Energise roof repair bill to hit £250,000

Energise swimming pool

The Energise sports centre roof needs to be replaced according to Council officials.

There have been problems with leaks for some months. Temporary repairs have proved to be ineffective.

The centre is now being run by GLL on behalf of the Council.

The replacement roofing work will be undertaken later in the year. It is not expected that the centre will close while the work is undertaken.

The new Energise pool was opened in 2009.


What’s on in York: “Swim 400” family challenge at Energise pool

What is the Swim 400 metres Family Challenge?

The aim of Swim 400m Family Challenge is to get families swimming on a regular basis and thus creating a healthy routine for all the family. Children can practise what they have learnt in their swimming lessons, and the parents can try and keep up.

What do we have to do?

Download the Free Just Swim’ app created by the ASA Google Play or the Apple App Store. The app has two simple functions of goal setting and swim logging providing swimmers with the ability to track their progress on number of swims, distance covered, calories burned and time. Swim 400m is a pre-set goal within the app.

Do we have to time our 400m swim?

No, just doing a family activity of swimming 16 lengths is all that we ask. However, if you want to try and improve your timings there is a leader board on poolside, which may entice you a little. For all those that enter, there will be a Family Day Out prize available for one lucky family chosen at random from the board.

When are the sessions?

We are trying to get  to encourage families to come to either Saturday or Sunday 3.30pm-5.30pm to create a bit of Parkrun feel. Or you can come any time to complete your 16 lengths.

How much is it?

The normal pool admissions apply and the Just Swim app is free.

What if I or my child can’t swim a full length?

This challenge is about fun and inclusion, if you or child cant swim in the deep end you can swim widths of the main pool or shallow pool (32 widths).

Can I swim the Swim 400 challenge on my own?

Yes, any time or at the either of the two sessions: Saturday or Sunday 3.30pm-5.30pm

What’s on in York: Playgym at Energise

Something new for pre school children at Energise

PlayGym sessions incorporate simple gymnastics style exercises for toddlers and young children. According to the organisers, “Research has shown that movement and exercise are both beneficial for children and and that having the opportunity to take part in organised sessions which are tailored to the child’s individual age and stage of development, can have positive benefits on their learning and development”

Showcase for local disability sports at Energise on Tuesday

Celebrating Ability is set to welcome disabled sports enthusiasts to a day of exciting sports, activities, games and fun sessions when the seventh festival is held at Energise on Tuesday 1 August.

The event showcases sport and physical activity for disabled people and is a celebration of sport and physical ability for those who have a disability, are deaf or hard of hearing or have a sensory impairment or additional needs.

It is hosted by City of York Council’s YorWellbeing service to encourage more residents into sport and highlight the all year round opportunities available within the city’s strong disability sport sector.

Numerous activities are available for people of all ages and abilities to take part in, including football, cycling, tennis, swimming and powerchair football. The council has partnered with over a dozen local clubs and organisations to deliver these taster sessions. There are a number of new sports this year as well, including Judo and mixed ability rugby. All participants will receive a medal and a certificate for taking part.

Other sports include archery, cricket, climbing and gym inductions. For these sports booking is advised as places are limited and places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

On Tuesday 1 August the event will be held at Energise from 10am to 3pm, with a charge of £3.90 per participant.

To book or for further information, please contact the YorWellbeing team on yorwellbeing@york.gov.uk, call 01904 553377 or visit www.york.gov.uk/celebratingability For more information about inclusive sports opportunities in York visit www.york.gov.uk/disabilitysport.