Friends of Troutbeck Bridge

The Troutbeck Bridge Swimming Pool needs your support.
LIFE at Troutbeck Bridge have embarked on an ambitious fundraising programme for next year, being initially supported by their major stakeholder, South Lakeland District Council, who have pledged £12000 towards next years operational costs of the LIFE Centre.

Fundraising during 2011.  “Friends of Troutbeck”

LIFE which stands for Lakeland Initiative for Fitness and Excellence are a “non for profit” Charitable Leisure Trust and operate the Troutbeck Bridge Swimming Pool ( seen above ) this teaches 750 local children to swim every week, through the schools swimming programme and the Amateur Swimming Association Swim Club programme which takes place every afternoon between 4.00pm and 5.30pm  Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.

As a Charity organisation LIFE have to raise £50,000 every year to keep the pool open to cover it’s operating costs. In previous years SLDC have been the main sponsor providing this generous support, but due to the national economic cut backs less money is available for funding this year.

Rising to the challenge LIFE have launched a building fund seeking to raise £500,000
to modernise the facilities at Troutbeck Bridge. A new 50 station gym will be built at first floor level with a Vibro Studio and additional dry side locker rooms. The ground floor swimming pool changing rooms will be modernised and the Club Lounge and Reception Area will also be fully refurbished.

LIFE plan to build this new extension over the summer months to Open Autumn 2011.

The increase in revenue generated by these new facilities will provide an additional £50,000 per annum income and will sustain the LIFE Centre going forward and protect the future of this valuable community facility.

A new state of the art gym is to be built at first floor level, which will include new                  CV equipment , resistance equipment, freeweights and a stretch area. There will                 be an independant Vibro Studio including three vibro plates as seen below :

                         A Vibro Plate offers a full body workout in just 20 minutes.

We are seeking support from local organisations to carry us over the next 12 months on our ambitious rebuilding programme. We need your generous support in order to survive and grow for the future.

If you can help in any way then please contact David Howell the Managing Director of LIFE who will be pleased to discuss the project with you, you can contact David direct on 01539 443243 or e mail

Below are the architects visuals of how the LIFE Centre could look in the future with your support. All contributions will be gratefully received however large or small and will be used to boost the Charity funds of the “Friends of Troutbeck” to preserve the future tradition of swimming at Troutbeck Bridge.


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Life leisure centre in Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria
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