Active Northumberland are the latest leisure organisation to introduce SWIMTAG after we completed an installation at Wentworth Leisure Centre in the picturesque town of Hexam in early November.
SWIMTAG came in shortly after their reception area was completely refurbished and dozens of users have already given SWIMTAG a try at the busy site.
Mark Seymour, the Head of Swimming for Active Northumberland said "We're really pleased with SWIMTAG so far. We're only just beginning to promote it and we've already got plans for our first featured challenge in February when we'll be challenging our swimmers to "Escape from Alcatraz". That combined with the January rush should see numbers soaring. What we're particularly pleased to see is the wide range of people who use SWIMTAG. It's not just triathletes who enjoy using it, we've got one chap called Ian who comes in regularly. He suffers from MS, but he doesn't let it stop him from exercising. He's already signed up to the Isle of Wight swim, the Swimmer's Mile competition and he's completed 15 swims with SWIMTAG since it was installed only 3 weeks ago, logging 10.5 hours in the water already. As a leisure provider, the value of having access to all this data is immeasurable."