Category Archives: Swimming

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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Is the bell sounding for the final lap at Crystal Palace NSC?

There’s a public consultation underway to try to resolve the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace. And it’s déjà vu all over again. Poor publicity for the process run by a bunch of consultants, a reluctant attitude … Continue reading

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2018 Purley Swimathon, Purley Pool, Feb 24 and Mar 1

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Council is splashing the cash for another swimming summer

Croydon’s Labour council has splashed the cash again, to give the borough’s under-16-year-olds free swimming sessions over the summer holidays. The free offer runs from Monday July 26 to Tuesday September 4. “This is the fourth summer in a row … Continue reading

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Croydon schoolboy is rewarded for his Peake performances

A pupil from a Croydon school has just had an out-of-this-world experience, meeting British astronaut Tim Peake at a reception in No 10 Downing Street. Michael Eagling, 15, was invited to the event, hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May, after … Continue reading

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