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NEWS IN BRIEF
New Certikin warehouse
Swimming complex
A new swimming complex in
Kirkcaldy is to be developed as
no longer ‘in the pipeline’
part of a £1m scheme to develop
the Carnegie Leisure Centre in Certikin started the New Year
Certikin’s 15,000 sq ft
Dumfermline. The centre, with the launch of a new
warehouse at Witney is no
scheduled to open in two and a warehouse principally stocking
longer a pipedream!
half years time, will have an pipe and fittings. It will mean a
extension to the centre’s training greater stock holding capacity
pool and a moveable floor over and a more efficient service for
the pool. customers.
The new 15,000sq ft
warehouse which adjoins
Pools awarded Certikin’s headquarters in Witney
Aquamark scheme will stock a new range of PVC
Bramcote Leisure Centre in pipe and fittings from 1/4” size
Nottingham and Rosendale up to 12” and from 20mm up to
Leisure Trust Ltd, which includes 315mm. All the goods will be
Haslingden and Marl Pits available for next day delivery.
swimming pools in Rawenstall, Commercial division manager,
Lancashire have been recognised Steve Nelson says: “This has
by the Amateur Swimming been a bit of a pipedream, if you
Association’s Aquamark scheme. will excuse the pun, long in able to provide an even more also stock the tried and tested
Aquamark is the association’s planning but thankfully, now a efficient service with quick IPS range of pipes and fittings
quality scheme for swimming reality. The new range will meet response times to our and these will continue to be a
programmes. It is aimed all of the trade’s requirements customers. Furthermore, the mainstay of the Certikin
specifically to help organisations and much, much more. In total, sales proposition that we are a portfolio.”
providing swimming programmes we will stock over nine miles of ‘one stop shop for the trade’ has
to improve and enhance the piping! Having such a large never been more true.”
CERTIKIN
service they offer. A few objectives stock holding capacity on our He adds: “In addition to the
pc www.certikin.co.uk
of the scheme include monitoring doorstep means that we will be new range, the warehouse will
the implementation of the
National Plan for Teaching
Swimming, to assist the provision
of a high standard of service to
Boom Egypt market woos
NATIONAL FITNESS
customers and participants, and WEEK LAUNCHES
provide a benchmark to which
European companies
New Year enthusiasm to
centres can aspire. become fit and healthy is set
The Cairo based Egypt Pool scale economic reform to be harnessed for the first
& Water Technology through the encouragement time in 2009 – with the
30 minute challenge Exhibition which is being held and support of investment. launch of the UK’s first
The Amateur Swimming from March 7 to 9 is to attract This attitude has already National Fitness Week.
Association’s T-30 Challenge at least ten UK specialist been reflected in dramatic From 2 to 9 February there
Postal Swim is still open to companies. Organisers of the cuts of custom duties. Both will be events, campaigns
swimmers and sets a challenge to event say that the enquiries foreign and local investors and promotions throughout
who can swim the greatest from the UK are at the are experiencing more the country as Fitness First,
distance in 30 minutes. The event highest level yet. A security in the Egyptian the UK’s largest health club
is open to anyone aged 18-84 spokesman said: “Due to the market. group, masterminds the
years. It can be entered by increasing demand for Given these indicators and biggest campaign of its kind
individuals or teams of four of the swimming pools in Egypt and measures, it seems certain to get the country active.
same club. There are men’s, the Middle East this three day that the Egyptian economy is A dedicated website
women’s and mixed teams (i.e. show is being seen as much likely to witness a true boom packed full of facts, figures,
two women and two men). The more attractive to European in the days to come.” motivating tips and
closing date for entries to be specialists, more even than information is to be launched
received by the ASA National some of their own shows
EGYPT POOL
and throughout the week,
Events Office is Friday 6 where the market is slower.” Fitness First is encouraging
pc www.egyptpool.com
February. All swims must be In Egypt in particular there is the nation to take part in
verified by a responsible person; a boom in pool manufacturing some form of exercise.
for example a swimming club – a fact which hasn’t been “Our aim for the week is to
officer or a member of a sports missed on specialist encourage more people to
centre staff. Medals will be companies in the UK, France take a look at their lifestyle
awarded to all swimmers placed and Germany. and try to make positive
first, second or third and all “It is a good opportunity for changes, to try out some
swimmers will receive a a real investment push.” The different ways of exercising
commemorative certificate. spokesman added: “It is and find one to suit each
For more information vist organized at a time when a individual and their lifestyle,”
www.britishswimming.org new Egyptian government is said John Gamble, Fitness
determined to conduct a full- First UK Managing Director.
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