RLSS #DontDrinkandDrown

     The #DontDrinkandDrown campaign promotes and encourages people to be safe around water after drinking any form of alcoholic drink. Swansea is a seaside city and we have a university campus right next to the beach and a famous street packed with nightclubs close to the river Tawe. The message of the #DontDrinkandDrown campaign is incredibly important to students of our City to keep them safe after their night out. 

The Partnership

The Wales National Pool in Swansea has teamed up with the Swansea University Students’ Union and the Swansea University Lifesaving Society to raise awareness and money for this crucial cause. Our aim is to educate and show University students the dangers that water can hold, especially when you have a lot of alcohol in your system. The Wales National Pool run a social media campaign every year to raise awareness of the dangers and Swansea University Lifesaving Society raise money for the local RNLI every year to support and help in the case of an emergency.

The Challenge

Therefore, this year we have decided to combine our two activities and run a Swimathon challenge. We will also raise awareness through social media and posters around campus. The Swansea University water-based sport teams will be taken on a massive challenge though. Each team will swim a continuously relay for an hour! Each team member will swim 1 length (25m underwater and 25m underwater) and then swap over. This will be an incredible feat by all teams involved. They are doing this for your donations to raise money for this crucial campaign. So, please donate what you can, not matter how big or how small.

   Above all, every donation we receive helps the RLSS to prevent drowning by equipping people with vital lifesaving skills. It also helps them to educate those most at risk in water safety education. You can donate here – 

Please help us to keep Swansea students safe this winter.

 

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Christmas Membership Offer

Give the Gift of Swimming this Christmas with our incredible membership offer!

ONLY 2 WEEKS FOR £12!

Why Swim?

According to new research by Swim England, Swimming has significantly reduced the symptoms of anxiety or depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain. Swimming is a low impact exercise that increases flexibility and provides a full body workout. That is why this no contract membership offer will be great for you!

The Membership

This great deal gives you two weeks of swimming for just £12. This offer is ideal for anyone wanting to get into swimming, get back into swimming, or looking for that perfect gift for a loved one. This membership comes with NO contract or commitment period and full member access!  You’ll get access to our:
– Members only swim times 
– 10% off the swim shop 
– 10% off fitness classes
– The only Olympic sized pool in Swansea

Let’s break it down

So at only £4.75 a swim, if you swim twice a week then you are already making a huge saving. So commit to swimming and burn some extra calories before indulging in all the Christmas and New Year treats.

How to sign up?

All you need to do is pop into the pool with £12 in hand, fill out our quick application form and then our super reception team will set you all up with card and a timetable and you are good to go for the next 2 weeks. Remember to check out our timetable for the latest swim times – https://www.walesnationalpoolswansea.co.uk/public-swimming/timetable/ 

Give us a call on 01792 513513 for more information.

 

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Elf Day 2018

This year we are taking part in Elf Day on Friday 7th December 2018 in order to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s Society.

The Alzheimer’s Society is transforming the landscape of dementia forever because, until the day they find a cure, they are aiming to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted and are able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.

Dementia is the number one cause of death in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Someone develops dementia every three minutes. It doesn’t discriminate, it has a huge impact on families everywhere, and currently there’s no cure. In short, it’s a big challenge – the biggest health challenge we face today. Which is where the little (and not-so-little) helpers come in.

What are we doing?

Our team are currently competing to avoid dressing head to toe as an Elf! Whoever raises the least amount of money will have to come to work dressed as one of Santa’s little helpers. Please get involved and donate to the member of staff that you DO NOT want to see dressed as an Elf on their JustGiving pages below:
Holly (Receptionist) – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/holly-davies11
Sara (Sports Manager) – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sara-bickel
Rob (DM) – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rob-silvey
Ben (SSA) – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ben-pannett2

You will also be able to take part in our Elf Day Quiz for just 50p. This will be donated to the Alzheimer’s society and you will be entered into a draw to win a cracking prize.

How does my money help?

Elf Day is all about raising money to support people with dementia and their families. Every pound you raise will make a difference.

£50 – could help investigate how one type of dementia develops by paying to grow one day’s worth of nerve cells in a lab
£232 – could allow eight people affected by dementia to share practical tips and advice at a peer support session.

No matter how much you can give, if we all donate together we can make a real difference. Please help us by donating to a member of our team’s just giving page or by donating in our Little Green Box at the front desk.

So please join us in getting involved and supporting this incredibly important cause.

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Swimathon 2019 Entries Now Open

We are proud to announce that we will be once again hosting Swimathon at the Wales National Pool Swansea in 2019.

Swimathon is the World’s largest (annual) fundraising swim where thousands of people up and down the country take part and raise money for two charities close to nations heart, Marie Curies and Cancer Research UK.

We will be hosting the Swimathon 2019 on:

  Saturday 23rd March 2019 
1)  13:00 – 16:30
   Sunday 24th March 2019
1)  09:00 – 12:30
2)  13:00 – 17:00
    Friday 29th March 2019 
1)   08:00 – 11:30
2)  11:30 – 14:30

Swimathon 2019 will be offering distances from 400m to 5k, so there is a  definitely Swimathon challenge for you. If you are feeling really brave you can also try out the new Triple 5K challenge too!

Swimathon is an enjoyable experience whether you participate solo or in a group but most importantly you’ll be helping and supporting two incredibly important charities.

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness, offering expert care, guidance and support to help people living with a terminal illness and their families get the most from the time they have left.
Cancer Research UK are aiming to bring forward the day that all cancers are cured. They are dedicated to beating cancer through research and are fighting over 200 different types of cancer.

Check out our pool timetable and start your training today – https://www.walesnationalpoolswansea.co.uk/public-swimming/timetable/ 

Private Swimming Lessons Available!

GREAT NEWS!

We have more Private Swimming Lessons available:
5 weeks for ONLY £85.95

Saturday:
12.00

Sunday:
09.30
10.30
11.00
11.30
12.00
12.30

Did you know you are able to take up private lessons on a  2-1 & 3-1 basis too? (depending on skill levels)

Limited times are available. Please call reception to check availability.
All courses are on a first come first serve basis, and are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Email confirmation will not guarantee your space. You must call reception to book and pay.

01792 – 513513

Wednesday Timetable Update!

Waterpolo Matches

We are proudly hosting the Swansea University Waterpolo matches again this so there will be no swimming available between 12.00 -15.00 in the 50m on the following Wednesdays –

Wednesday 10th October

Wednesday 24th October

Wednesday 31st October

Wednesday 28th November

Please note! There will be lanes available in the 25 metre training pool between 12:00 -13:30.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused

 

#PassOnPlastic

When you come for a swim – why not use a refillable (not glass) bottle and if you do use a one use plastic bottle why not recycle it in our designated bins!

Thank you,

The Reception Team!

Corporate Memberships

Corporate Memberships

We have a number of companies and organisations already signed up to our corporate membership schemes, including:-

• ABMU
• Natural Resources Wales
• Civil Service
• DVLA
• Mid and West Wale Fire and Rescue Service
• South Wales Police
• Natural Resources Wales
If you work for one of these organisations then please speak to reception and they will sign you up to the appropriate scheme.

If your organisation isn’t listed then don’t worry – as long as there is a minimum of three people who would like to join the scheme then just contact reception and we can pass on your details to the admin team
*Proof of employment status (e.g. staff ID card) is required in order for us to sign you up to a corporate membership scheme.

Existing Members Referral Offer!!!

Current members, we still have our referral offer on. If a friend joins the pool for 6 months you will receive a month free on your membership! Information can be found at reception!!!