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    Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club
    Learn to swim 3 week course at Oasis Leisure Centre
    Following a refurbishment, Oasis Leisure Centre in Central London are currently running new swimming courses for all abilities and ages. The next learn to swim course runs for 3 weeks:
    On Thursdays, 8th, 15th and 22nd November.
    Whether you want to learn to swim or pick up some tips on technique in the Stroke Clinic, come along for a free assessment on Thursday 1st November and book onto a 3 week course.
    Children's assessments: 4.40 - 5.30pm
    Adults' assessments: 5.50 - 7.00pm
    Beat the queues! Call the club to book a slot: 0207 974 5440
    Alternatively turn up on the day and we'll fit you in.
    The 3 week course will take place as below.
    4.30-5.30pm Lessons for Children aged 4 years and over, all levels:
    Wellness member �14.10
    Concession member �11
    10 Non member �14.70
    5.30-7.00pm Lessons for Adults aged 16 years and over, all levels and stroke clinic:
    Wellness member �19.20
    Concession member �14.10
    Non member �22.05
    (Drop in prices also available for stroke clinic)
    Get active!
    Get healthy!
    Learn to Swim!
    Half Term Intensive:
    During the half term Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club will be running a 5 day intensive course at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre on Adelaide Road.
    The classes are aimed at all swimming levels and are designed both to get non-swimmers swimming, as well as developing the skills of those that already can. This will cover 4 - 15 year olds at stages 1 - 7.
    Classes run at 9:00, 9:30, 10:00 and 10:30am. The price listed here (�35.75) is the price of a full week; concessionary rates are available and discounts may offered for those booking for less than the week.
    Looking to improve your swimming or just want something fun to do in the half term?
    Don't miss out!
    To look at our courses and for bookings you can visit our website at
    Or call our busy office on 0207 974 5440
    It's never too late to learn to swim!
    Run in a block of 6 weeks these sessions aim to increase your water confidence. Our patient instructor will help you gain confidence to access the pool.
    Your First Class is Free and it's only �15 for the remaining 5 sessions!
    The 6 sessions are held on: 3rd October, 10th October, 17th October, 24th October, 31st October, and 7th November. Wednesdays 3.30pm-4.15pm
    To book: Either Call 020-7974-5440 to book your space in advance, payment by debit/credit card; opening Mon to Fri 8.00am to 3.45pm. Or Pay at the Oasis Sport Centre with Camden Active Health team vouchers, 2 vouchers per session (each session costs �3.00). Books of vouchers are available to purchase at any Camden Library.
    Oasis Sports Centre
    32 Endell Street
    WC2H 9AG
    Marion Scott / Jessica Bender
    0207 974 5440
    Cost: �15

    Pasty Adventures
    September Newsletter
    Wow it's the end of summer already, where did it go?
    Well it's been pretty good really what with the Olympics and plenty of wind, just that it seems like it only just started getting warm and now the nights are drawing in. Oh well at least that means waves are coming and the beaches will be quieter, making for better kitesurfing!
    I am now in Mauritius for Round 2 of the 2012 KSP World Tour. Be sure to tune in live from 7th - 16th September at
    Blake is in charge of the school while I am away, which is a fair bit over the next 2 months competing on the KSP and the IKA Race Worlds. However you are in safe hands and we have been receiving excellent feedback from all of Blake's students over the summer.
    With the beaches emptying, warm water and more constant wind, autumn in Cornwall is a great place to learn to kitesurf and you can be sure of a great service with West Cornwall's only BKSA recognised school Pasty Adventures.
    Recommend a friend this autumn and they will receive a 10% discount, quote: sept news.
    Pasty Cup 2012
    The 2012 Pasty Cup was held on Saturday 26th September in Mounts Bay with racing being run by Penzance Sailing Club. The 10 course racers were greeted to strong winds between 23 & 31 knts. But this didn't stop 15 year old Olly Bridge who continued his dominance on the UK race circuit with 5 wins out of the 6 races. Callum Edge pipped Steph Bridge into second by winning the last race. Full report and pics on the website at
    Clinics 2012
    Spaces are filling fast for our autumn wave clinics. If you want to join please email asap.
    Gwithian - Sat 29th September & Sat 10th November - Wave riding �60pp max 6 people.
    We will cover everything to do with riding waves on a kite. You should be comfortable riding a surfboard and keen to get into better waves.
    Westward Ho! - Sat 13th October - Advanced Wave riding �35pp max 12 people.
    This clinic is just before the BKSA Wavemasters. Learn from BKSA Coach & 2011 World No. 10, Lee Harvey and Canadian KSP World Tour rider, Mark Moore. We will be looking at more advanced stuff including kit choice and competition riding, as well as strapless manoeuvres and riding new spots.
    More details on the website
    Holidays 2013
    For this winter we have some exciting coaching holidays lined up.
    Cape Town Wave Surfari - 5 days wave coaching and guiding in the Cape of Good Fun.
    Join Lee for coaching and guiding in this amazing kite and wave playground. Due to the varied accommodation available, this is a coaching only package- �250pp limited to 6 per week with 2 seperate weeks.
    We are also lining up some exciting holidays again with Sportif - Zanzibar in February and Boa Vista in March.
    More details on the website
    We are pleased to announce that we now have 2 of the Headzone Coaching helmets for use on our clinics and holidays so that we can give the best personal coaching available.
    North 2013 Kit
    I have been riding the new 2013 Rebels and surfboards for a month now and boy they are good. The construction has gone up a notch this year and for sure the kites are the best made on the market. The news bars are also really good and definitely worth an upgrade. The North surfboards I can really recommend are the new Pro model for waves up to double overhead and the new Xsurf for small waves and strapless trickery. The Wam is also really nice and a great 1 board solution. The 2013 kit may be a bit pricey but the quality is worth it and remember clients of Pasty Adventures receive a special discount at make sure you mention LeePasty when ordering. There are also a few closeout deals on 2012 Rebels & Vegas. The new Evo, Neo, Dyno and Fuse are due for release between December and Feb.
    Tara swimming the Dart 10k - Saturday 22nd September
    We are pleased to be sponsoring Tara Acton on her swimming marathon, in aid of Wild Fox Playground. Tara is setting up a Just Giving page which will be up on our Facebook as soon as its Live. Some problems due to it being for a charity but should be up soon. We wish her the best of luck and if you can donate anything please do so!
    Here's what Tara has to say about it-
    "I am swimming the distance of an Olympic competition no less, not quite sure how this happened! But, I am proud to be raising money for Wild Fox inclusive playground in a social housing estate in Paignton. The area in which the playground is located has the highest unemployment, teenage pregnancies and school dropout rates. This playground provides an opportunity to break any cycles young people may get stuck in, and offer a place for both children with disability and normal bodies children to play together in harmony. It currently houses one of the only inclusive treehouses in the country, but the rest of the playground is as yet inaccessible for wheel chair users. If I raise �700 we can remedy this. So far I have �150, and with your help we can achieve this. During training I have gone through all the emotions possible, and had very achey arms for weeks now. I have never attempted such a massive physical challenge before and I sometimes see why; it is very blinking hard! Just to clarify that 10 km is a measly 6.2 miles; this is 400 lengths of a 25 meter pool, its only 4 miles to the Isle of Wight so I could cross the Solent one and a half times! No mean feat. But I am going to do it. This path will contribute to the long term plan of the community becoming empowered to run the playground for themselves, the local people organising the activities for their local children. The benefits for this area are endless."
    Stay tuned to the Pasty Adventures Facebook page for updates.
    Thanks for reading everyone.
    Please like my Lee Harvey Facebook Athlete Page to stay up to date with my adventures on tour as well as the Pasty Adventures Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all the goings on and latest pics.
    Happy riding and stay safe.
    Lee 'Pasty' Harvey

    Mayberry Kayaking
    October Newsletter
    September's News!
    Sorry we're late this month, I know that many of you look forward to our monthly ramblings! This month has been another busy one for us with trips to Scotland, expeds with teenagers for their Gold DofE awards as well as our usual courses.
    We have also started receiving bookings for our winter program. Remember these are hugely discounted and at �40 per day, per person they represent great value for money. All courses are tailored to the level of those on the course and we believe there is something there for everyone. Be sure to check them out and get in touch with us soon.
    Happy paddling!
    Mike and Shelley
    Winter Program �40 per day
    November 10/11, 2012 - WW South Wales/ Cardiff Centre
    November 24/25, 2012 - WW North Wales
    December 1/2, 2012 - Pembrokeshire White water
    December 8/9, 2012 - WW South Wales/ Cardiff
    December 15/16, 2012 - Incident Management and Rockhopping
    January 5/6, 2013 - WW Cardif Centre/ South Wales
    January 12/13, 2013 - Surfing and Rockhopping
    January 19/20, 2013 - WW Lake District
    January 26/27, 2013 - Sea Kayaking
    February 2/3, 2013 - WW Cardiff Centre/South Wales
    February 9/10, 2013 - Rock Hopping and Incident Management
    February 16/17, 2013 - WW Dartmoor
    February 23/24, 2013 - Sea Kayaking
    March 2/3, 2013 - WW Cardiff Centre/ South Wales
    Call us on 01348 874699 to reserve your place on any of the above.
    T-Shirts �10 Each
    These are good quality fabric Fruit of the Loom t-shirts with the Mayberry Kayaking logo sown in. Men and Ladies cut in small, medium or large. Fancy a different colour? We can get almost any colour you can think of! Call 01348 874699 and we'll get one to you!
    Progressive Course
    This month saw Nigel and Robert return to build on their skills towards three star level and we welcomed Bill and Pippa who were looking to transfer skills they've learned in GP boats into a sea kayak. All have great fun in the gentle swell, learning to how cope with winds and waves! Check out the photos on our facebook page.
    Basic Sea Kayaking
    This months beginners course saw us welcoming Helen and Kevin to Pembrokeshire. Having had two cancellations from others they both learned all the basic skills to move a sea kayak around and completed their first trip along our stunning coastline. As always photos are on our facebook page.
    NBCP Two Star
    Welcoming an old friend, TJ Date meant the club had a great day spent in open canoes on the river Tiefi transfering kayak skills into canoes, the guys learned how to move the canoe around with only one blade and saw the benefit this will have on their kayaking. Check out the photos and be sure to look out for the next date in canoes!
    DofE Exped
    The beginning of the month saw Mike heading of on exped again, this time with a group on their Gold DofE award. Although the distance covered was far less than they planned it was nice to sleep under the stars once again.
    A wet and windy weekend was spent in Scotland working alongside Tony Hammock with a great group from Tower Hamlets Canoe Club. Great scenary and wonderful company meant that the weather didn't matter and Mike got a chance to play on the famous Falls of Lora (it's not as good as our Bitches but don't tell them that!).

    Carrowmena Activity Centre & Hostel
    Halloween Howler & Maize Maze @ Carrowmena...
    Halloween Howler.......
    Half Term - 1/2 Price 'Glamping'
    27 Oct - 4 Nov �27.50 per cocoon per night, sleeps up to 6 persons
    Perfect way to entertain the kids over 'Halloween' along with our action packed 'Halloween Events'
    BOOK NOW as this offer will not hang around for long.......
    I hope to see you all for a spot of 'Ghostly Glamping' this Halloween...
    It's nearly that time of the year again so get your fancy dress costume out of the wardrobe and get it on for 'Halloween' is just around the corner......
    PUT 'Wed 31 Oct HALLOWEEN MAIZE MAZE' in your diary....... its the last of the season so lets make it a big 1 !!!!
    2pm - 5pm - Families
    7pm - 9pm - 12 Years +
    Ghostly Goings On's: trick or treat, quizes, halloween competition, camp fire, music, ducking for apples and much more.......
    .........but best of all there will be unexpected 'things' in the MAIZE......
    �3pp (�4pp if not in fancy dress)
    NO NEED TO PRE BOOK.........
    'Halloween Howler 2 for 1' offer on all activities......
    Gather up a few friends, family members or just yourself and get down to Carrowmena for a 'Halloween' to remember.......
    Session 1 - Climbing Wall, Zip Line & Archery - �20pp - (2 for 1 - �10pp)
    10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm
    Session 2 - Kayaking - �20pp (2 for 1 - �10pp)
    2pm - 5pm
    2 x sessions - �30pp (2 for 1 - �15pp)
    Limited availability so BOOK NOW FREE cho bar for anyone in fancy dress
    Outdoors In October
    2 for 1 offer on outdoor activities in Limavady Borough
    This offer is not to be missed so....... BOOK NOW
    Newsletter Summer 2012 - 17/08/2012
    Yes it's that time of the year again...
    'Maize Maze' & 'Night Maize Maze'
    Our 'Maize Maze' testers for 2012 season...
    Opening Fri 17 Aug 2012...
    Summer Time Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
    'Night Maize Maze' every Tue & Fri Night from 9pm (Aug - Oct) starting Fri 17 Aug...
    Groups of 20+ persons can book for any night of the week
    Price - �3pp
    Families - �10 (up to 5)
    No age limits, if you can walk then you're fit for the Maize Maze.
    New Loyalty Card for 'Master Maizer' Day or Night...
    Don't forget...
    'Halloween Haunted Maize Maze'........ Wed 31st October 2012 (details to follow)
    Thanks for reading our Newsletter
    Charlotte & the Team @ Carrowmena Activity Centre & Hostel
    Find us on 'Facebook' or Follow us on 'Twitter' or watch us on 'U Tube'
    T: 028 7776 3431, M: 077 4609 5680

    Errant Surf Holidays
    Keep Summer Alive - Come Surfing in Portugal
    Well that's the kids back at school, phew! Time to pack up the surfboards and keep summer alive.
    A short two hour flight from London and you could be surfing with us in South Portugal in 28c sunshine. The surf season kicks in now and runs right till November!
    The Surf Villa located along the south coast of Portugal has been racking up some good reviews this summer.
    "I stayed in final week of July 12 along with my teenage daughter (a surf beginner). As a none surfer myself I might have felt a bit isolated. Far from it. The atmosphere that is created by Marina, Nathan and Silvio in this immaculate villa 2 ensures that everyone feels part of the group."
    "This place is one of the best I have stayed in europe. The staff there were helpful, fun and included us in everything they did. We had a few nights out with them and the other guests and they took us to great bars, got us some free drinks and really let us enjoy ourselves. Every night they cooked a dinner that was your choice if you wanted it or not for a bit of money but it is well worth it. The BBQ they cooked us was amazing and I could have spent the next month there."
    We offer surf school holidays or just surf guide for those of you who surf already and accommodation only rates. You can stay one night or one month!
    Get in touch?
    We're focussed to provide the best offers we can find for you from around the world, giving a superb level of coaching and great travel arrangements. If there's something you want to see or experience and we don't currently offer it, gladly get in touch!

    Surf's Up! Polzeath
    Now, where were we, oh yes surf school, surf lessons that's right!! We do them. We've been doing them for ages, since 1995 and I reckon we're pretty good at them. We run lessons everyday at 10am and 2pm on Polzeath Beach, which is awesome for all abilities. It's got surf, sand, shops and everyfink. �26 for a two hour session including all the gear ie boards and wetsuits. Booking recommended 07760 126225. Oh and the Beach House, is still available for the October half term. Sleeps ten right on the beach.

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