The activeNewham Swim School regularly holds intensive swimming courses during the school holidays.
These 5-day courses are led by our qualified coaches and are aimed at giving you new swimming skills to build your confidence in the water.
The courses are available to all swimmers aged 3.5 years and over, including adults and are available at four leisure centres in Newham. The upcoming February Half Term is a great opportunity to develop swimming skills and build confidence in the water. Families can learn to swim together during a 5-day course and will be in the safe hands of our qualified and passionate coaches. Courses are being held at Atherton, East Ham and Newham Leisure Centre. Please contact our Call Centre on 0300 124 0123 to book your space!
Newham Leisure Centre are also running Boxing and Football courses across the half term.
Boxing - A 5 day course for juniors to learn disciplines and techniques of one of the fastest growing sports of the moment.
Learn: Basic boxing skills, Pad focus, Skills and drills, Boxing terms and disciplines, how wrap wraps for gloves and much more! Certificates of participation to be given to all attended throughout the week. 6- 14 years. £30 for the week.
Football - Participants will play football, learn new skills and drills at our half term holiday courses. During the course, we create an environment where kids feel safe and have the opportunity to improve and learn new football skills, plus develop important social skills as well as increasing fitness and most of all have an amazing footballing experience. We will have three ages groups: 5 -7 years, 8 - 11 years and 12 - 14 years. Prices from £25- £35.
Atherton Leisure Centre recently turned two years old and to celebrate, they had their most recent relaunch to promote two brand-new Les Mills classes: Barre & Body Attack 100! We waived the joining fee for the weekend and saw 14 new members sign up at our launch.
The re-launch took place on Saturday 14
April and was a huge success, bringing the Atherton community together! Overall, we had 266 people classes on the day, with 30 of these trying out ‘Barre’ and a total of 59 people attending our two Attack 100 classes.
On the day, prizes were given out at the end of some of our classes with goodie bags given out to the lucky winners drawn at random. Don’t worry if you missed out, you can catch our new Les Mills classes alongside a huge variety of other group exercise classes we have on offer at Atherton.
to see our full timetable and find out more info!
Our next relaunch date is Saturday 14
July. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest classes and offers nearer the time!
…That’s not all that has happened at Atherton in the past week. You, our customers have spoken and we have listened. Following your feedback we recently ordered and installed new Life Fitness equipment on the gym floor at Atherton including seven new treadmills, hammer strength fly machine and a signature series leg raise.
Ladies, this means that you now have access to cardio machines during the Women Only Sessions! A change around in the setup of the gym floor also means there’s a more balanced measure of equipment for everyone, regardless of the session
On Sunday (22
) 21 young people from Newham represented their borough in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon. There were three age groups taking part, U13, U15, U17 and they all ran the last three miles of the iconic London Marathon route on what was one of the hottest Marathon day on records. They competed against young people from all over the country and despite the heat all the young people came through the finish line and had an amazing day and experience.
U13 Male, red (photo left to right) – Rezwanur Rahman, Yasir Islam, Ethan Jusef Tassin, Jason Kamau and Ahmed Ishak Chilla
U13 Female, light blue - Helena May Traylen, Faisolat Akanji, Safiyyah Saiyed, Evie Dooley, Esme Jones and Dina Benidir
U15 Male, royal blue - Adam Matloub, Henry Houghton, Camron Pereira-Lindley, Louis Mathias and Pierce Symister
U15 Female, yellow – sofia Sheldon, Iman Shaikh, Daphne Macalintal and Kaejah Brill-Young
U17’s – Nathan McNamara and Ruta
Sign up and take part in Swimathon 2018 at activeNewham!
Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swim, has been encouraging swimmers the length and breadth of the UK to swim a distance challenge since the very first event 31 years ago. Since then, Swimathon's mission of uniting swimmers around challenges and fundraising has prompted more than half a million swimmers to take part at their local pool and raised more than £48 million for charitable causes.
A challenge for everyone. A swim for all! Swimathon is back and will take place at Atherton Leisure Centre on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April 2018, 16:30 - 19:30.
400m = 16 lengths (Individual only)
1.5k = 60 lengths (individual and team)
2.5k = 100 lengths (individual only)
5k = 200 lengths (individual and team)
To book, go to
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in some fantastic activities this Spring and Summer. Get ahead, Get HeadStart!
Sessions are completely free of charge and are delivered by trained and qualified coaches who specialise in each activity. An incentives scheme is also in place to encourage you to attend all the sessions with prizes for 100% attendance including Bags, Water Bottles, Medals and many more.
to see the full schedule!
It’s time for some girl power! Kickstart your weekend and join us on Friday nights between 7.00pm – 9.30pm! For more information please speak to a member of staff for further details.
activeNewham provides a programme of female only sport and physical activity sessions to provide women of all ages, opportunities to improve their fitness and make new friends in a safe, fun environment.
for more details.
The University of East London SportDock are running FREE Ladies Cricket taster sessions. Run by a female coach who will provide a session for all abilities!
Wear any comfortable clothing and trainers and bring a drink. Come along and learn something fun, meet new people and improve your health and fitness!
You can either simply turn up or register via email:
Tuesdays: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Us Girls is the fantastic female only programme for women aged between 14 - 25 years of age.
Our female instructors will ensure you have lots of fun, get fit and make new friends with our brilliant range of activities.
For more information call the Customer Service Centre on 0300 124 0123.
Children of all ages and their families and carers are invited to join the free Urban Wilds Explorers Club! sessions at East Ham Nature Reserve.
Have fun exploring the reserve and getting to know the wildlife that lives there.
You'll be able to build dens, make crafts, and play in the beautiful surroundings.
There will be the chance to learn about the different seasons, and the animals and plants that call the nature reserve their home.
Sessions take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 12.00pm - 2.30pm.
See what's going on this spring school break by visiting our school holidays page
East Ham Nature Reserve, Norman Road, London E6 6HN
here or call the Customer Service Centre on 0300 124 0123.
Every Sunday Newham residents can enjoy a free fun run for people of all ages.
The weekly run takes place at New Beckton Park every Sunday at 9.30am and involves a timed 2k and 5k run. The event is free and families are welcomed including children and buggies. The run is part of a network of free, weekly, friendly running events delivered by fantastic local organisers and volunteers.
For more information please email:
Every Sunday 9.30 AM