Sheffield's world-class aquatics facility will be put in the TV
spotlight when it features on the BBC's The One Show programme.
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre will take centre stage
when Sheffield-based swimmer, Rebecca Turner, is interviewed for
the show about her recent qualification for the London 2012 Olympic
Rebecca trains at Ponds Forge and is a member of the City of
Sheffield Swim Squad, having come through the swimming development
scheme at the venue where she started as a youngster.
The One Show feature, due to air next month, will feature
19-year-old Rebecca, from Wickersley, Rotherham, being interviewed
by BBC TV presenter and GB wheelchair basketball star Ade Adepitan
and former Olympic swimmer Ron Stedman.
Helen Broadbent, general manager at the Sheffield International
Venues (SIV) managed Ponds Forge, said: "We are really pleased to
welcome The One Show team to Ponds Forge. It is the perfect
opportunity to highlight Rebecca's recent success in qualifying for
London 2012, as well as profiling the city, its sporting
achievements and its facilities to a national audience of
It comes as Ponds Forge has hosted three other film crews
focusing on the Olympic hopes of GB divers Monique Gladding and
Nick Robinson-Baker, who both train at the world-class SIV
Earlier this month, ITN and Record TV, which has exclusive
rights for broadcasting the Olympics in Brazil, carried out
poolside interviews and filming with Monique Gladding.
A feature on Nick Robinson-Baker training at Ponds Forge will
also be broadcast by Eurosport in 58 countries.
The filming follows a number of other high profile TV
appearances for Ponds Forge. The venue was also recently used as a
filming location for the BBC's Great British Menu programme, which
will be screened in April, and ITV's Biggest Loser programme which
was aired in January this year.