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Joint Venture Sees Ongoing Support For Struggling Facilities National children’s swimming provider Total Swimming Academies has launched a joint venture with leading venue lettings company Vivify to unlock the true potential of school swimming pools nationwide. Total Swimming Academies, the brainchild of Olympic medallist and BBC broadcaster Steve Parry, is part of the Sporting House group of businesses and is aimed at helping children reach their life potential through sport. Vivify provides a complete end-to-end hire solution, removing the hassle of community lettings. Its bespoke digital platform lists under-utilised school facilities for hire maximising activity levels and generating much-needed additional revenue for the school. It is also responsible for sales, marketing, all hirer payments and even staffing. By joining forces, the two businesses will provide schools with a fully managed venue solution for their pools as well as wider facilities, allowing schools to increase the opportunities available to their children and young people as well as generating essential additional income and playing a pivotal role in their local communities. Steve Parry said: “Figures suggest that as many as one in five pools will never fully reopen again as a result of the pandemic, due

to spiralling maintenance costs and we are delighted that our partnership with Vivify can provide a solution to this and ensure valuable facilities can be fully utilised.” Russell Teale, Managing Director of Vivify, said, “With feelings of loneliness and mental health problems at an all-time high, our partnership can have a hugely positive impact on the wellbeing of people in the community.

“More than a third of the UK’s sports facilities currently belong to schools, and we’re providing a vital service which will unlock even greater potential for these schools.” Total Swimming Academies 0161 764 2224 www.totalswimming.co.uk

Foxhills’ Pools Win The Generation Game With A Green Focus Foxhills Club & Resort’s new Pavilion has laid the foundations for a long-term sustainable future for families and generations to come. The new £7m facility at the Surrey club, designed by renowned architects Michaelis Boyd, opened in May and was built for families and the environment they will inherit. The Pavilion boasts numerous sport and leisure amenities and new swimming pools which are filtered by the pioneering DAISY system which reduces the water, energy and chlorine used, providing swimmers with a more natural and gentler environment. The 25m outdoor pool is covered each night to reduce evaporation and save energy. By including the toddlers’ pools within the envelope of the main pools, rather than separate, it improves water quality for

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children and uses less energy. Sensors on taps and showers mean less water is wasted. Five water fountains will be available to keep members and guests hydrated. The Pavilion’s roof has been fitted with solar panels, all the lights – inside and out – are LED, which are 80% more efficient than traditional lighting, while lighting in the toilets and locker rooms are on motion sensors to save energy. Awnings and blinds are fixed to south-facing windows to reduce solar gain and the energy required to cool the building. Like the Yoga Cabin, which opened at the club in 2019, the Pavilion’s larch cladding is FSC approved, meeting the highest environmental and social standards. The Pavilion replaces the muchloved Youth Club, 90% of which was recycled following its demolition.

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