Tollcross International Swimming Centre and the Commonwealth Games

Tollcross International Swimming Centre and the Commonwealth Games
2014 promises to be a fantastic year for Glasgow as we get ready to host the Commonwealth Games. Since winning the bid in 2007 there has been a lot of work right across the city in preparation for the visit of some of the world’s finest athletes.  
 
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has already been great news for the city.  There’s been around £200m worth of investment in fitness facilities across the city, and Glasgow has played host to some amazing sporting events. This year, the city has a chance to shine on a global stage like never before.

As a result of a £14 million investment, Tollcross International Swimming Centre now boasts one of the biggest gyms in the city as well as two 50m swimming pools and a brand new community wing. 

Tollcross will be the venue for the swimming events at the Games and, as such, we plan to make some changes to help you continue your healthy lifestyle with Glasgow Sport. The timeline below details the potential closures and then what it means for your activities. 

Venue Area​ Last day open to Customers​ Reopening to Customers​
​Sports Hall (Hall 1 only) ​01/06/14 ​23/08/14
​All other areas ​12/06/14 ​19/08/14

What does this mean for me? 


Glasgow Club Members

It’s really important to us that you can stay active and feel great and when there is a temporary change to things, most Glasgow Club members find they're better off with us because we're more flexible than any other club and better equipped to support you. 

As a Glasgow Club member you’ll find one of our other 19 other gyms across the city is near home or work so you can still fit your workout into your busy day. What’s more, we’re opening two Super Gyms (at Gorbals in January 2014 and at Bellahouston in June 2014) so there will be access to all the kit and expertise you need to have a great workout and leave the gym with a smile. 

If the studio at your favourite Glasgow Club centre is affected, you won't miss out! We’ll be continuing to run an exciting and varied timetable at another venue nearby and launching new classes. The new fitness class timetables will be on site and online at the end of March as usual and this will give you all the details of your favourite classes.

We are planning to move the majority of our fitness classes to a number of venues nearby including:
- Glasgow Club Gorbals
- Glasgow Club Easterhouse
- Glasgow Club Whitehill
- Tollcross Community Centre

Sports Classes

Our children’s coaching programme is very important to us. For our football, swimming and gymnastics programmes the second block of the year, the Spring block, will follow immediately on from the first block and so will finish 31st May. This should give your little athletes plenty of time to get excited about the Games. 

The post summer block will start at Tollcross on the 31st August (commencing 10th August in other non-Games venues).

Regular Lets

If you have a regular let with us; a game of fives; a regular game of badminton; a sports club booking then, as you know, we are making every effort to find you an alternative venue for the period of the Games. More news to follow in the New Year.

For the most up to date information keep checking www.glasgowlife.org.uk/sport

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