A new Olympic Legacy 50m swimming pool at a private boarding school in Devon has been officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. The pool at Mount Kelly in Tavistock was built in partnership with Sport England through National Lottery funding. HRH The Princess Royal was treated to a swimming display by local primary school children and members of the Mount Kelly swim squad before unveiling a commemorative plaque.
Mount Kelly in Tavistock has a long tradition of excellence in swimming and boasts 72 international swimmers, 17 Olympians and six Paralympians amongst its alumni, and has one Olympian currently at the School. Former Mount Kelly pupil Sharron Davies MBE also attended the opening and commented: “This is a fantastic boost for swimming across the whole of the UK. Mount Kelly has been at the heart of performance swimming for four decades and was the launch pad for my own International career. “It is inspirational to see so many young athletes working hard to achieve their goals and it is fantastic that this facility will to be able to assist in producing the next generation of Olympic and Paralympic Champions.”