Fusion Lifestyle, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council Announce Swimming News

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Fusion Lifestyle, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council are delighted to announce that Swim School, that has over 2,000 members in the area, will be back from 21st September at all open swimming pools. 

Since the phased reopening of leisure centres which started last month, Fusion's centres in the area have seen a combined total of almost 15,000 visitors, illustrating the important role that leisure facilities play in the health and wellbeing of the local community.  Registered charity, Fusion Lifestyle, together with their council partners, are also pleased to announce that the cost of swimming will be reduced too, now that a broader programme of activities has been introduced to the centres.

Price reductions of 25% will be introduced across standard swimming prices and 14% off swimming concession prices.  All other casual activity prices will remain at pre-lockdown rates too, ensuring centres are as affordable and as accessible to their communities as possible. 

In addition to Swim School returning, the centres are planning on re-introducing bookings from clubs and private hirers.  This will allow more swimmers to come together at a time when keeping active and healthy is more important than ever before.

All centres will continue to operate in line with government guidelines and those planning to visit are required to book and pay online, minimising contact required at the centre and allowing for the track and trace process to be implemented.  Gym users will be asked to arrive ready to work out, and swimmers with their costumes under their clothes, ready to go.  These new measures, combined with meticulous cleaning routines, are designed to keep customers safe and offer complete confidence to use the facilities when they return to the centres.

Anthony Cawley, Director of Operations at Fusion Lifestyle, said: "We'd like to take this opportunity to thank those who have come back to our centres already for their support.  We hope to have all leisure centres open again in the near future and are working closely with our partners at South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council to plan this and keep all our visitors safe.  We'd also like to remind those who still have their memberships frozen that they can continue to access our online offering and Les Mills on demand - an amazing 110,000 people have taken part in these classes across the country already."

South Hams District Council's Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Jonathan Hawkins, said: "We are really pleased to see the return of the Swim School in those pools that are open.  I would like to encourage all of you to return to our leisure centres and use them.  If we increase the number of users, it will help us get more centres open."

Cllr Tony Leech, Lead Member for Wellbeing, for West Devon Borough Council, added: "I am delighted to see the price reduction in the swim charges as well.  This will really help more people get back to the exercise that they love and help us, and Fusion, increase the footfall at our centres"

Bookings can be made up to seven days in advance by downloading the Fusion Lifestyle app or by visiting the centre websites to register and use the booking facility. 

Currently the following centres are open:

South Hams District Council - Ivybridge Leisure Centre, Quayside Leisure Centre (dry activities only), Totnes Leisure Centre

West Devon Borough Council - Parklands Leisure Centre

15/09/2020

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