swimming link to Colmworth
Some of you may already know, that the family that own Colmworth Golf Club also used to own and run MillCott Swimming Club. The swimming club was run for over 40 years in the families garden swimming pool until just recently when it was sold.
Julie started taking lessons in the family pool at an early age of 15 years old and with help from Christine Gleave and Joy Padfield, created a successful swim school that has taught thousands of children to swim over the past 40+ years. It has always been a long term dream to have a 25 meter swimming pool at the golf club and if the truth be know, Julie only ever got involved running the golf club to try to reach that goal.
The planning permission for the pool has been in place for a while now, with part of the building already started. You may have often wondered why the end part of the clubhouse building is showing breeze blocks? Well this is where the planned pool is eventually going to go.
It has been a tough struggle to get the golf club to the stage it is now, with recessions and general business set backs hampering the end goal. The passing of Julie’s husband last year hit a tremendous blow, yet inspite of this set back the golf club has continued to grow and improve and there is still hope of achieving that long term goal – the swimming pool!
This is still very much in the pipeline so in the short term, Julie has decided to go back to doing what she enjoys doing best, “teaching swimming”. With Joy, (who used to run the swimming club), now taking great care to manage the clubhouse, Julie now has more time on her hands. So although still doing the marketing part time for the golf club, she will also be taking the swim school mobile, (a bit like being a fitness trainer but for swimming).
If you happen to own your own swimming pool and are finding the family are simply not using it as much as they used to, contact Julie and see if a few swimming lessons will spark off the enthusiasm again. Not only can she help teach complete beginners of any age, she can help improve strokes and test both ASA and STA badges to help keep up with others attending regular swimming lessons.
If you want to arrange a children’s pool party but don’t want the responsibility of looking after other peoples children, Julie can help organise games and races and ensure the children are all safe in the water while you concentrate on the food and birthday cake.