Swimming at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre

posted 22 Sep 2020, 12:55 by Bernard Purdy

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre is currently running 2 types of swimming session. 

The first is Swimming for Fitness, which is laned swimming in extra wide lanes. 

The second is Adult and Child, which is not laned. 

Both types of session have to be booked either through a special app, or through the GLL web site. 

The one hour sessions are split into ten-minute starting times to smooth the flow into the pool. 

Swimmers enter the pool via the door by the studio pool as there is a one way system in use around the pool and bathers are required to arrive in their swimming gear. They have to remove outer clothing and store it in bags poolside. The lockers are not available. 

And then leave via the emergency exit at the bottom of the stairs. After their swim they can use the showers and the cubicles. 

Disabled swimmers who need assistance can use the Adult and Child sessions and can use the disabled changing room but should check beforehand.

Covid 19 Guide to face coverings

posted 24 Jul 2020, 06:04 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 24 Jul 2020, 07:07 ]

The Smart family have sent in this easy-read guide to Covid 19 face coverings that Bradford Talking Media have provided.

Suspension of all acitivities

posted 17 Mar 2020, 07:21 by Bernard Purdy

We regret that, in line with government advice, because of the coronavirus, we feel that it is now necessary to suspend all our activities until further notice.
We apologise  for the  the effect that this will have on our members and others, but it is now unavoidable. 
We will get up and running again as soon as possible

Cancellation - Rugby Sports Day for the Disabled

posted 16 Mar 2020, 08:38 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 19 Mar 2020, 08:27 ]

For the safety of all concerned this event has now been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation.
Many thanks to The Rotary Clubs of Rugby for the hard work that they have put into the organisation of this event, which hopefully will not be wasted when it runs again next year.

Trampolining Update

posted 15 Jan 2020, 00:20 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 17 Mar 2020, 07:24 ]

The date set for the next RSDA trampolining session will be advised as soon as we start operating again
Both trampolines will be used from 10.30am to 11.30am
This time has been chosen to make easier for those who want to have a swim first.

Participants are advised to wear either tracksuit bottoms or shorts rather than jeans and to remove shoes to avoid damage to the trampolines. They should wear socks to prevent injury to feet.
They should also avoid jewellery and have any long hair tied back to prevent injury.

For insurance purposes we keep a register of those taking part. Please ensure that your name is on the register before starting.
Next sessions: to be advised

RSDA tops World Crossbow Rankings

posted 29 Apr 2019, 04:13 by Bernard Purdy

Three members of Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association (RSDA) are in top places in the 
As of the end of December 2018:

Iris Bingham

 is ranked 1st in the Target Bow Indoor and Target Bow Outdoor rankings and 4th in the Sport Bow Indoor rankings.

Graeme Mooney 

is ranked 1st in Sport Bow Indoor rankings and 2nd in the Sport Bow Outdoor rankings. 

Kevin Rumble

is ranked 2nd in the Sport Bow Indoor rankings. 

In the 2018 World Indoor Championships Iris won 2 Gold medals on her own and 1 as part of a team with Graeme and Kevin.
Graeme won 1 Gold on his own and 1 as part of the team.
Kevin won a Silver on his own and a Gold as part of the team. 
Iris set 2 World Records on her own and 2 as part of a team with Graeme.

Price increase at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre

posted 30 Mar 2019, 09:15 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 26 Nov 2019, 00:47 ]

As of the beginning of April 2019, the admission fee to The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre for members  of Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association (RSDA) is  a still very reasonable £2.50

The Passing of KMLC

posted 9 Aug 2013, 11:44 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 2 Oct 2017, 00:36 ]

The Ken Marriott Leisure Centre finally seems to have gone for good.

Now you see it

Taken on 8th August 2013

Now you don't

Taken on 10th August 2013

Apparently it came down on the afternoon of 9th August 2013

Meanwhile, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre is nearly there

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