Down Leisure Centre opens

Down Leisure Centre Opens

By | Project Completed
The new £15.5m Down Leisure Centre designed by Kennedy FitzGerald Architects LLP and being managed by Newry and Mourne Leisure Services has officially opened it’s doors to the public.
The APG Leisure team have really enjoyed working again with Felix O’Hare Construction to design, install and deliver all of the new pool equipment including; Grab Rails, Lane Ropes, Video Screen/Scoreboard, Under Deck Lane Rope Storage, Disabled Access Lifts, Timing System, Start Blocks, Pool Clocks, False Start Flags, Disabled Access Steps and more……

An interesting study from YouGov, which was commissioned by Swim England.

By | Uncategorized

According to a new study from YouGov, commissioned by Swim England, swimming significantly reduces the symptoms of anxiety and depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain. Almost half a million of these adults (492,000) say swimming has resulted in fewer visits to a medical professional regarding their mental health. It was also revealed 490,000 people have either stopped or reduced medication for their mental health condition because of swimming.

To view the full article visit Swim England

BECO Beermann UK Partnership

APG Leisure to increase UK presence with new Partnership

By | Partnership

APG Leisure have agreed a new partnership with BECO Beermann (the global swimming accessories, aquafitness and swimwear manufacturer) that will see the Cheshire based company become the official distributor in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

“Our new partnership with BECO Beermann marks the start of a new journey for APG Leisure and our customers, which sees APG Leisure expanding its marketing offering to include swimming accessories, aquafitness equipment, training aids, leisure and competitive swimwear. The collaboration comes as the UK company actively seeks to expand it’s offering within the UK and Ireland”. said Paul Smith, Marketing Director of APG Leisure.

“We are delighted to be partnering with APG Leisure – one of the UK’s leading aquatic suppliers with a rapidly growing UK presence. We feel their strategic position and reputation for providing a high level of customer service fits well with our own core values”, added Thorsten Schröer, BECO Beermann
Founded in 1923, BECO Beermann is known for its style-driven, affordable and high safety certified products. Across Europe alone the BECO range can be seen in close to 75% of swimming pools.

Dover District Leisure Centre

APG to work with BAM Construction

By | Project Won
APG Leisure will be supplying all of the pool equipment and gala timing system for the new £26m Leisure Centre being built in Dover. The new facility which was designed by GT3 Architects, is being brought to life by the team at BAM Construction, whom we look forward to working with over the coming months.

The new Leisure Centre will feature a competition standard eight-lane swimming pool with spectator seating for 250 people, learner pool with moveable floor, four court sports hall, squash courts, multi-function room, fitness gym with 120 stations, fitness studios, clip ‘n’ climb wall, and a café. The plans also include two outdoor 3G artificial pitches for five-a-side football and a minimum of 250 parking spaces.
NEW backstroke start wedge

New Backstroke Wedge

By | New Product

We have launched the second revision of our popular swimming backstroke start wedge.  The new version is even easier to install, simple to adjust and will fit most start blocks on the market.

APG’S Backstroke Start Wedge is designed to reduce any slip which may occur for swimmers during the start of a backstroke race. The use of these devices in swimming competitions increases the power the swimmer can exert during the start of a competition, which in turn reduces their times.