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We are having issues with the outdoor pool at THE SEVERN CENTRE. The pool will be CLOSED Monday 18th June to allow repairs to take place. We plan to reopen on Tuesday 19th June. The indoor pool at Bridgnorth Leisure Centre is open but be sure to check the timetable at www.haloleisure.org.uk for public sessions

 

Train to be a Lifeguard at Halo Leisure...Halo is delighted to offer you the chance to train for an internationally recognised qualification in one of the most important and satisfying roles in leisure. The qualification - the RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) - can also be a stepping stone to a career within the leisure industry.

Our next course will take place over 3 weekends 9am-6pm at ...

Pick up a 10p discount on drinks by bringing along your own reusable cups to our cafes! Halo are always looking for new ways to save energy and reduce waste.  And we’ve made great strides reducing our carbon footprint in recent years.  We could use your help, though, when it comes to paper waste in our cafes....

We love to see our pools full of happy families at this time of year, but we see, too, the number of children (and adults) who can’t swim and who need to learn. Promoting water safety is one of our missions and we’re proud to deliver thousands of swimming lessons each year.

But in Drowning Prevention Week this month (it kicks off on June 15) we’ll be reminded, again, that over 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland each year (that’s equivalent to one person every 20 hours), and hundreds more have shocking near-drowning experiences, often when they go from pool to open water swimming in rivers, lakes and the sea. In fact drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in children in the UK.

Halo's menu of summer holiday activities for juniors is going live, and places are being booked. Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity for healthy, happy, safe and supervised summer fun (from swimming to football, gymnastics to judo) across the long school holidays. We've made sure there is something for everyone.

Find out what's going on at your local centre below...

While we’re talking about the men in your life, don’t forget this special day for dad on June 17. By happy coincidence it falls at the end of Men’s Health Week, so we’ve put your dad’s health in our top 3 gift suggestions designed to make the day matter. Without further ado (or any mention of socks and ties), here are fabulous ways to let him know he’s special.

Did you know that one man in ten now has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and that the incidence among middle aged men is expected to triple in the next 30 years? Did you know that men are more likely to be overweight and more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes (and associated complications), especially at a younger age? But did you know that men are less likely to realise they are overweight, talk about their weight, or seek out weight management programmes to help?

Halo pride themselves on keeping our changing areas and pool sides clean and safe, and one sure way that helps is the use of overshoes. Thousands of people come through our doors every day in all weathers, in all footwear, and from all sorts of places (parks and playgrounds, fields and footpaths) and by encouraging them to remove their shoes in the changing room and poolside (or covering them up with our recycled overshoes).

A shout out to all those women who are joining Cancer Research UK's Race for Life this month and joining the hundreds of  thousands of runners across the UK for this brilliant woman-only pink t-shirt clad run that raises money for research into all 200 types of cancer. We know how many discover a love of and joy in community running as a result, and want to invite them into Halo for more of the same.

We're on the final countdown to the magnificent obstacle run that is Furlong Fury. It's all happening at Hereford Racecourse on June 24th and we are so excited by the teams, training and tenacity of everyone signing up.

This year we're hoping for sunshine, guaranteeing more obstacles and more mud, and ambitious for even more fundraising records (supporting our main beneficiary the Halo Sport Foundation). But what delights us most is the way the whole community is coming together on this day to celebrate what activity is all about.