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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Take advantage of Visit Swansea Bays range of free publications, for helping you plan your trip to Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower

Download Guides & Maps

Take advantage of Visit Swansea Bays range of free publications, for helping you plan your trip to Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower

image depicting 2011 Swansea Bay Holiday Guide
2011 Swansea Bay Holiday Guide
Each year, we publish a range of guides, maps and other information, all of which are free of charge.
To download these resources, select from the list below. Alternatively, you can order hard copies of selected guides through our guide ordering page.
Note: Swansea TIC  also has a range of publications for sale, including maps, walking guides, tide timetables and more.  You can buy these by visiting the Centre, or by mail order through our Publications for sale page.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August Bank Holiday weekend fun it's the Jimmy Cracker Sevens in Mumbles Village

The best day out in Mumbles is fast approaching come and support our sevens team@ the Jimmy Crackers

Surfgsd cracker sevens
Above Dai Littlehales brother of our team manager James sporting our new kit for the forthcoming 'Jimmy Cracker Sevens' organised by Mumbles RFC and held at Underhill Park, Mumbles.
We rec'd heaps of complaints about the kit we had last year, our surf school rash vests which to be honest looked pretty awful on some of us! Anyway, let's hope this kit gives us an edge this year. (Pic below of our kit from last year!)
The first game kicks off at 11 a.m and games run all day, currently the weather is looking good. After the match the team will be dressing in an Hawaiian theme and heading out for a celebration of the end of summer season.
Anyway, come and support us, if you want any info on surfing please feel free to come and talk to us and if you know any thing about rugby, advice is very welcome!
See you on the touchline this coming August Bank Holiday weekend.
Live Surf and play Rugby....
p.s a big thank you to James Littlehales and Dan for sorting out the kit from us all
Team gsd cracker sevens 

Beach muscles? Well if you want them the LC in Swansea has just added a free weight area

New Free Weight Area Set To Open Next Week!

17 Aug 2011
The work on the old spin studio has been completed ahead of schedule. The space has been opened up making the top floor of the gym much bigger. The team are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new free weight equipment next. There will be more weights and more benches in order to accommodate more members who enjoy using free weights to train! Watch this space for pictures of the finished area with all the new equipment!

Wigan football fans will be getting a warm welcome for Swansea's historic first home game

Swansea is looking forward to showing visiting fans everything the area has to offer

image depicting View of Mumbles from Oystermouth Castle
View of Mumbles from Oystermouth Castle
Thousands of fans heading for Wigan's first away game of the season can be assured of the warmth of a Welsh welcome in Swansea on Saturday.
Fans making the trip south will be participants in a little bit of history because they'll be witnesses to the first ever Premier League game played at Swansea's Liberty Stadium.
The 20,500 capacity stadium is six years old and the Wigan support are being given the freedom of the newly-named Croeso Stand -  'Croeso' meaning 'Welcome' in the Welsh language.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is no stranger to Swansea, but the thousands of fans who will be following him and the team are being offered a helping hand with ideas on where to park their vehicles ahead of the match, what to do and where else to visit in Swansea.
Chris Holley, the Leader of Swansea Council, said: "There is huge excitement right across the city of Swansea about our first home game in the Premier League.
image depicting Three Cliffs Bay, south Gower
Three Cliffs Bay, south Gower
"And while there will be rivalry on the pitch, Wigan fans can be assured that everyone here is pulling out all the stops to make sure their visit is as special to them as the day will be to us.
"Swansea, Wales' Waterfront City, boasts some excellenthotels, great shopping and probably the best beaches and most picturesque countryside in Britain. We're inviting Wigan fans to stay on after the game or even return with their families another time."
Tony McGetrick, chair of Tourism Swansea Bay, a local tourism businesses organisation added:
"Local tourism businesses are really looking forward to showing visiting fans the sights of Swansea and our wonderful coastline. Whatever the result on the pitch this weekend, there will always be a warm welcome from us."
The Liberty Stadium is situated to the north of the bustling city centre, which is within easy reach via public transport outside the ground.
image depicting Eating out in Swansea
Eating out in Swansea
To the west is Gower, Britain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting secluded sandy beaches, wonderful surfing and greatwalking country.
Fans making their own way south by car should use the specially-organised Park and Ride site just off Junction 46 of the M4. It will be clearly sign-posted. From there it's a short bus ride from the stadium. It costs just £6 for a car and its passengers.
Supporters arriving by train will have the chance to make their way to the stadium door-to-door via public transport from bus stops right next to Swansea railway station.
They'll also be close to the city centre which boasts some great shops, pubs and restaurants for after-the-game entertainment.
Before you travel check out our Fans Corner for all the information you need on how to get to Swansea and what to do when you get here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Moving to Swansea this September as a student then you must learn to surf at Caswell Bay, Swansea

Student surfing course deals for Caswell bay surf centre here in Swansea, South West Wales

Caswell bay surfing centre near swansea and open all year round
Book on our discounted student surfing lessons and this will help you not only learn to ride waves but also help push you to the next step and our surf coaches will help aid you in selecting surfing equipment that will suit your level of surfing.
All our student surfers get a very good discount on any surfing hardwear on our online surf shop. All you need to do is prove that you are a full time student, simple!
The student surfing lessons are available From September: on weds from 14.00, Saturday 14.00 and Sundays 11 a.m and 14.00 all are held at Caswell Bay, Swansea you can book direct here > Student Surfing Courses
Caswell beach surfing school
SurfGSD – the British surf company welcomes you to our online surf shop selling surfing gift voucherslearn to surf lessonsstag and hen surfing weekends and surfing holiday packagesincluding cool camping or city hotel breaks. Parents can pay online for our famous Junior Surfing Lessons held at Caswell Bay, Swansea.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The season is nearly here and Football fever for Swansea City Centre as big kick-off looms

Football fever for Swansea City Centre as big kick-off looms

Thursday 11th August will mark the build-up to the new Premier League season

image depicting Meet Cyril the Swan
Meet Cyril the Swan
On that day, Swansea City heroes and club mascot Cyril the Swan will be on hand along Swansea's Oxford Street between Top Shop and McDonald's to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans.
The event marks four days until the Swans make their Premier League bow against Manchester City and will also feature a football speed radar game, a rodeo football and street football skill demonstrations.
Play Football Swansea will also be on hand with penalty shooting competitions and Sky TV will be there to promote their coverage of the Premier League.
A children's ride will be available for little ones and water based zorbing has been arranged for the more adventurous.
The event will last from 11am to 5pm but Swans players will be there from approximately 2.30pm.
image depicting Show your support for the Swans!
Show your support for the Swans!
Swansea Council in conjunction with Swansea City Football Club and Swansea BID (Business Improvement District) are behind the fun.
Footage from the Swans victory parade earlier this summer will be shown on the Big Screen and the Wave will be supporting the event with an outdoor broadcast from 1pm to 5pm.
Also, thanks to Swansea Indoor Market there will be an opportunity on the day to win a Swans away shirt and ball signed by all the players.
Black and white Swans-themed bunting will also be put up in the area.
Cllr Chris Holley, Swansea Council Leader, said: "Excitement is reaching fever pitch in Swansea at the moment as the city counts down the days and hours until the match against Manchester City.
"This event will help celebrate everything the Swans have achieved and will benefit city centre traders because of the footfall it will attract."
Russell Greenslade, Swansea BID Chief Executive, said: "'This event is great for the city centre and its businesses who are keen to support the Swans at these exciting times as they enter into the Premiership.
"We'd urge people to take advantage of the free one-hour car parking in all City Centre NCP's and the £1 for four hours deal in High Street car park on the day."
Are you coming to Swansea for a football game? Visit our Fans Corner!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

LC Swansea have the set4sport roadshow coming to town

The Set4Sport roadshow is coming the the LC!

19 Aug 2011 (11:00) - 19 Aug 2011 (15:00)
set 4 sport 3Judy Murray is bringing the Set4Sport roadshow to The LC Swansea on Friday 19th August 2011. Set4Sport showcases fun and accessible ways for parents to play with their children that develop the skills required for playing sport.
Supported by RBS, the Set4Sport programme centres around a book of activities, ball skills and exercises based on games Judy played with her sons Andy and Jamie when they were growing up. The programme shows parents ways they can help their children acquire basic physical skills in a fun environment. The games can easily be recreated at home using basic equipment such as soft balls and everyday items you’ll have around the home.
set 4 sport 2Judy and her team of coaches will be visiting the The LC on Friday 19th August 2011 from 11am until 3pm with a selection of games from the book that both parents and children can take part in. What’s more, a limited number of Set4Sport books will be available for parents to take home on the day.
The event is free and both parents and children can take part. For further information on the Set4Sport, visit www.Set4Sport.com.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Whats on in Swansea this weekend? How about The Cwmtawe Sevens Rugby Tournament

Cwmtawe Sevens Rugby Tournament

Sat 6th August 2011, Parc Ynysderw, Pontardawe

image depicting Cwmtawe Sevens Rugby Tournament
Cwmtawe Sevens Rugby Tournament
A festival of top class rugby!
plus Richard Edwards Amusements:
  • Children's Rides
  • Slides
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Fun House
  • Miami Ride
  • Sumo Wrestling
  • Trampolines
  • Bucking Bronco
Date & Times
06th August 2011
Kick-off 11:30am
Adults :£6.00
Children / OAP's: £2.00
Family (Two Adults & Four Children): £10.00

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Outdoor Theatre-Twelfth Night at Oystermouth Castle, Mumbles

Outdoor Theatre - Twelfth Night

3rd and 4th August 2011, Oystermouth Castle, Mumbles

image depicting Outdoor Theatre at Oystermouth Castle
Outdoor Theatre at Oystermouth Castle
Come and see this family production and enjoy stunning views over Swansea Bay. Don't forget to bring a picnic and appropriate clothing.
Deckchairs are available for £2, £1 of which is refunded when you return it, or bring your own chair.  In case of very bad weather, the performance will be held at the Brangwyn Hall.
Dates & Times
03 - 04 August 2011
Gates open at 6.30pm, performance starts at 7.30pm
£9 standard in advance
£10.50 on the night
(Concessions available)

Tickets available from Swansea Tourist Information Centre 01792 468321
Theatre, Family
Venue Details / Address
Oystermouth Castle, Mumbles, Swansea

Try out the new Spin Studio at the LC in Swansea

The new Spin Studio at the LC is nearly ready. Work had progressed really quickly and we are just awaiting the arrival of the new technogym spin bikes next week!
If you have never tried a spin class before now is your chance! From the 4th August we will be running 15 minute taster classes so you can see what it is really like. 
Spin is a fantastic class for improving cardio vascular fitness and great for increasing stamina. It burns a good few calories too! 
Our fantastic gym team will guide you through the session which you can tailor to your level of fitness. spin circle
But don’t take our word for it! Try it for yourself with our taster sessions:
Thursday 4th August: 9am / 5pm / 6.45pm
Friday 5th August: 9am / 5pm / 7pm
Monday 8th August: 9am / 6pm / 7pm
Tuesday 9th August: 9am / 5pm
Wednesday 10th August: 9am/ 5.30pm / 7.30pm
Thursday 11th August: 9am/ 5pm/ 6.45pm
Click here to book your taster session now!