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Customer Notice – YMCA Fleetwood

27.11.2021
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Unfortunately Storm Arwen has done some structural damage to part of Fleetwood YMCA

Both swimming pools will therefore be closed until the area can be made safe. Engineers and maintenance are on site and we will update you soon. We apologise for any inconvenience but safety is our priority. Thank you for your continued support as always

Everybody who was booked in to swim should receive a phone call from the centre advising them that their booking will not be going ahead unfortunately.

The gym and sports hall is open as normal […]

Fylde Coast YMCA CEO Retires

John Cronin has retired from Fylde Coast YMCA after 24 years as its CEO, with a career in the YMCA spanning over 27 years.

John has built a legacy for Fylde Coast YMCA and the communities it serves since he moved to the Fylde area from Merseyside in the late 1990s.

His passion for the YMCA’s mission of allowing communities, young people and families to belong, contribute and thrive is something that has been exemplified in his leadership of the YMCA’s charitable social impact over the years. A passion in which his successor and new CEO, Graham shares […]

National Fitness Day – 22 September 2021

National Fitness Day 2021 will take place on Wednesday 22nd September and is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier lifestyles through being physical active.

 

The theme this year for National Fitness Day is ‘Fitness Unites Us’ as we hope it will encourage people across the country to celebrate the benefits of getting active. Though the pandemic continues to be part of everyday life we believe physical activity has the ability to unite and inspire individuals to take charge of their health.
 

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Millions failing to meet minimum swimming standards as they stop lessons too early

More than 3.4 million seven to 11-year-olds in England are failing to meet minimum standards that have been brought in for swimming lessons outside of school, it’s been revealed.

The research, released by national governing body Swim England, found that 96 per cent of youngsters are stopping lessons too early – a figure which has risen slightly during the coronavirus pandemic.

Only 142,000 seven to 11-year-olds – four per cent – are meeting the required grade.

The research also found that while 81 per cent of parents want their children to learn to swim so they […]

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