A new app has been launched to give swimmers up-to-date access to timetables and other useful information about County Durham’s swimming pools and leisure centres.

With the Thrive Active swimming app, which launched on 12th November, swimmers can book classes, view special offers and see all the latest pool news at the tap of a button.

App users can also view membership options and join the Learn to Swim waiting list. In addition, they can be instantly informed about any service disruptions.

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The app can be used to check opening hours, classes and other information

To celebrate the launch of the Thrive Active app, Durham County Council is holding a competition. The prize will be either a free family pool party at Spennymoor Leisure Centre or a year’s swim membership at any of the council’s pools or leisure centres.

More information about the competition, along with details on how to enter, can be found on the app’s newsfeed.

The app, which has been developed as part of the council’s Swim Local Pilot, is funded by Sport England.

Kaye Stephenson, principal aquatics manager, said, “Swimming is the easiest way to enjoy a low-impact, full-body workout and the new app makes it really simple to find details of sessions at all our leisure centres.”

“What’s great is that people can use the app to suit them so not only can they get information on the go, but they can also choose what they see and how.”

“Whether they’re just interested in their favourite pool, want to search for a specific type of class or session, or simply browse through all our swimming services to see what we offer, they can do it with the app.”

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Manager Shaun McGuinness demonstrates the app at Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre, Durham City

The Thrive Active app can be downloaded for free from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

The app includes information about Consett Leisure Centre, the Luisa Centre (Stanley), Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre (Durham), Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre, Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Teesdale Leisure Centre (Barnard Castle), and Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre (Bishop Auckland).

To find out more about the app, please go to www.durham.gov.uk/thriveactive.

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