London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Get ready for Easter!

Welcome to our March eBulletin.

Easter is nearly here and we’ve got loads of fun things to keep the kids occupied during the Easter holidays including swim crash courses, diving and rookie lifeguard workshops and toddler fun time sessions.

Don’t forget it’s time to book onto a sports course for our new April-July term. With so many junior and adult courses you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Kind regards
Leisure at Richmond

Outdoor pool opening soon!

We are pleased to announce that the outdoor pool at Pools on the Park will be opening on Friday 31 March for the summer season.

Why not take a dip in our fantastic outdoor pool.

Our opening times from the 31 March are as follows:

Monday 12noon – 7.45pm
Tuesday 6.30am - 2.30pm
Wednesday 12noon – 8.00pm
Thursday 6.30am – 2.30pm
Friday 12noon – 8.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 8.00am – 4.00pm

For more information please click here or call us on 020 3772 2999.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Learn to swim this Easter at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre

The Easter holidays are nearly here and if you’re looking for something fun and energetic to keep the kids occupied then look no further than Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre.

We are running two weeks of swimming crash courses. A short intensive course is often the best way to learn to swim or develop your skills. Courses are available for all ages and abilities including beginners through to improvers.

An intensive swimming course will benefit a child in many ways. They will learn skills faster, gain more confidence in their stroke and build confidence quicker.

Please click here for more information please call Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Fun workshops this Easter

Come along to Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre and try one of our fun workshops.

Learn how to dive in our diving workshop.A chance to improve diving skills, learning how to do elementary dives, leading into racing dives from the side and the blocks. Diving is for children over 8 years, able to swim 25 metres of all strokes.
Workshops are available:
Tuesday 4 April 11.30am-12.15pm
Thursday 6 April 11.30am-12.15pm

Are you a budding lifeguard? Why not try our Rookie Lifeguard workshop. This session will include rope throwing, towing and rescues. Rookie Lifeguard is for children over 8 years and able to swim 50 metres of an efficient stroke.
Workshops are available:
Thursday 6 April 12.15-1.00pm

Don’t forget you can come and have fun with the floats in our fun time float sessions. These run every weekend 2.00-4.00pm.

Click here for more information or call us on 020 3772 2999.

Try a new course today – book now for the summer term

Bookings are now being taken for our summer term courses. So why not book a sports course today.

There’s a wide range of junior and adult courses to choose from including ballet, trampolining, karate, gymnastics, taekwondo, badminton, judo, roller skating, street dance, basketball, football, tennis and squash.

Courses are available at Shene Sports & Fitness Centre, Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre, Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre and Teddington Sports Centre.

Please click here to view the new April-July 2017 programme leaflet or call us on 020 3772 2999 for more information.

Easter holiday swimming lessons

We are now taking bookings for the Easter holiday swimming lessons at Pools on the Park.

The Easter holiday lessons are suitable for children aged 3 years and older.

The lessons take place from Monday 3 to Thursday 13 April and the cost per lesson is &8.80 or &8 for members with a Richmond Card with a paid for leisure subscription.

For further details about the lessons on offer please click here or call Pools on the Park on 020 3772 2999.

Toddler fun this Easter

Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre has a dedicated toddler session where pre-school children can come along and enjoy our fantastic range of soft play equipment including bouncy castle and inflatable slide.

Toddler Fun Time sessions are available during the Easter holidays at the following times:
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm (excluding bank holidays)

Sessions are also available Saturday and Sunday 9.00-10.55am during term times.

It’s a great place for your little ones to burn off some energy!

For more information please call the centre reception on 020 3772 2999.

Party yourself into shape at Hampton

Are you ready to party yourself into shape at Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre with our great new Zumba class?

Zumba has been described as “exercise in disguise” as the classes are so much fun you will forget that you are working out.

For some people it’s more than just fitness…Zumba is one of the best things they’ve discovered!

So what are the benefits of Zumba?
• Burn fat and maintain a healthy weight
• Reduce stress and clear your mind
• Fit fun into a busy schedule
• Strengthen your heart and lungs
• Tone muscles
• Explore your creative side and express yourself through movement

Zumba is available at Hampton on Saturday’s 9.00-10.00am

Click here for more information about the range of fitness classes available or call us on 020 3772 2999 to book a class today!

What are you waiting for…dance off those calories. There ain’t no party like a Zumba party!

New fitness class programme and Shene Sports & Fitness Centre

Our new revised fitness class programme at Shene Sports & Fitness Centre will start on Monday 3 April.

There’s a wide range of classes for all fitness levels including Spinning, Body Pump™, Yoga, Pilates, Stretch and Tone, Tabata and Body Conditioning.

Our energetic and enthusiastic instructors will help you get fit and have fun at the same time!

Please click here for more information or call the centre reception on 020 3772 2999.

Ever thought of becoming a lifeguard?

Pools on the Park run National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) courses throughout the year.

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland and is also internationally recognised.

The NPLQ is a great starting point for anyone looking for a career in the leisure industry.

The NPLQ course is 36 hours long over 5 days with a practical assessment on theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR.

All applicants must be 16 years or over on the last day of the course.
Pools on the Park will be running a course 3-7 April 2017.

The cost of the course is &258.

If you would like more information please contact Sarah at Pools on the Park

Take part in our RISE activities

RISE continues to run regular activities throughout our sports & fitness centres, including: Multi-Sports, Football, Trampolining, Yoga, Fusion Dance & Drama, Junior Fusion Dance, Gym and Swimming.

The Yoga class on Thursdays, 7.00-8.00pm, at Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre has a small, regular group of participants with mixed abilities. The yoga teacher, Poppy, is friendly, encouraging and attentive. Her exercises are adapted to suit individuals and aim to improve flexibility and inner strength.

For further information on Yoga or any of our activities, please contact the Sports Development Team on 020 8831 6181, email or click here.

Swimathon 2017 – sign up and raise money

Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swim, has been encouraging swimmers the length and breadth of the UK to swim a distance challenge since the very first event 30 years ago. Since then, Swimathon's mission of uniting swimmers around challenges and fundraising has prompted more than half a million swimmers to take part at their local pool and raised more than &46 million for charitable causes.

All levels of fitness, all abilities and all ages are accounted for with our range of Swimathon challenges.

You can choose to take on one of our Individual 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k challenges or you can join forces with colleagues, friends or family members for our Team 1.5k and 5k.

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre will be hosting the Swimathon event on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April and registration is now open.

Please click here to register and for more information.

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