BUOYANT MOOD The plaque is unveiled by General Manager Gary Littlejohn, Cllr Maria Heslop, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, Alan Nicholl, Chairman of Tonbridge & Malling Leisure Trust (tmactive) and Operations Manager Samantha Watson

TONBRIDGE Swimming Pool has retained its ranking as one of the top performing centres in the country last week, with the unveiling of a Quest Stretch plaque.

The facility, which is operated by tmactive on behalf of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, was rated ‘outstanding’ for a second time by Sport England’s national quality scheme.

It is one of only 16 centres nationally to achieve this award, along with Larkfield Leisure Centre, which is also operated by tmactive.

The advanced award shows that Tonbridge Swimming Pool is delivering the highest standards in all aspects from hygiene and cleanliness to the quality of its programmes and general service.

It underwent a meticulous two-day assessment and an additional mystery visit. Managers were not informed when either the assessor or surprise visitor would be arriving and customers were consulted.

“This is a truly excellent achievement and all credit goes to Gary Littlejohn and his team for all of their hard work in ensuring that Tonbridge Swimming Pool is one of the best performing centres in the country,” said Martin Guyton, Chief Executive of tmactive.

Cllr Maria Heslop, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “Congratulations to all the staff at Tonbridge Swimming Pool for their continuing efforts to ensure that customers can expect the very highest standards every time they visit this much-loved facility.”