Better – the UK’s largest network of public gyms and leisure centres – will host an open day on,Saturday 27 August at Manchester Aquatics Centre to get more people more active in our local community and celebrate Team GB’s achievements at the Rio 2016 Games.

The event is part of I Am Team GB – a nationwide campaign that has inspired thousands of UK clubs to open their doors to new participants. This campaign is brought to you by ITV and The National Lottery, working with the British Olympic Association, UK Sport and supported by Join In, to inspire the Great British public to take part in sport.

ITV Group Marketing and Research Director, Rufus Radcliffe, said: “We’re delighted to have Better as one of our partners supporting I Am Team GB on 27th August. Better are encouraging local communities to get active especially with their free open day this weekend and of course supporting the nation’s biggest sports day.”

The open day running from 9am to 4.30pm will have sports and activities for the whole family to join in with, including swimming, water polo and spinning.

Andrew Smith Partnership Manager for Manchester said:“All staff at the Manchester Aquatics Centre are proud to fly the I Am Team GB flag and host the open day this weekend. We’re inviting our members and local residents to come and join in with the different activities along side our staff and be part of this nationwide celebration of sport, and see what we have on offer in the centre for families throughout the rest of the year.”

Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at Manchester City Council said:

“We’re proud to play our part in this special sports day, inspired by the amazing example of Team GB.The Manchester Aquatics Centre is a world-class facility open to everyone in the city, so make sure you don’t miss out on the superb range of free activities on offer.”


Main Pool:

9am – 12pm Free Swimming For children – Any Age

12pm – 1pm Free Swimming, Flumes, Floats and Swimming -Any Age

1pm – 2pm COMAST Swimming Session (25m Pool) – Ages 8+ and able to swim 25m.

Limited to 12 places

1.30pm – 2.30pm Free Swimming, Flumes, Floats and Swimming – Any Age

2pm – 3pm COMAST Swimming Session (25m Pool) – Ages 16+ and able to swim 25m.

Limited to 12 places

Diving Pit:

1pm – 2pm Water Polo Session – Ages 8+ and able to swim 25m. Limited to 25 places

2pm – 3pm Water Fun and Team Games – Ages 8+ and able to swim 25m. Limited to 25


3pm – 4pm Rookie Lifeguard Training Session – Ages 10+ and able to swim 25m Limited

to 15 places

Dance Studio:

11am – 12pm Free Spin Class – Ages 18+ limited to 14 places

2.30pm – 3.30pm Free Boxing Class– Ages 18+ limited to 12 places

3.30pm – 4.30pm Free Circuit Class– Ages 18+ limited to 12 places


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