaBase board.
A pool based core and upper body workout using a dance pole in the water. Fun yet effective!
A pool based full body cardio and strength workout using fighter moves with the added resistance of water.
Swimming for the Terrified
This session introduces non swimmers into the water building on confidence, basic skills and safety.
Flat Out and Floating
Changing swimming like a hamster to swimming like a fish! Being happy face down in the water, floating, relaxing and moving around more confidently in the water.
We're still in the process of finalising our new pool programme but we do have some of the sessions up and running at our centres already.
To view the most up-to-date swimming timetables for the centres taking part in the 'Take The Plunge' swim scheme, please click on the below links:
Ashington Leisure Centre Swimming Timetable
Blyth Sports Centre Swimming Timetable
Ponteland Leisure Centre Swimming Timetable
Wentworth Leisure Centre Swimming Timetable
NEW TAKE THE PLUNGE ANNUAL SWIM MEMBERSHIP - ONLY £249!
Introducing our NEW annual swim membership for only £249! This great value membership includes:
- Access to 10 swimming pools
- Unlimited swim sessions
- Swim advisor support at specified sessions
Sign up for the new annual swim membership at Ashington, Blyth, Ponteland and Wentworth Leisure Centres!
CLICK HERE to view membership T&C's.
WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS!
Your feedback is important to us! We would love to keep in touch with you and hear your thoughts on some of the changes which will be taking place at your local pool.
We have developed an online 'Customer Comment Survey' which will give you the opportunity to have your say about your centre's facilities. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes of your time to complete the online survey relevant to your centre below:
Ashington Online Customer Comment Survey
Blyth Online Customer Comment Survey
Ponteland Online Customer Comment Survey
Wentworth Online Customer Comment Survey
ACTIVE NORTHUMBERLAND APP
Make swimming easier with our Active Northumberland app!
By downloading the app, you will be able to book swim classes online, view swimming timetables, be kept up-to-date on the latest news and alerts, join online and more!
If you haven’t downloaded our app already, please CLICK HERE for further information about the app as well as instructions on how to download.
STAY SOCIAL WITH US!
To keep up-to-date with the proposed changes at your centre’s pool over the coming months, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! You can join in the conversation on Twitter by using our campaign hashtag #taketheplunge.
Ashington Leisure Centre:
Blyth Sports Centre:
Ponteland Leisure Centre:
Wentworth Leisure Centre:
We will be posting a variety of video’s over the coming months which will 'bring to life' some of the changes taking place at your local pool. These will include centre tours, demos of existing as well as new swim classes, case studies from some of our current pool users as well as more information on the variety of poolside changes taking place to make your swimming experience more enjoyable!
This page will be updated as the 'Take The Plunge' scheme progresses so be sure to check back for further updates. Don’t forget to stay social with us too on Facebook as well as on Twitter using our campaign hashtag - #taketheplunge.