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Social Enterprise Wins Second Swimming Award


Credit : Xander from Yellowknife, NT, Canada

by Sana Amos

Leisure centre operator GLL has won an award at the annual Amateur Swimming Association’s Swimtastic Awards, held at Birmingham on the 18th of October.

GLL came second in Facility Operator of the Year category, having won 1st place in 2013.

It’s opening of the London Aquatics Centre and the launch of  Tom Daley Diving Academy acted as great examples of 2012 Olympic legacy.

GLL’s initiatives to increase participation in competitive, fitness and public swimming as well as Swimming Teacher’s Academy were recognised as the winning contributors.

It’s Academy graduate Rachel Cooper grabbed a gold award as Swim Teacher of the Year.

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New Hackney Community Centre Seeking Residents Involvement

A new community centre financed by the Olympic legacy has just opened in Hackney Wick, using recycled cabins from the Olympic Park.

Hub 67 will be used as a focal point for local community residents and young people, offering a range of events and workshops. The centre, at 67 Rothbury Rd, is asking local residents for ideas for art, sport and fitness initiatives.

The Hub is to be governed by a local resident steering group and weekly drop-in will start from October 2.

If you are interested please visit their website

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