Category Archives: Swimming

Sign up for Purley Swimathon to raise funds for your cause

“Don’t delay – enter a team today” is the message from the organisers of this year’s Purley Rotary’s Swimathon, being staged at Purley Pool on Saturdays March 7 and 14. Deadline for entries is February 8 and full details, including … Continue reading

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Edberg has a (tennis) ball at Purley club after £2.5m upgrade

Stefan Edberg, the former Wimbledon tennis champion, was in Croydon recently to preside over the relaunch of the David Lloyd Purley health and fitness club following a £2.5million investment in new and improved facilities. Edberg, the Wimbledon winner in 1988 … Continue reading

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Pool plans would make swims less accessible at Crystal Palace

The draft plans for the future of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre being presented as the “final” consultation at the venue tomorrow would, if finally approved by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, make it virtually impossible for the elderly … Continue reading

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‘Unrealistic’ plans for Crystal Palace face a ‘final’ showdown

The latest draft of plans for the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace “falls way short” and is “unrealistic”, according to the campaign group which represents thousands of users of the Olympic legacy sports facilities. There is … Continue reading

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GLL Foundation seeks applications for 2019 round of funding

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Purley Rotary Club Swimathon 2019, Feb 23/Mar 2

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Meeting to discuss mounting threat to Crystal Palace centre

The Crystal Palace Community Association is holding an open meeting next week to discuss the future of the National Sports Centre. As details of plans for the Centre have emerged during the recent consultation process, organised on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Amnesty swimmers cover 25 miles to highlight refugee crisis

More than a dozen supporters of Amnesty International on Saturday swam a combined 1,152 lengths of a pool to raise money and awareness for the thousands of refugees who are forced to make the life-threatening journey across the Aegean Sea … Continue reading

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Angry complaints force U-turn over leisure centre charges

The council’s ‘Better’ leisure centres have been forced to abandon plans to charge the carers of disabled people for use of the facilities. But those on low incomes are still expected to pay £28.50 for a membership scheme they probably … Continue reading

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Croydon pools to offer free summer swimming for under-16s

Youngsters aged 16 and under can use swimming pools at five Croydon leisure centres for free this summer.

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