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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 […]

YMCA Poulton Reopens 2nd October

We are happy to announce YMCA Poulton will reopen on 2nd October 2021
As you are aware, the centre has been providing a crucial role for the community during the pandemic as a lateral flow test centre. This service will now conclude in early September, having been extended due to the recent increase of the Delta variant. The transition from this service to the reopening YMCA Poulton has now begun and we would like to thank all our staff involved in the running and operation of the lateral flow testing.
We know the crucial role our centres play […]

Summer Bank Holiday Opening Times – Monday 30th August

The opening times of our centres on Summer Bank Holiday Monday 30th August – Please check the information below before you set out.

Please note that the below information signifies opening times only, so additional information on specific activity times may also vary. Please check with the centre’s directly regarding ‘last entry’ times.

YMCA St Annes (St Albans Rd)
8.00am – 4.00pm

YMCA St Annes Pool & Gym
6.30am – 6.30pm

YMCA Lytham
8.00am – 3.30pm (no classes apart from virtual)

YMCA Garstang Leisure
6.30am – 12noon (no classes […]

YMCA Update – England Moves to Step 4 – Booking Gym, Swim & Classes

Over the last 18 months since the start of the pandemic, our focus has been on the safety of our members and staff, providing spacious, hygienic and safe environments for you to visit and work out in. This is why our approach to operating safely has been approved by industry experts across the country.

After the government recently confirmed the country would move to Step 4 of the COVID-19 roadmap on July 19th, several legislative restrictions can now be lifted.

From July 19th:

We will be increasing capacities in our gyms and pool halls to resemble closer to normal […]