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Valleys pool saved
The campaign to save a much-
loved swimming pool in the
Valleys has been thrown a crucial TRAINING SUCCESS
lifeline. The opening of the new
sports centre at Rhydycar, Merthyr Pollet Pool ran a successful
Pollet Pools Heat Perfector is the
Tydfil, including three swimming three day Heat Perfector
star of the training session
pools, was to seal the fate of training programme at the
Edwardsville baths in Treharris. company’s Newbury premises.
Now campaigners will get a stay Sales Manager Jason Fidler and
of execution. A community Hugo Zureich, Heat Perfector’s
campaign has led to the Treharris Chief Engineer organised an
Area Community Trust (TACT) intensive programme of the
staking its interest in running Heat Perfector.
Edwardsville pool. It is now being Engineers from existing trade
recommended that Edwardsville accounts mixed with potential
pool and adjoining land transfer to new customers and a day was
TACT, which will ensure its future. also designated specifically for
Ambassador Pool’s of
Southampton as 12 staff and
School swimming engineers were keen to attend.
needs to be more fun Ambassador’s MD Verdun
The English Schools’ Swimming Bailey said: “If people are trained
Association has agreed to to really get to know a product
develop a new programme to then it follows that they will be a voucher for a full case of The plan is to continue the
motivate secondary school motivated to sell that product. champagne which they will claim training periodically to provide
children to swim more often and We have to know that we are when they purchase their 5th all new accounts with up to the
have more fun in the pool. With offering our customers the best Heat Perfector unit. minute technical know-how.
the ASA they will examine how products and training as this Pollet say that Heat Perfector
they can remodel some of the ensures we can sell Heat is a success story with sales
competitions for children aged Perfector with confidence.” growing with new customers
11-16. The idea is to evolve the Attending companies were given actively seeking out the product.
ESSA’s National Swimming
Championships for Secondary
Schools to encourage kids to take
to the water and participate in Maytronics celebrates
swimming as a sport, making
swimming a life-long activity.
25 years in style!
Maytronics, the makers of the seminar detailing the company’s
Department rebuts Dolphin range of pool cleaners future plans.
swim claims distributed in the UK by Jo added: “The seminar
The Department of Culture, Media Certikin, celebrated 25 years of room was filled with
and Sports has rebutted claims trading by inviting distributors Maytronic’s products dating
made by Roger Millward, Chief from around the world to Israel. back to 1983! These included
Executive of the Swimming Included in the trip, which also the very first robotic cleaner
Teachers’ Association that featured a visit to Maytronic's named the Hustler. It’s amazing
suggested the Government’s free headquarters, was a tour given to see how the products have
swimming scheme would not by Certikin’s Automatic Covers developed over the 25 years
benefit people who cannot Product Manager, Jo Caterall. and how the technology has
already swim. Millward said the The company’s headquarters progressed.”
Government was ignoring people are based in a kibbutz where The highlight of the trip was a
who cannot swim when drawing the business is the main 25th anniversary celebration,
up details for the £140m free economical strength of the around the kibbutz’s outdoor
swimming scheme. community which sits along side pool. The party was treated to
“We think that widening access other more rural business sightseeing tours including a Not content to do things by
to those who cannot already swim concerns such as dairy, poultry visit to Jerusalem, a cable car half Certikin’s Sales Director,
has been fundamentally missed and agricultural farming and the trip to Masada, a trip to the Richard Way is the proud
from the initiative,” he said. A harvesting of almonds. Dead Sea and an off-road father of not just one but two
DCMS spokesperson said: The Maytronics team gave a excursion into the desert. beautiful babies.
“Swimming lessons for those Hannah Louise and Oliver
people who cannot swim is part of James were born at Oxford’s
the £140m free swimming package. John Radcliffe Hospital on 10
”Of course we’d be happy to speak October weighing in at a very
with Roger Millward and see how respectable 5lb 2oz and 5lbs
the Swimming Teachers’ 4oz respectively. Richard and
Association can help.” his wife, Val are described as
‘over the moon’.
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