Athlone Regional Sports Centre among the best in the country

Athlone Regional Sports Centre was awarded the prestigious White Flag Gold Standard Award at the annual Ireland Active National White Flag Quality Standards Awards last Friday night, November 27.

Athlone RSC is the only facility in the customer base of Westmeath, Roscommon, Longford, Offaly, and East Galway to hold this award, which is the highest standard available to both the leisure and sports industry. The White Flag is based on the three essential areas: safety, hygiene and maintenance, and customer care.

Liam Cunningham, general manager of Athlone RSC, said: “Our customers are central to everything we do here and we are delighted to be recognised for matching the best in facilities to the highest of operational standards. It gives great confidence to our customers.”

The award rounds off an eventful year for the facility which included a major refurbishment.

Today, the centre is a modern, exciting, and energetic facility to rival any of its kind in Ireland. The sports centre welcomes people of all ages and levels of ability. Whether you are experienced in the ins and outs of gym equipment or training programmes, the centre’s dedicated team of expert staff will provide you with all the direction you need for a successful and rewarding experience.

The centre prides itself on the quality of its fitness classes, offering more than 80 a week. Whatever your time schedule allows, be it early morning, lunchtime, evenings, or weekends, there are classes on offer to accommodate you. Classes are free to members including those on the Christmas €69 six week special. The centre also has a 25 metre swimming pool, a sauna, and steam room.

At 25 metres, the pool is the largest in the surrounding area. With qualified lifeguards poolside all the time, parents can have peace of mind when bringing along their children for a dip. The centre’s ‘Swim for Life’ programme offers swimming lessons for children from the age of six months up to 17 years, taking children from the toddler pool up to the point where they can swim 250 metres non-stop.

The adult programme caters for complete beginners to advanced lane swimmers and includes options for those interested in triathlons, water polo, scuba diving, and lifesaving. Athlone Regional Sports Centre loves Christmas and has the perfect gift for your loved one this festive season with a six week gift membership for €69. This membership will only be on sale until Christmas Eve, but once purchased can be started anytime between now and March 31, 2016.

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