Saratoga Hot Tub Installation – South Brent

First hot tub installation of 2015 was a nice access one in Wrangaton, South Brent, Devon.

We like to start the year as we mean to go on and as such we start with one of the largest units that we sell – The Luxury Line Empire.

The Empire draws inspiration from its homeland; New York. From its supersized, no float lounger to the deep Adirondack full therapy seat, everything is catered for, nothing is squeezed in…

Catering for six in supreme luxury, everyone is lavishly massaged by one of the three hydrotherapy pumps and the seven patented therapy systems available;
Imagine the scrolling massaging power of the Roto Stream® sweeping up & down the back as it delves deep into your core to unwind & relax the tightest of muscles. Perhaps you’d benefit from the Passive Impact™ jets in the lounger that don’t blast the back of your legs & tip you underwater – but instead drive a steady ribbon of water along your body to soothe you like no other.

Like all the models in the Luxury line, the Empire boasts the Continuous Purity Circulation™ high flow circulation pump. Filtering at high rates ensures inviting, sparkling water & every-drop of it filtered 95 times a day!

With deep seats, high seats, low seats, wide lounger; The Empire never sleeps, it is always ready, all of the time…

The Saratoga Empire was for Jim Burn and family who have had a hot tub in mind for some time and had a great oversized base and power supply in place ready for the Saratoga Luxury Line Empire.



We used our Spa Dolly to get across the flat lawns and then lowered the Saratoga Luxury Line Hot Tub onto the base to allow us to commission.









Here you see the Laminar Jets and the RelaxStream Waterfall in full action.




A Covermate 3 Hydraulic Lifter was installed as the Hot Tub is one of the larger 8′ units and the Hydraulic lifter can really make opening the cover very simple.


A matching Ash step is installed to allow for easy non slip access to the hot tub.  For easy of maintenance the equipment bay is located to the front of the hot tub for future servicing and drain downs.

Deep End Pools are Plymouth and the South Hams number one choice for Hot Tubs for more details or information please call or visit – Deep End Pools, Unit 1a Stowford Business Park, Ivybridge, PL21 0BE – 01752 698 364





Swimming Pool ‘s and Hot tub ‘s @ Grand Designs Live London Excel 2014


Swimming Pool Design from Deep End Pools London

Swimming Pool Design from Deep End Pools London

Grand Designs Live hosted at the London Excel Centre 2014 is well under way, footfall is expected to be considerably more this year with the growth in the economy and confidence well and truly back within the housing market.

So who is attending Grand Designs Live this year? Well at Deep End Pools we’re very pleased to announce our industry body SPATA (Swimming Pool Allied Trades Association) have a booth at the Grand Designs Show this year, and from this stand we will be actively marketing Wet Leisure products such as Swimming Pool ‘s and Hot tub’s, Two Wet Leisure items that have become synonymous with Indoor and Outdoor Garden design.

Designing and building a Grand Design house comes with years of planning, and design, during the design stage thought must be given to your entire Building plot and how you plan too meander in years to come arround the garden space, and more importantly who with? Whilst Grandchildren or in fact Children may not be on the cards yet… We can assure you at some point they tend to appear and when time passes so fast in modern living, consideration for that R&R Space design feature within the Garden Now will certainly save the upheaval in years to come. It is at this Grand Design stage the Swimming Pool retreat is easiest to install, with contractors on site and the building plot a quagmire you will never look back installing the Swimming Pool at this stage.

What type of Swimming Pool do I require?
There is no doubt the piece de resistance within Swimming Pool the Construction hierarchy is in fact a Tiled Swimming Pool this however comes with price tag’s from £75,000 Deep End Pools have recently been involved in outdoor Swimming Pool design on a single project approaching one Million GBP. That said the average Tiled Swimming pool project with Automated Swimming Pool Cover is likely to cost IRO £100,000.
And when budgets are more considered and time is of the essence a Liner Membrane Swimming Pool is the perfect solution structures can be supplied and installed for an average family Swimming pool for considerably less projects are likely to costs from £35,000 inclusive of VAT.
Of course as with any high end product extras really can catch you out from Swimming pool lighting with an installed costs averaging at £1000 per light installed to Automated Safety Cover systems starting at £5,000. However let’s please remember a decision made during the Grand Pool Design stage is a regret saved for years to come, so push the boat out!

Indoor Swimming Pool

Tight for Space?

If you are limited for space and have considered an endless style pool or counter current unit, these can be great options for one or maybe two people however not the family. Designing an endless pool into a garden space can be difficult if you have a large garden area as they always tend to look a little lost in space.

Hot tub’s a Swimming Pool alternative?
Well yes Deep End Pools have seen in recent years Hottubs have taken a specific increase in demand here so much so all of our Showrooms have become fully equipped with Saratoga Hot tubs. But how much do they cost to buy and Run? Hot tubs are considerably less of a financial burden than a Swimming Pool and a typical installation can be completed in only half a day! Real American Hot tubs from Deep End Pools can start from £4,995 and go up to a Stomping £15,995 for the all out 9 seating Party Hot tub experience the average however is arround £7,995 providing rest, relaxation and hydrotherapy to users. Hottubs within the UK feature an annual awards ceremony via BISHTA the trade body who actively promote Safe Water Standards.

A Serious room with a view

A Serious room with a view

The Best Grand Swimming Pool Design
Well we’re going to be very bias the perfect design combination for the garden Wet Leisure concept has to be a Tiled or Liner construction complete with an elevated hot tub overlooking the Swimming Pool, a concept Deep End Pools have executed on many occasion. This all stems back to pushing the boat out.. it’s a Grand Design after all and remember you only live once.

Have a great show to all in attendance and we hope we can bump into you there.

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Cow falls in a swimming pool in Somerset

Firefighters in Somerset have pulled a cow out of a swimming pool in an unusual rescue.

The animal had fallen into the pool in Gurney Slade, Wells. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at 9.26pm on Saturday.

A spokesman said: “A fire appliance from Shepton Mallet was mobilised and the specialist rescue team from Bridgwater. Crews confirmed one cow was in the swimming pool and was not distressed.

“Crews waited for the local vet to attend to sedate the cow before crews released the cow from the pool unharmed.”

The cow was one of four animals rescued by the service on Saturday.

At 7.35am, firefighters hoisted a cow out of a slurry pit in Rodney Stoke, Cheddar. They later used lines to free a cow from a water-filled ditch in Glastonbury, while a sheep was also released from fencing in a ditch in Launcherley, Wells at 4.02pm.

Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Ivybridge, Unit 1a Stowford Business Park, Ivybridge, PL21 0BE

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Why do we change our clocks?

Do you know why we change our clocks each year?


British Summer Time – also known as Daylight Saving Time – was first proposed in Britain by William Willet, a keen horse-rider, who happens to be the great-great-grandfather of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Willet would take long rides through the woods, making the most of the early morning sun while everyone else was still asleep.

He became increasingly incensed at what he saw as a waste of daylight, so in 1907 published a pamphlet calling for clocks to be changed so people could make the most of it.

The Government eventually adopted Willett’s idea in 1916 – a year after his death – and we’ve been changing the clocks ever since.

British Summer Time is good for physical and psychological health, particularly in terms of relieving the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

The lighter evenings are also said to reduce road traffic accidents and crime.

So there you have it, I hope you enjoy the extra hour in your evening.

Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Ivybridge, Unit 1a Stowford Business Park, Ivybridge, PL21 0BE

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Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Beaconsfield, 39 Mayflower Way, Holtspur, HP9 1UG

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Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs – New Indoor Hot Tub Showroom Ivybridge, Plymouth, Devon

Deep End Pools have opened our latest Showroom in Ivybridge, Plymouth, Devon.  The Showroom is located less than 1 mile from the main A38 Devon Expressway and a stones throw away from Endsleigh Garden & Leisure: Garden Centre, Ivybridge.

We have a 100% Indoor, Heated Showroom that offers customers a warm, dry, relaxed and spacious 1,500 sq/ft of  New Wet and Dry Hot Tubs Display, Hot Tub Accessories, Hot Tub Chemicals, Hot Tub Spares, Swimming Pool Chemicals and Swimming Pool Maintenance Equipment.

Deep End Pools Ivybridge & Plymouth offers the South coast of Devon and Cornwall the Deep End Pools customers a local and convienent store for all of your hot tub and swimming pool needs.

We have taken over the former site of a family run business Devon Pool & Spa Company based in Stowford Business Park, Filham Moor Industrial Estate, Ivybridge, Plymouth, Devon serving clients throughout the South West and beyond.

They had over 25 years of experience in the field and offered a comprehensive and complete package of services in all aspects of swimming pool and spa well being. From design and construction through all servicing and maintenance to spa and chemical sales.

We will have our Building and Servicing works based from this location so there will always be someone in store with many years experience in swimming pool and hot tub installation, repairs and treatments.

Services we offer from Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Ivybridge, Plymouth.

  • Hot Tubs Sales
  • Swimming Pool Installations
  • Swimming Pool Open and Closes
  • Swimming Pool Service Contracts
  • Swimming Pool Repairs
  • Swimming Pool Liners
  • Hot Tub Servicing
  • Hot Tub Accessories
  • Onsite Water Test Facilities

Getting to Ivybridge and Plymouth’s newest Hot Tub Showroom is Very Easy

To get to us you just have to follow signs to Ivybridge Leisure Centre but please see below for detailed descriptions on how to get to Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Ivybridge & Plymouth

From Exeter A38 Devon Expressway

  • Take the Ivybridge Exit of the A38
  • Turn Right at the end of the slip road
  • Follow the road to the end and turn right onto the B3213 – You will then cross the A38 on a bridge
  • At the roundabout take the 3rd Exit Western Road – Following Brown Signs for Leisure Centre
  • At the roundabout take the second exit B3213 - Following Brown Signs for Leisure Centre
  • At the roundabout take the second exit – Straight across onto Leonards Road – Following Brown Signs for Leisure Centre
  • Turn right into Filham Moor Industrial Estate and follow the road around up to Stowford Business Park
  • Deep End Pools are on your left


From Plymouth A38 Devon Expressway

  • Take the Ivybridge Exit of the A38
  • At the roundabout take the 3rd Exit Western Road – Following Brown Signs for Leisure Centre
  • At the roundabout take the second exit B3213 - Following Brown Signs for Leisure Centre
  • At the roundabout take the second exit – Straight across onto Leonards Road – Following Brown Signs for Leisure Centre
  • Turn right into Filham Moor Industrial Estate and follow the road around up to Stowford Business Park
  • Deep End Pools is on your left


The shop will be open year around January – December

Monday – Friday – 9.00am – 5.30pm

Saturday – 9.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday – By Appointment

Please make sure you come and Visit Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Ivybridge, Plymouth. Unit 1a Stowfird Business Park, Ivybridge, Plymouth, PL21 0BE – 01752 698364

Swimming without Strain on Mind and Body

The Shaw method is the only method of learning to swim based on the Alexander technique. Steven Shaw created the Shaw Method, when he began to apply the principles of the Alexander technique to swimming and found that greater body awareness transformed his pupils’ relationship with the water. The emphasis is on a quality of experience rather than distance or speed.

Shaw Method can trace its origins to 1987 when two Alexander Technique trainees started to explore the experience of swimming from a new perspective. Steven Shaw, a former competitive swimmer, and Limor Shaw, a professional basketball player, experimented with applying Alexander Technique principles to swimming.

Photo from a Shaw Method Workshop

Photo from a Shaw Method Workshop

Steven and Limor completed their Alexander Technique training in 1990 and continued to develop their approach to swimming. They found that the greater body awareness fostered by Shaw Method increased the benefits of swimming and enabled their pupils to transform their relationship with the water.

Traditional swimming teaching methods are derived from a competitive swimming model. The Shaw method draws its inspiration from FM Alexander’s powerful method of rediscovering natural balance and poise.”

Most swimming programmes are aimed at children and adapted to adults, but The Shaw method is purely for adults who don’t swim. He explained that there are four core principles to his method:

1) the alignment of the head, neck and back – this relationship is a primary factor affecting performance

2) “Smart Swimming” – understanding that before every propulsive movement there is a non-propulsive, preparatory movement

3) Breathing, of course – not gasping for air, but allowing in-breaths to be passive

4) Learning – the methods states that the greatest obstacle to learning is trying to get it right instead of enjoying the journey

The Shaw Method is appropriate for anyone, whatever your ability.  It is especially beneficial for: confidence building, the learning of new strokes, improving performance, enhancing the enjoyment of water, and if you are suffering or recovering from neck and back pain.

The Shaw Method was so popular that in 1998 Steven began training other swimming teachers to work with him. He set up Art of Swimming in 1994.

Today, Steven is based in the UK, and teaches Shaw Method around the world.

Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Ivybridge, Unit 1a Stowford Business Park, Ivybridge, PL21 0BE

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Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Beaconsfield, 39 Mayflower Way, Holtspur, HP9 1UG

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Looking for a Hot tub Dealer and Installer in Devon?

The New Year is here and no doubt you have a wish list? and if a Hot tub is on that list Deep End Pools can certainly help. Deep End Pools are conveniently located In Lapford Devon north of Exeter this makes commuting from the North and South of Devon very easy for all. And remember time taken during your search is time saved in the future, finding the right Hot tub for you is very important after all they are not cheap! (take your time)

Our Crediton Lapford Devon Showroom Displays 5- 8 hot tubs dependant on the time of year 1 – 2 Wet Running so wet testing can occur upon request. The Hot tub Showroom is Indoor heated and is therefore not weather dependant so your welcome anytime. Lapford is also where we hold our Hot tub Stock for our other showrooms, We have upto 50 Hot tubs  in stock at any time.  For Sat Nav EX17 6YQ

In 2014 Deep End Pools have launched a further Hot tub Showroom on the very south coast of Devon Near Plymouth allowing easy access from Cornwall and easier access from the South Hams areas. Deep End Pools has been serving the County of Devon for more than 3 years now our success has been fuelled by our reputation and recommendations.

Our new Hot tub Showroom due for Launch in Spring 2014 has very a similar to our other Devon Hot tub outlet displaying 3- 6 Hot tubs 1 -2 running wet ready for hot testing.

Both Devon Hot tub outlets are staffed with well seasoned Hot tub veterans, We’re not the pushy type’s but we are very very well experienced in not only our supported brand of Spa’s and Hot tubs but pretty much every other brand also. Why? well we’re not just Hot tub sales based we’re hands on as well working on every make and model (except chinese)

We genuinely love hot tubs so pop in some time soon and lets discuss hot water.

West Country Hot tub Showroom

Hot tub Showrooms Devon


Find out more about our Hot tub Showrooms West Country Hot tubs


Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Ivybridge, Unit 1a Stowford Business Park, Ivybridge, PL21 0BE

Call 01752 698 364

Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Beaconsfield, 39 Mayflower Way, Holtspur, HP9 1UG

Call 01494 671 787


Justice is to be Spa-Served

A Hot Tub business supplying imported Chinesse hot tubs made up of three bosses who cheated customers and suppliers out of thousands of pounds are appearing in court 3 years after closing their doors.

Staffordshire-based Spaserve which was used as a “cash cow” by those running it, demanding payments up front for hot tubs, the prosecution at Stafford Crown Court alleged.

But instead of using the cash to fulfil all their orders, the bosses spent the money on themselves, with lavish lifestyles, expensive cars and holidays.

Three men, principal shareholder Simon Foster, Simon Cox and office manager Johnathan Husselbee are on trial accused of fraudulent trading and conspiracy to defraud.

Foster, aged 48, of Sandfield Meadow, Lichfield, Cox,  49-year old Cox of Oak Way, Sutton and Husselbee, aged 36, of High Street, Dosthill, Tamworth, all deny both charges.

Mr Adrian Keeling QC, prosecuting, told the jury: “It was not run as a proper and honest business, it was run, first and foremost, as a source of income for these defendants. It was run as a ‘cash cow’ and a cash cow to be milked.

“Their purpose wasn’t to trade responsibly, to give the customer what they ordered, on time and working properly. It was run with the simple aim of making these defendants money.

“Over that three and a half years period [of trading], Foster in particular, in his own words enjoyed a millionaire’s lifestyle and he did just that.

“Cox and Husselbee, on any view, received a lot of money.

“To run a business in such a way amounts to a crime called fraudulent trading,” alleged Mr Keeling.

He outlined how Spaserve had a website offering hot tubs at a cheap price.

A salesperson would visit anyone who responded and customers who signed up had to pay for their tub up front, long before any delivery.

That money was to pay for the hot tubs ordered from the Chinese supplier and there should have been enough.

In its three years or so of trading, Spaserve received £6.5 million pounds worth of business. In 2010 it went in to liquidation with debts of £2.7 million.

The defendants, dishonest in the way the business was run, realised that customers were unlikely to get their hot tubs and creditors unlikely to get the money owed to them.

“That’s exactly what happened – the business was first and foremost a cynical source of income.”

The charge of conspiracy to defraud was, said Mr Keeling, allied to the first charge.

“For all this to work, the business needed the public to pay the money and pay it up front.

“Some of it was spent buying people hot tubs, but not enough.

“That said, the more money coming in, the more people placing orders, the longer that fraudulent trading could be kept alive.”

Mr Keeling alleged customers were told lies to encourage them to sign on the dotted line or to stop them taking money out of the business by cancelled orders.

The “lies” included telling customers the hot tubs were American, rather than made in China; lies about what parts and extras came with the hot tubs; how long it would take to deliver and install.

The jury heard that Spaserve was not the first company Foster was involved with to go bankrupt.

He and his wife Katie were joint owners of a firm called Acara, which supplied hot tubs. In 2007 Acara went into liquidation with debts of £500,000 and assets of just £200.

At the time, the Insolvency Service was considering disqualifying Foster from being a company director, but in the end decided not to.

“It is the prosecution’s case that when aware of what had gone wrong with Acara, he then proceeded to set up this new company Spaserve, on a strikingly similar basis. “There was no effort at all to learn from the mistakes of the past as history repeated itself.

“Running it to destruction and at the same time paying yourself a small fortune is not the action of an honest business.”

Mr Keeling claimed that Spaserve’s customers were treated with contempt and those who did complain were treated in a particularly cynical way.

“Some people waited and waited and when they did complain, they were pointed to the small print.

“They were told they couldn’t cancel, they couldn’t get their money back.

“Those who instructed solicitors had to fight right the way to the doors of the county court before any money was handed back to them.

“You are going to hear from a selection of 28 customers, spread over the three years [of trading].

“The stories they tell you have a common theme of deception and dishonesty,” Mr Keeling told the jury.

Evidence would also come from former employees, one of whom sold a hot tub to a former soldier who had lost his legs.

Anxious to ensure the soldier got his hot tub as soon as possible, he was told there would be a delay of five months.

Spaserve went in to liquidation also owing money to credit card companies, shipping firms and for office rental in London.

The trial, which is expected to last around eight weeks, continues.


Deep End Pools sell top American Branded Hot Tubs and only require a very small holding deposit to secure your Hot Tub. The only time you ever pay in full before your Hot Tub is in the Country is if you go for a specialist colour combination.

For more details visit Deep End Pools Hot Tubs. 

Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Ivybridge, Unit 1a Stowford Business Park, Ivybridge, PL21 0BE 

Call 01752 698 364 

Deep End Pools & Hot Tubs Beaconsfield, 39 Mayflower Way, Holtspur, HP9 1UG

Call 01494 671 787

Waterborne Diseases related to Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs

Deep End Pools attended the 106th Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers workshop in Ilminister, Somerset. There was a large focus on water born bacteria and diseases that effect swimming pools directly and indirectly.

Allen Wilson FiSPE gave a very detailed talk on the most common types of Waterborne Diseases related to Aquatic Facilities.

Bacteria are the most abundant of all organisms in the world. They are ubiquitous in both soil and water, Many are pathogenic capable of causing harms to humans and other creatures.


Bacteria Facts -

Most bacteria are smaller than 3 micron

A human hair is 80 microns in diameter

The limit for eyesight is 40 microns

A red blood cell is 12 microns

A swimming pool sand filter can filter to 20 micron, or down to 3 micron with the use of flocculants.


Bacteria that can potentially be found in your swimming pool / hot tub -

Staphylococcus – MRSA


Staphylococcal infections are a group of infections caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus. You may have heard them referred to as staph infections.

The spectrum of staph infections can range from a minor boil or skin abscess to life-threatening infections such as septicaemia (infection of the blood) or endocarditis (infection of the lining of the heart).

There are many types of staphylococci, but most infections are caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). S. aureus is common and often found in the nose or on the skin. Most of the time the bacteria do not cause any symptoms – this is referred to as colonisation.

Types of infection

Staph infections are caused when bacteria get into a break or cut in the skin. Depending how deep it goes, the type of infection can be broadly classified into two groups:

skin and soft tissue infections – such as impetigo or cellulitis

invasive infections – such as septicaemia (blood poisoning), septic arthritis (joint infection) or endocarditis (infection of the lining of the heart)

Skin infections are most common and usually cause symptoms such as boils or abscesses – painful, pus-filled lumps on the surface or just under the skin. This can lead to impetigo, which forms a crust on the skin, or cellulitis, which causes redness, swelling and pain in the skin and underlying tissue.

In some cases an invasive infection can develop as a complication of a skin infection. The symptoms are more severe and wide-ranging and can include:

a high temperature (fever) of 38 degrees C (100.4 degrees F) or above

low blood pressure, which will cause you to feel dizzy when you stand up

confusion or disorientation

shortness of breath


MRSA does not survive long in pools and other treated swimming places

(for example, hot tubs/spas) that have proper disinfectant (chlorine) and pH levels. There have been no reports of MRSA spreading through contact with recreational water.

However, MRSA can be spread at recreational water facilities and other places by direct and indirect contact with infected persons. Direct contact can happen when you touch another person’s MRSA infection. Indirect contact can happen when you share items (like towels or razors) or touch surfaces (like hand rails or locker room benches) contaminated with MRSA. MRSA is most likely to spread when it comes into contact with an uncovered cut or scrape.




Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the definition of a tough bacterial strain, able to survive in harsh environments.It is found widely in soil and stagnant water, and can infect humans and plants.

It does not usually cause illness in healthy people, but is described as an “opportunistic” organism, causing serious infection when our normal defences are weakened.

This means that it represents a genuine threat to the most vulnerable hospital patients, most commonly intensive care patients, those with depleted immune systems such as cancer patients, people with severe burns and premature babies in neonatal units.

What kind of illness does it cause?

The severity and type of the illness it causes depends on its route into the body. If it enters lung tissue, for example in a cystic fibrosis patient, it can cause a form of pneumonia. Infection of a skin wound or burn can lead to extensive tissue damage or even septic shock.

If the bacterium infects the gastro-intestinal system of a vulnerable patient, then a condition called “necrotising enterocolitis” can follow, which again causes severe tissue damage.



Legionellosis is the collective name given to the pneumonia-like illness caused by legionella bacteria. This includes the most serious legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection. However, some people are at higher risk, including:

people over 45 years of age

smokers and heavy drinkers

people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease

anyone with an impaired immune system

People can catch legionnaires’ disease by inhaling small droplets of water, suspended in the air, containing the bacteria. Certain conditions increase the risk from legionella, including:

water temperature between 20–45 °C, which is suitable for growth

Creating and spreading breathable droplets of water, e.g. Jets from a pool or spa

Re-circulated water

The bacterium Legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in Water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs,  They may also be found in purpose-built water systems such as Swimming Pools or Hot Tubs.




Coliforms are bacteria that are always present in the digestive tracts of animals, including humans, and are found in their wastes. They are also found in plant and soil material.

E. coli, particularly the strain 0157:H7, can cause serious illness. Recent outbreaks of disease caused by E. coli 0157:H7 have generated much public concern about this organism

Although water-borne epidemics of disease (cholera, typhoid, hepatitis, giardia, etc.) are well-known, most of the endemic cases of these diseases in poor communities are caused by other transmission routes; hands, utensils, etc. A number of studies have found even when the previous level of pollution has been as high as a thousand faecal coliforms per 100 ml.


Molluscum Contagiosum


Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection that affects the skin. It is highly contagious and easily spread. MC most commonly affects children and young adults, although it can occur at any age.

Usually, the only symptom of MC is a number of small, firm, raised papules (spots) that develop on the skin. They are not painful but may be itchy.

Concern for potential transmission of molluscum contagiosum virus via swimming pools and/or swimming pool-related paraphernalia (e.g., towels, kick boards) is a recurring issue for parents, teachers, and coaches and for health care and public health professionals.

Several investigations have centered around increased cases of molluscum contagiosum among children in the context of recreational swimming. Although biologically plausible, epidemiologic studies have failed to demonstrate conclusively how, or under what circumstances, recreational swimming might facilitate molluscum contagiosum virus transmission.

In fact, some studies failed to find an association between swimming pool use and virus transmission altogether. Several studies that did implicate swimming pool use with molluscum neglected to adequately account for other factors that could introduce bias or influence virus transmission, such as the age of the subjects, their participation in other forms of physical activity (i.e., contact sports), and their shared use of potential fomites (towels, kick boards).




Cryptosporidium is most common in children aged between 1 and 5 years, but it can affect anyone. People with weak immune systems are likely to be most seriously affected.

There is no specific treatment for cryptosporidiosis. Most people with a healthy immune system will recover within one month. It is important to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

Crypto is not spread by contact with blood. Crypto can be spread by:

Swallowing recreational water contaminated with Crypto. You share the water—and the germs in it—with every person who enters the pool. This means that just one person with diarrhea can easily contaminate the water. Swallowing even a small amount of pool water that has been contaminated with the Crypto germ can make you sick.

Putting something in your mouth or swallowing something (such as food) that has come in contact with the feces of a person or animal infected with Crypto.

Swallowing Crypto picked up from surfaces (such as lounge chairs, picnic tables, bathroom fixtures, changing tables) contaminated with feces from an infected person.

All of the above can be killed and controlled with correct Chlorine and pH balance but the three below are not killed by chlorine alone.




Giardiasis (gee-ar-dye-a-sis) is an infection of the digestive system caused by tiny parasites called Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia, or Giardia duodenalis).

Diarrhoea is the most common symptom of giardiasis.

Other symptoms can include abdominal cramps, bloating and flatulence. Although these symptoms are often unpleasant, giardiasis doesn’t usually pose a serious threat to health and can be easily treated.

This germ is found in the fecal matter of a person who has been infected by Giardia. It has a tough outer shell that allows it to survive for up to 45 minutes even in properly chlorinated pools.




Acanthamoeba is a microscopic, free-living ameba (single-celled living organism) commonly found in the environment that can cause rare, but severe, illness. Acanthamoeba causes three main types of illness involving the eye (Acanthamoeba keratitis), the brain and spinal cord (Granulomatous Encephalitis), and infections that can spread throughout the entire body (disseminated infection).


Acanthamoeba be found in swimming pools, hot tubs, drinking water systems (for example, slime layers in pipes and taps), as well as in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and humidifiers.

Acanthamoeba keratitis infection has been linked to contact lens use, although people who do not use contact lenses can also become infected. Poor contact lens hygiene or wearing contact lenses during swimming, hot tub use, or showering may increase the risk of Acanthamoeba entering the eye and causing a serious infection. However, contact lens wearers who practice proper lens care can also develop infection.

Acanthamoeba can also cause disseminated infection by entering the skin through a cut, wound, or through the nostrils. Once inside the body, the amebas travel through the bloodstream to other parts of the body, especially the lungs, brain, and spinal cord.


Leptospirosis – Weils Disease

 weils disease

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the definition of a tough bacterial strain, able to survive in harsh environments.

It is found widely in soil and stagnant water, and can infect humans and plants.

It does not usually cause illness in healthy people, but is described as an “opportunistic” organism, causing serious infection when our normal defences are weakened.

This means that it represents a genuine threat to the most vulnerable hospital patients, most commonly intensive care patients, those with depleted immune systems such as cancer patients, people with severe burns and premature babies in neonatal units.

What kind of illness does it cause?

The severity and type of the illness it causes depends on its route into the body.

If it enters lung tissue, for example in a cystic fibrosis patient, it can cause a form of pneumonia.

Infection of a skin wound or burn can lead to extensive tissue damage or even septic shock.

If the bacterium infects the gastro-intestinal system of a vulnerable patient, then a condition called “necrotising enterocolitis” can follow, which again causes severe tissue damage.

Globally, it is estimated that 7-10 million people get leptospirosis every year. It is difficult to estimate exactly how many people die from leptospirosis because many cases occur in parts of the developing world where causes of death are not routinely reported.

The disease was first described by Adolf Weil in 1886 when he reported an “acute infectious disease with enlargement of spleen, jaundice, and nephritis.”

Leptospirosis is a type of bacterial infection spread by animals. It is caused by a strain of bacteria called leptospira.

In 90% of cases, leptospirosis only causes mild flu-like symptoms, such as headache, chills and muscle pain.

However, in some cases the infection is more severe and can cause life-threatening problems, including organ failure and internal bleeding. In its most severe form, leptospirosis is also known as Weil’s disease.

The common mild symptoms mean that most leptospirosis infections are hard to diagnose. Diagnosis is easier if the infection causes more serious problems.

Leptospirosis is spread to humans by animals.

You can catch leptospirosis by touching soil or water contaminated with the urine of wild animals infected with the leptospira bacteria.

Animals known to be carriers of the leptospira bacteria include cattle, pigs, dogs and rodents, particularly rats.

You may also be at a higher risk if you frequently come into contact with sources of freshwater, such as rivers and lakes. This might be because of your occupation or through taking part in recreational activities such as water sports and fishing.

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Sports Personality of The Year 2013 – The Shortlist

Ten contenders stand a chance of winning the 60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The shortlist was announced on Tuesday, with the 2013 award voted for by the public on the night of Sunday 15 December.

Ben Ainsle

Ben Ainslie (GBR), who won the Gold Medal today, 05.08.12, in the Medal Race Men's One Person Dinghy - heavy (Finn) event in The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.


Ben Ainslie is the most successful Olympic sailor of all time. At his first ever Olympic Games Ben won an Olympic silver medal, which would be his last time coming second. Ben established himself as the world’s best after going on to win consecutive gold medals at the next four Olympic Games.

His career in sailing began at the age of eight with his family in Restronguet, Cornwall. By the age of sixteen Ben was Laser Radial World Champion. Then just nineteen years old Ben won his first Olympic silver medal in the Laser Class at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. Four years later, again sailing the Laser, he achieved every athlete’s dream of Olympic gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. After Sydney, Ben switched from the Laser to the Finn Class.

The move to the Finn meant Ben had to increase his bodyweight by fifteen kilos to achieve the optimum weight for the class. His gruelling training programme paid off when he struck gold once again at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Ben secured qualification to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games by winning an unprecedented fifth world title, at the 2007 Finn Gold Cup in Melbourne, Australia. Despite falling ill days before his Olympic defence Ben showed his champion spirit and won his third consecutive Olympic gold medal.

At London 2012 Ben made history on the waters of Weymouth securing his fourth consecutive gold in front of a home crowd. This cemented his position as not only as Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor of all time but also the most successful Olympic sailor in history.

Following his historic Olympic achievement, Ben had the honour of being nominated as Team GB’s flag bearer for the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony – ‘a really proud moment’ for Ben.

Days later, Ben headed to San Francisco to compete in the America’s Cup World Series with his team Ben Ainslie Racing. His long term sponsor J.P.Morgan joined as title sponsor for the team to compete in the 2012-13 World Series.

In January 2013 Ben was Knighted, as day he describes as ‘the proudest moment of my career’.

The newly formed team, J.P.Morgan BAR competed in the 2012/13 World Series. In 2012 Ben  joined America’s Cup defenders ORACLE TEAM USA to defend the 34th America’s Cup on the waters of San Francisco.

In September 2013, Ben has fulfilled a one of his childhood dreams by winning the America’s Cup sailing onboard ORACLE TEAM USA. In one of the biggest comebacks in sporting history, the defenders ORACLE TEAM USA, fought back against the odds to win the 34th America’s Cup 9-8 in a winner takes all race against the challenger Emirates Team New Zealand.

Ben Ainslie Racing has a long term aim to be a competitive challenger for the 35th America’s Cup as Ben aims to win the oldest trophy in sport and bring the Cup back to Britain where it all began over 160 years ago.

“Whatever happens next, I learnt so much from this experience; as a helmsman, steering Oracle’s B boat; as a tactician, a role I had never performed before but which has given me invaluable insight; and as a regular team member, watching what goes on behind the scenes of an enormous America’s Cup operation. I hope that in the coming years that experience will bear fruit.”

“Now it is time to look ahead to my next challenge – the ultimate challenge – to bring the cup back to British waters for the first time in something like 165 years.

Ian Bell



Once described by Dayle Hadlee as the best 16-year old he had ever seen, Ian Bell had been earmarked for greatness long before he was drafted onto the England tour of New Zealand in 2001-02, as cover for the injured Mark Butcher.

Technically sound, Bell is a top-order batsman very much in the mould of Michael Atherton, who was burdened with similar expectations when he made his England debut a generation ago. Unlike Atherton, who invariably produced his best when his back was firmly against the wall, Bell’s most fluent early efforts tended to come about in a pressure vacuum, a trait that belied an average hovering around the 40 mark, and a record of a century every five or so Tests.

However, on the tour of South Africa in 2009-10, Bell set about changing those perceptions. A perfectly paced century while batting at No. 6 in Durban set England up for an innings victory that ranked, at the time, among their finest overseas performances for a generation, but he surpassed that effort in the very next Test in Cape Town, with a backs-to-the-wall 78 that saved the match and ensured a share of the series. On the subsequent tour of Australia, he continued to save his best for when the chips were down, particularly during England’s first-innings struggles at Brisbane and Perth. He finished the tour on a high with his maiden Ashes hundred at Sydney, and a reputation transformed.

When in form, Bell has always been adept at leaving the ball outside off stump, and he received glowing reviews from coaches at every stage of his development, not least from Rod Marsh at the England Academy, a man not given to hyperbole. A former England U19 captain, Bell had played just 13 first-class games when called into the England squad, though in 2001 he scored 836 runs for Warwickshire at an average of over 64, including three centuries.

He didn’t immediately translate that success and talent into runs at the international stage – he was found out by Australia’s champions, McGrath and Warne, he mustered just 171 runs in ten innings – but he gradually found his feet and his form at the top level. In 2010 and 2011, he averaged more than 65 in five successive series, including the 2010-11 Ashes. But obviously that run wasn’t going to last forever: he was brought back to earth by Pakistan’s offspinner Saaed Ajmal in the three-Test series in 2012, managing only 51 runs in six innings.

The year was a largely forgettable one in Tests, for Bell and England, though pride was salvaged in India. A first series win in the country since 1984-85 was sealed in Nagpur, where Bell’s second-innings hundred made certain of the requisite draw. A reminder of Bell’s class came in 50-over cricket, where he made an immaculate transition to opener. That continued into 2013, with his third ODI hundred in lofty Dharamsala, although England were eventually thwarted in their attempts to win global silverware in the Champions Trophy final.

His reputation for producing when England needed him was then further burnished by back-to-back hundreds in the first two Tests against Australia, making him the first man to reach triple figures in three successive Ashes Tests since Chris Broad in 1986.

Hannah Cockroft



Hannah was introduced to Dr Ian Thompson, husband of Baroness Tanni Grey- Thompson, who gave her, her first taste of wheelchair racing and as they say, the rest is history.

Ian coached Hannah for the first year of her career, guiding Hannah onto the Great Britain Paralympic development team. Hannah moved up the team and onto a new coach, Peter Eriksson. Eriksson is regarded one of the top wheelchair racing coaches in the world, having taken his athletes to over 119 world and Paralympic medals. With this experience, in three years he took Hannah from novice to elite in the Paralympic world. In 2010, Hannah broke her first world record in the T34 400m.

She now holds 21 world records over the T34 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m. In June that year, She then broke 7 world records in 8 days, at the same time as becoming prom Queen, completing my a-level exams and competing in my first international, overseas competition.  In 2011, Hannah was selected for the IPC World Athletics Championships in New Zealand.  In her senior debut on the Great Britain team she brought home two gold medals and ‘Hurricane Hannah’ was born. This then made her a solid contender on the start line of the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Although it was her first games, the pressure was wasted on Hannah and the nation’s ‘sweetheart’ thundered into the record books, bringing home double gold and breaking four Paralympic records in the T34 100m and 200m. Following this victory, Hannah was named on the Queens New Years Honours list in 2013 and I am soon to receive an MBE, She also received the freedom of Calderdale upon her return from the games.


Mo Farah


Mo Farah is double Olympic & double World champion and the UK’s greatest ever distance runner – a far cry from his humble beginnings in Somalia, arriving in London from Mogadishu at the age of 8 and speaking very little English.

He grew up in West London and began running at school when spotted by his PE Teacher. Mo was a very successful junior athlete winning the European Junior 5000m title in 2001. His major breakthrough on the senior stage came in 2006 when he won a silver medal in the 5000m in the European T&F Championships and later in the year won the European Cross Country Championships. At global level he went on to place a creditable 6th in the 2007 World T&F Championships and 7th in the 2009 World T&F Championships.

Mo’s career took another step forward in 2010 with a 5000m & 10,000m golden double at the European T&F Championships and one week later became the first British man to run sub 13 minutes for the 5000m with a National Record time of 12:57.94. 2011 was a dream season for the popular 28 year old as he became the first British man to win the 5000m in the World T&F Championships a few days after winning the silver medal in the 10,000m. He smashed the European 10,000m Record with a time of 26:46.57 and improved the British 5000m Record to 12:53.11.

On the 4th August 2012, Farah created history at the London Olympic Games. In his first race Mo capped off ‘Super Saturday’ by winning the 10,000m gold in a time of 27:30.42. This was Great Britain’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the 10,000m and came after two other gold medals for Great Britain in the same athletics session. A week later on the 11th August 2012, Mo completed the hardest track double of them all by winning the 5,000m in a time of 13:41.66. Farah now joins just 5 people (Zatopek, Kuts, Viren, Yifter, Bekele) in the history of the Olympic Games to win the 5k/10k double and the only athlete to do it on home soil. To finish off an amazing 2012 Mo’s wife Tania gave birth to twin daughters Aisha and Amani who Mo dedicated each of his gold medals to.

Chris Froome


Tour of Romandy - Stage Five

Chris Froome, born in Nairobi on the 20th of May 1985, is a professional cyclist who rides for UCI ProTour team, Team Sky. 

Froome’s journey into road cycling started when he moved to South Africa for schooling as a teenager. However, back home in Kenya he had only ever ridden a mountain bike, guided into the sport by The Safari Simbaz founder David Kinjah. Kinjah was an inspiration to Froome and training together in the rural highlands north of Nairobi is what ignited the passion for cycling which Froome has today. 

When Froome began his career he was registered with the Kenyan cycling federation but since the spring of 2008,  has ridden under a British license, having been born of British descent.

As a neo-pro based in Italy in 2008, Team Barloworld gave Froome his first taste of top echelon road cycling in the prestigious classics of Paris-Roubaix, Fleche-Wallone, Amstel Gold and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.  He described this as an “eye-opening experience”.  “It was a surreal feeling to be riding events I’d only ever seen on TV, alongside riders I’d only read about in magazines”.  

In July 2008, Froome found himself lining up for the Tour de France despite having lost his mother to illness only weeks earlier.  He completed the Tour, showing a lot of promise in the mountains and time trials, and even went on to podium in Italy at the Giro d’Appennino shortly afterwards.

Joining Team Sky in 2010, Froome was described by the team’s management as “a rough diamond, in need of shaping and polishing”. Being coached and mentored by Bobby Julich (an ex Tour de France contender himself), Froome had his first major breakthrough during the 2011 Vuelta a España where he finished second overall. This equalled Robert Millar’s second place in the 1987 Giro d’Italia as the highest placed British rider in a Grand Tour. 

Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny


Leigh Halfpenny is one of the most talented and successful players of the modern era with his prolific boot and game-breaking ability having proved pivotal for Wales and the British & Irish Lions.

Halfpenny established himself as a major talent at age-grade level before making a sensational start to his regional rugby career with seven tries in his first six starts for the Cardiff-based Blues. His try-scoring feats led to a call-up into Wales’ senior squad for the 2008 autumn internationals as a winger and he made his Test bow as a 19-year-old against world champions South Africa at the Millennium Stadium. He retained his place for the following match with Canada, scoring two tries, and was also in action as Wales slipped to a defeat at the hands of the All Blacks.

Selection for the British & Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa followed in 2009 but he had to return home early due to the recurrence of a thigh injury without featuring in the Tests. Injuries would continue to plague the versatile Halfpenny but he retained the faith of Wales coach Warren Gatland and claimed a place in his plans for the 2011 World Cup.

He played a key part in their campaign scoring against Fiji and starting their quarter-final against Ireland having switched to the fullback role. He featured against France in the semi-finals but was unable to prevent them from crashing out.

Halfpenny entered the 2012 Six Nations as Wales’ first choice fullback and provided 66 points as they swept the Grand Slam. He was central to proceeding again the following year as they made it back-to-back Six Nations titles and his outstanding form was rewarded with the Player of the Championship honour.

Further recognition would follow with selection for the Lions’ tour to Australia in the summer of 2013. An ever-present during a thrilling Test series with the Wallabies, his kicking was crucial to the Lions’ first Test victory but he saw a last-gasp penalty to win the second clash fall agonisingly short of the posts.

However, he shrugged off the disappointment to steer the Lions to victory in the decider and a first series victory since 1997. His 21-point haul – he also had a hand in creating tries for Jonathan Sexton and George North – was a Lions Test record, while his 49 points in the series beat his goal-kicking mentor Neil Jenkins’ previous best of 41, set in 1997. His efforts in Sydney were rewarded with the Man of the Match honour and he would later be named the Player of the Series.


AP McCoy



Anthony Peter McCoy OBE (born 4 May 1974), commonly known as A. P. McCoy or Tony McCoy, is an Irish horse racing jockey who is based in England.

McCoy recorded his first win in 1992 at just 17 years of age. On 7th November 2013 McCoy rode his 4,000th winner, riding Mountain Tunes to victory at Towcester. McCoy has been Champion Jockey every year he has been professional. Even in his first season riding in Britain, as an apprentice for now retired trainer Toby Balding, McCoy won the Conditional Jump Jockeys Title with a record 74 winners for a conditional jockey. McCoy claimed his first Champion Jockey title in 1995/6 and, as of 2012/2013, has won 18 consecutive Champion Jockey titles, beating the previous record of 7 consecutive titles by Peter Scudamore.

McCoy is considered the perennial champion jockey and is often referred to as simply ‘the Champ’ or his initials ‘AP’ by weighing room colleagues, punters, commentators and racing journalists alike.

McCoy has won almost every big race there is to win. His most high profile winners include the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, King George VI Chase and the 2010 Grand National, riding Don’t Push It.

McCoy has had a number of injuries since becoming a jump jockey, one of the many occupational hazards that comes with race riding. McCoy has broken or dislocated almost every bone in his body (some of them multiple times), including middle and lower vertebrae, both shoulder blades, ribs, an ankle, cheekbones, a wrist, a leg, collar bone, fingers and teeth.

McCoy was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010, becoming the first jockey to win the award

Andy Murray



Andy Murray, currently ranked number 4 in the world, is the British No.1 and reigning Wimbledon, US Open and Olympic Singles Champion.

From winning his first tournament as an under-10 junior at the Dunblane Sports Club to his first junior major at the US Open it became apparent Andy was destined for the top.

After turning pro in 2005, Andy won his first ATP title, the SAP open in San Jose, a year later. Fast forward two years and seven more tour titles, Andy reached his first grand slam final, the 2008 US Open. However in 2012, having lost in three subsequent grand slam final appearances, Andy became the US Open Champion. This was hot on the heels of an illustrious Gold Medal victory at Wimbledon during the London 2012 Olympics. Andy then ended years of British heartbreak on the same turf just a year later by becoming the first British male in 77 years to win the highly coveted Wimbledon Championships in London in July 2013.

Currently on 28 career titles, Andy is Great Britain’s most successful tennis player of the Open era and his grand slam title ended Great Britain’s 76-year wait for a male grand slam champion.

Christine Ohuruogu



Christine Ileoma Ohuruogu was born in 1984 in Newham, East London and was raised less than one mile from the 2012 Summer Olympics stadium in Stratford.

As a former under 17 and under 19 England netball player, Christine participated in athletics from the age of 16. Joining the Newham & Essex Beagles, Chrissy began to specialise in the 400m (due to the fact that no other member wanted to compete over such a distance) and with impressive times she was regularly selected to run.

Christine’s professional athletics career began to take shape in 2003 when she won a bronze medal at 400m at the European Junior Championships. The following year she became the Amateur Athletic Association champion, which led onto a semi-final place in the 400m at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, and a spot on the 400m team GB relay team, who finished fourth.

In 2005, in-between training and competing, Christine graduated from University College London, with a degree in Linguistics. In the same year, she reached the semi-final in the 400m at the Athletics World Championships in Helsinki, as well as winning a bronze medal in the women’s 4 x 400m relay.

In 2006 Christine scored a personal best to win a gold medal for England in the 400m at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, and the following year she won a gold medal at the 2007 IAAF World T&F Championships in Osaka.

In 2008 Christine travelled with Team GB to the Beijing Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the 400m, making her the first British female Olympic Champion in the 400m. Following her Olympic achievements, in 2009, Christne was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours.

Christine’s good performances continued but her progression was disrupted by injury.  She placed 5th in the 2009 IAAF World T&F Championships in Berlin but was forced to miss the 2010 European Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games.  In 2011 she false started in the 400m at the IAAF World T&F Championships in Daegu but came back to help GBR to 4th place in the 4x400m.

In 2012 Christine was injury free and back to her best.  She started the season with a fantastic run to help GBR win the 4x400m gold in the IAAF World T&F Championships in Istanbul.  At her home Olympic Games in London she won the silver medal in the 400m in 49.70 secs, only 0.15 off the gold.


Justin Rose



Justin Rose announced himself to the golfing world when, as a 17 year old amateur he pitched in at the last hole in the 1998 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale G.C., a shot that claimed him 4th place. With that shot Justin captured the imagination of the British public and the rest of the golfing world.

In the 14 years following the dramatic scenes at Birkdale, Justin has proven himself as one of the World’s leading golfers, winning the European Tour Order of Merit in 2007 and reaching No.6 in the World in 2008. He was also the best performing rookie of both teams in the 2008 Ryder Cup.


In 2010, Justin was billed as one of the World’s hottest golfer with two victories on the PGA Tour in the space of a 4 week period. His maiden victory in the US came at the famous Jack Nicklaus Memorial tournament and he was close to making it two wins in two events at the Travelers Championship. Following the disappointment of letting a final round lead slip from his grasp, Justin showed his depth in character to go on to secure his 2nd win in the US just a week later at the AT&T National.


2011 was another exceptional year with a further victory on the PGA Tour at the BMW Championship. He backed this up with ten top 15 finishes on the European and PGA Tours, to include 3rd place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and 5th at the Transitions Championships. He rounded 2011 off by coming 2nd at the World Cup in China.


2012 saw Justin become the World’s 4th best golfer – his highest ever world ranking. He started the year with an impressive run at the Masters, finishing 8th, and followed this with his biggest win to date at the WGC – Cadillac Championship. This win makes Justin one of just 3 Brits to have won 4 events or more on the PGA Tour. He then almost won the FedEx series Tour Championship and was full of confidence going into the Ryder Cup at Medinah. He claimed an impressive 3 points for the team including a remarkable win against Mickelson in the singles. Justin rounded off 2012 by winning the Turkish Airlines World Finals, an event featuring the top 8 players in the World, and also by finishing 2nd at the season ending DP World Tour Championship having posted a thrilling final day 62.


He has kicked off the 2013 season in sublime form as well finishing 2nd at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championships, and top 10 finishes at the Honda Classic, WGC Cadillac, Arnold Palmer Invitational and Memorial. His greatest achievement to date came when he won the US Open Championship in fine form at Merion. This historic win is Justin’s first Major victory, which ended a 43 year English drought in the US Open, and a 17 year wait for an English Major Champion.


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