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Tameside Sports Trust Host Exciting Big Splash Activities

23 February 2012

Six Tameside swimming pools will open their doors to the public to offer a number of fun activities as part of the Big Splash. Swimmers of all ages and abilities will have the chance to take part in exciting aquatic taster sessions, including synchronised swimming, mini polo and water zorbing.

The sessions will take place throughout February, March and April and will give everyone a taste of why making a splash for just 30 minutes once a week is such fun, as well as an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Getting in the pool for just half an hour each week can burn up to 350 calories, help to control cholesterol and blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and maintain mental wellbeing.

Visitors will be able to get their blood pumping by swimming, cycling and running in the centres’ triathlon sessions, as well as have the chance to try their hand at a range of aquatic disciplines including synchro and mini polo, a mini-version of water polo.

The pools taking part are Ashton Pool, The Copley Centre, Denton Pool, Dunkinfield Pool, Hyde Leisure Centre and Medlock Leisure Centre. For further information about the Big Splash activities taking place at each venue, contact the reception team at the appropriate centre.

The Tameside Sports Trust is also appealing for locals to sign up to swim the Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief at the Copley Centre, Ashton Pool, Medlock Leisure Centre and Denton Pool over the Swimathon Weekend, 27-29 April 2012.

Swimmers can click here to sign up to the Big Splash Mile, to raise money for Sport Relief and help people living extremely tough lives right here in the UK and across some of the world’s poorest countries.

Throughout 2012 British Swimming and the BBC are working together to get the UK into the pool through a celebration of swimming called the Big Splash.

British Swimming’s Big Splash provides an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities from across the country to join the 13 million people in the UK who are already making a splash, by taking part in swimming events, finding out what pools have to offer, benefitting from fantastic money saving offers and winning some great prizes. For more information about the Big Splash, click here.

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