Atlantis is a charity run for the community by the community. Let us know how you think we are doing! Atlantis Community Leisure is run as a social enterprise and is a registered charity. This means that any profits made, are re-invested into the business to make continuing improvements in the centre and to put staff through training.
25m swimming pool with flume and trainer pool,
3 storey soft play
6 court sports hall
5 tennis courts
2 squash courts
40 station Technogym
Dance studio with over 60 classes a week
Climb cube bouldering wall
Wheelchair access and WC
Pool disabled hoist
The story of Atlantis is the story of real community spirit in action. It's a story of a community, which pulled together to raise millions through its own efforts, to give the town of Oban a sports centre it could be proud of.
Behind the massive efforts of fundraising and generosity from the Oban public and the town's businesses, a small group of dedicated individuals devoted themselves to getting the Atlantis Leisure project up and running. These ten directors came together to form the Oban and Lorn Community Enterprise Company Limited. Negotiations with the council were concluded and the company took over the swimming pool on the 1st of October 1992.
Within a year the Atlantis Leisure Fund (ALF) was at a total of £335,000, a significant part of the funding coming from North British Trust hotels as well as local fund raising including the buy a brick campaign. The National Lottery donated over a million pounds to the project to get it off the ground.
The name Atlantis Leisure came from a pupil at Oban High School who won a competition run in primary and secondary schools to come up with a name and a company logo. Seventeen year old Deirdre Anderson came up with the name 'Atlantis Leisure' and in recognition of that she was invited to accept the keys at the official handover from Willie Young, Argyll and Bute's director of leisure at the time.
A year on year programme was devised which in turn contributed to the success of our organisation. The 'vision' was to take the pool as it existed and build a sports hall in the gap site, to extend the children's play area, build a floodlit outdoor pitch and to modernise the remaining facilities.
In 1998 a new six-court sports hall, café, gym and health suit opened its doors. Since then there has been constant improvements not only within the building but also to the numbers of activities provided. Further building upgrades have included an all weather 5-a-side pitch, three level soft play and climb cube as well as pool plant upgrade and a new bio-mass boiler behind the scenes. At present the centre is heavily fund raising for a new play park and an upgrade on outside facilities. Have a look at our timeline to see everything thats been happening over the last twenty years!
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POOL OPENING TIMES THIS WEEK; Just a reminder of the amended public pool opening times this week, as there are no swimming clubs in. Tonight (Tues): Main Pool Open until 8pm Weds: Main Pool as on the Pool Programme, Wee Pool open until 6.30pm Thurs: Main Pool Open until 9pm, Wee Pool until 6pm Fri: Main Pool 8.30pm, Wee Pool 6pm
**Customer Notice** Unfortunately Tuesday morning (13th Feb) Balance @ 11am will be cancelled We apologise for any inconvenience caused
Date for your diary- Come and Try Cricket with Oban Cricket Club.
We have been running an Indoor Football League every Sunday for the past 14 months and even though it's been a short period of time, it has grown and grown and become a successful way to get more people playing Football at the weekends. The third season is due to get underway next weekend, if you are interested, or even if you know someone who might be interested in playing. You can get in touch with the League Chairman Kevin Keen by commenting on the post, or you can email him on email@example.com with any questions you may have. The football league has a facebook page where you can find a lot more information about how to join, or find yourself a team! You can find this in the shared post below!
We got this brilliant video made of our Winter Dance Show 2017. Who can you spot?
***Kirsty’s workout of the week*** BODYBALANCE Improve your flexibility and increase core strength while you reduce stress levels. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm and centered. Happy. Phone 01631 566800 to book your space. Classes Monday 12.00 - 1.00pm 7.35 - 8.35 pm Tuesday 11.00 - 12.00pm Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pm Thursday 11.00 - 12.00pm Friday 6.15 - 7.15pm
Please remember there are no swimming lessons between Monday 12th February and Sunday 18th February. We are delighted to advise you that we have our very own new ‘Oban Swim School’ swimming cap available at reception to purchase for £2.50. Limited private lessons available to small pool swimmers during the February break; email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Personal Training Need some inspiration for your workouts? Need help reaching your goals? Specific sports training? Want to be able to plank as well as Kirsty? Or maybe you’re a complete beginner and need help getting started? Our very own Personal Trainer Kirsty Summers can help. She is level 4 gym qualified, has over 15 years experience in many areas of the fitness industry, and is never without a friendly smile. Book an appointment with her on 01631 566800.
Are your kids up for a challenge and getting muddy? We have our Wee MAD event for 8-16 year olds. The course involves loads of obstacles over a shorter distance than the main MAD event and is taking place between 9-10am before the adults set off. Limited tickets available for Wee MAD now! Only £10 (plus booking fee). https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mad-muddy-atlantis-day-tickets-41077054576
Oban Tennis and Squash Club starting academy lessons back up this Sunday(11th February)😊🎾