Avalon Leisure's 30,000 Splashers!

Big-splash-blueIn August we wanted 30,000 people to swim at our Leisure Centres - you helped us to reach our target!

To say 'thank you', our swimming pools will be holding a series of special free swimming sessions in September. The sessions, which spread across 11 days throughout the month, will give you the chance to enjoy up to 13 hours worth of free swimming!

Click here to find out when you can swim for free at your local Leisure Centre!

Our innovative '30,000 Splashers' project was running in conjunction with the BBC’s ‘Big Splash’ campaign.

Alongside British Swimming, the BBC is hoping to increase swimming participation levels up and down the country over the next 10 months. Throughout the period, they will be working closely with local swimming pools to offer a range of exciting ‘Big Splash’ activities and resources to help get the nation swimming.

Emily Swain, the ASA’s Aquatic Officer for Dorset and Somerset, said: “Swimming is England’s favourite sport and the Big Splash campaign is a celebration of this.

“We are delighted that Avalon Leisure is supporting us in our drive to get more people into our local pools. “

Brendon Mitchell, Avalon Leisure’s Marketing Co-ordinator, added: “We are so pleased that we managed to hit our 30,000 Splashers target, with 31,169 people swimming at our centres during August.

“We’re excitied that we're now able to give something back to the community by putting on these free swimming sessions. We hope that the public will come out in force and embrace this opportunity to either reaffirm or recapture their love for the wonderful sport of swimming.”

Free swimming sessions are as follows (open to the public and no booking required):

Wells Leisure Centre

Friday 9th September: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Friday 16th September: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Friday 23rd September: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Strode Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre

Thursday 15th September: 6.00am – 7.00am

Thursday 22nd September: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Friday 30th September: 8.30pm – 10.00pm

Frome Leisure Centre

Saturday 10th September: 10.00am – 11.00am

Saturday 17th September: 10.00am – 11.00am

Saturday 24th September: 10.00am – 11.00am

Shepton Mallet Lido

Thursday 8th September: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Friday 9th September: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Sunday 11th September: 10.30am – 12.00pm


Please note the winners of the year's free unlimited swimming prize draw will be announced later this month. Watch this space!

Want to help us spread the word? Click here to download our media release.