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02 May 2012

Zumbathon raises vital cash for charities * Two Cities Boat Race date confirmed * Limited offer from Manchester Aquatics Centre * Focus on improving your posture *

Zumbathon raises vital cash for charities

Thank you to everyone that took part in the Zumbathon Charity workout at the Armitage Centre last Saturday. The event was very well attended and raised a total of £547.00 for Teenage Cancer Trust. To date, Zumbathon has raised more than £3500 for various charities and will continue to raise even more with dates planned for similar events next year. Keep your eyes peeled for more information!

Two Cities Boat Race date confirmed

The much anticipated Two Cities Boat Race will take place on Saturday 19 May from 12.30pm at Salford Quays. The annual varsity event sees boat clubs from The University of Manchester and University of Salford go head to head in a series of races starting from the Salford Water Sports Centre and finishing at the Lowry bridge.

This year the boat race will form part of a bigger celebration to welcome the start of the London 2012 Games Time in the Northwest. ‘Looping the Loop’ is an Olympic inspired cultural journey featuring art, sport, theatrical performances, interactive experiences and community events around the impressive backdrop of MediaCityUK, Lowry and Imperial War Museum, The Quays and Old Trafford football ground.

More information go to:

Limited offer from Manchester Aquatics Centre

Get a 6 month gym and swim membership from the Manchester Aquatics Centre for just £99 with the option to include classes or spa for an extra £26. Offer is available for a limited period only.

For more information, please contact:

  • Aquatics Centre on 0161 275 9450

Focus on improving your posture

A mini series of posture workshops will run in the Wellbeing Room on select Monday’s throughout the third semester. If you think you have bad posture or you suffer from back or neck pain then these one-off one-hour sessions could give you the quick fix you’re looking for!

Each session is just £5 and available to book online at: