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Bridgwater swimming pool opening just a week away!
BRIDGWATER’S three-and-a-half year wait for a community swimming pool is about to end.
The town has been without a pool since The Splash was demolished in August 2009.
But on March 1, a new six-lane, 25-metre pool will open next to Chilton Trinity School.
The timetable has already gone on-line – click here.
It includes parent and toddler sessions, Aquafit and “inflatafun” classes, and two weekly slots for Bridgwater Swimming Club, which has been based at Quantock Lodge in Over Stowey for the past three years.
Mercury Chief Reporter Matthew Colledge, who was given a sneak preview of the facility this week, said: “Walking through the doors of the Trinity Sports and Leisure centre, it was obvious there is a real buzz about the new pool opening.
“Reception staff were busy answering calls from people enquiring about the pool and Ricky Hayes, swim co-ordinator, told me there are already around 400 people on the waiting list for swimming lessons – he expects the number of swimmers on roll to double that at the Splash, where he used to work.”
Sam Taylor, Sedgemoor District Council’s public relations officer for the pool project, said the opening ceremony would be a real community occasion, with children from local schools and groups invited along to join in the fun.
She said: “It’s about getting community groups involved and pressing home that this is not a school pool, it’s a community pool.”
Keep reading the Mercury for more news on the pool opening, and of course, we’ll be there on the big day itself.