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  1. Published on: 12/06/2018 12:41 PMReported by: roving-eye
    Sefton Council’s new swimming programme has launched brand new technology that will allow swimmers to keep on top of their swimming progress.



    Swimmers in Bootle Leisure Centre, Dunes Splash World and Meadows Maghull can now use SWIMTAG to help monitor their swims.

    SWIMTAG allows users to keep a record of their swimming progress, helping them to keep a tab on their training progress with a single click.

    A small device that can be worn on the wrist or ankle will record swim performance and feed back to an online system where users can access their results including swim distance, pace and length count.

    All of this comes as part of Sefton’s new revamped swimming offer, made possible by grant funding from Sport England.

    The installation of high tech sound systems and lighting at the three centres has opened up a world of opportunities for the kind of pool sessions that can be offered in Sefton and now SWIMTAG is set to add even more to the growing offer.

    The SWIMTAG is free to those with a swim membership, or an extra £1 for casual swimmers.

    Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “The swimming offer in Sefton just keeps getting better. We want to show that we truly listened to the feedback we received from over 3,000 residents and are working hard to make swimming a sport that everyone can enjoy.

    “Swimming is a great way to keep fit and healthy and the new SWIMTAG technology will help swimmers improve their ability, train for an event or just meet personal goals. It’s wonderful to see this kind of thing available in Sefton!”

    For more information on SWIMTAG visit www.sefton.gov.uk/swimsessions

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  3. said says:12/06/2018 01:32 PM
    “The swimming offer in Sefton just keeps getting better. We want to show that we truly listened to the feedback we received from over 3,000 residents and are working hard to make swimming a sport that everyone can enjoy.

    “Swimming is a great way to keep fit and healthy and the new SWIMTAG technology will help swimmers improve their ability, train for an event or just meet personal goals. It’s wonderful to see this kind of thing available in Sefton!”

    I don't think that information has filtered through to Southport - our only public swimming pool is open only on Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 4pm. Bit too busy then to do any swimming in! Southport could do with a real olympic sized swimming pool - there are enough dedicated swimmers in Southport who would appreciate that.

  4. Lorquinho says:12/06/2018 02:04 PM

  5. salus.populi says:12/06/2018 02:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by said View Post
    “The swimming offer in Sefton just keeps getting better. We want to show that we truly listened to the feedback we received from over 3,000 residents and are working hard to make swimming a sport that everyone can enjoy.

    “Swimming is a great way to keep fit and healthy and the new SWIMTAG technology will help swimmers improve their ability, train for an event or just meet personal goals. It’s wonderful to see this kind of thing available in Sefton!”

    I don't think that information has filtered through to Southport - our only public swimming pool is open only on Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 4pm. Bit too busy then to do any swimming in! Southport could do with a real olympic sized swimming pool - there are enough dedicated swimmers in Southport who would appreciate that.
    The opening hours you mention are for Splashworld.
    The pools in Dunes are open much longer and are much cheaper. At least you are consistently factually incorrect.

  6. Ceam says:13/06/2018 06:28 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by salus.populi View Post
    The opening hours you mention are for Splashworld.
    The pools in Dunes are open much longer and are much cheaper. At least you are consistently factually incorrect.
    Factually incorrect and lacking in knowledge. Not only is the pool open more than he said, It's also used by Southport swim school for training and galas.

    But I guess that information hasn't filtered down to him yet.


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