GLL launch Swimfit at 15 sites across London

28 April 2014

Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL), in partnership with the ASA, have launched the innovative British Gas Swimfit programme across 15 of their sites in the hope of getting more people swimming more often.

Swimmers across London can now take advantage of a world leading workout programme to help get fighting fit for 2014. Inspired by the structure of a gym programme, Swimfit is a fun and effective way to tone up and trim down by following motivating sessions delivered by qualified instructors on poolside.

British Gas Swimfit is also an online tool allowing swimmers to log and track their progress and meet other keen Swimfitters to motivate them along their journey to fitness, stick to their goals and achieve more in the water.

In the first eight weeks, each site will run at least one Swimfit session where GLL anticipates over 100 participants will benefit from the programme in this time. Sessions are tailored to the individual needs of each swimmer and numbers are set to grow exponentially following the introduction of additional sessions in the coming months.

These sessions will also be doubling up as a training platform for swimmers wishing to enter into the upcoming British Gas Swimbritain events this Autumn.

SwimBritain is a series of fun team swimming relays that take place across Britain every September, with the goal of inspiring 500,000 people across Britain to swim more regularly – and get fit!

GLL are offering their facilities as training pools for SwimBritain participants and also for the wider community to get fit and active in the pool with Swimfit.

Nick Francis, Regional Aquatic Development Manager at GLL, said: “GLL are delighted to work in partnership with the ASA on the roll out of Swimfit across our facilities. We are committed to increasing participation in aquatics and providing our customers with the best possible environments and products to support this. We hope that the roll out of Swimfit will provide added value to both existing and new customers alike.”

The 15 participating GLL sites are listed below:

  • Clissold LC
  • York Hall LC
  • Swiss Cottage LC
  • Ironmonger Row LC
  • Barnet Copthall LC
  • London Fields Lido
  • London Aquatic Centre
  • Gurnell LC
  • Phoenix LC
  • Botwell green LC
  • Dormers Wells LC
  • Highgrove LC
  • Brixton LC
  • Marshall St LC


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