Broomhill

Broomhill Set For Makeover

Ipswich-based Broomhill Lido is hoping for a lifeline after applying for planning permission for a multi-million-pound makeover. Broomhill opened in 1938 but has been closed since 2002. Recent reports show the £5.3m project would include the installation of heaters for the water and the restoration of diving boards. Architect Alan Wilkinson said the revamped Grade […]

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Reward Offered In Lido Death Case

A £20,000 reward is being offered by the Metropolitan Police for information regarding the death of a 15-year-old boy in a London lido over 40 years ago. Enrico Sidoli died in hospital in July 1976 after being pulled unconscious from Parliament Hill Lido in Hampstead, 11 days earlier. Detectives are now offering an incentive for […]

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The annual Swim22 challenge raises money for Diabetes UK.

Diabetes Challenge

Diabetes UK’s annual Swim22 fundraising challenge is on course to be the most successful to date this year, with an increase in participation of more than 22 per cent. So far, almost 2,000 people have signed up for the challenge, where participants must swim 22 miles – the width of the Channel – in their […]

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Swimmers take the plunge at Brockwell Lido in aid of homeless
charity Crisis.

Swimmers Brave The Cold

Thousands of swimmers took part in festive swims in lidos across the country over the Christmas period, taking advantage of the comparatively mild winter weather. Over 110 swimmers and spectators attended the first Christmas Day Swim at Brockwell Lido, where the water temperature was around 7°C at the time of the dip. The swim was […]

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A secluded natural pool in the forest has won a major International
Award for its designers, Poolscape. Pic: Ian Thwaites.

Natural Pool Design Takes European Top Spot

Poolscape has scooped a major international award for a secluded natural pool, located in the heart of a forest in the Brecon National Park. The pool won a BIOTOP International Natural Pool Award for the best Natural Pool design, beating off entries from around Europe. Designed and built by Herefordshire-based Poolscape, the ‘forest pool’ was […]

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A Cut Above

Surrey-based Falcon Pools was named overall winner in the Residential Outdoor Pool of the Year category at this year’s UK Pool & Spa Awards, with this outstanding concrete tiled pool. Falcon Pools’ brief was to create a natural looking swimming pool that would blend well within the traditional surroundings of the property. A safety cover […]

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Leeds-based divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears made history for Britain
as they claimed the first ever diving gold medal for Team GB. Pic: SWpix.com.

Team GB Success Inspires The Next Generation

Team GB’s success in the pool at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has created a wave of people taking to the water, according to the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). Since Olympic fever took hold at the beginning of August, the association has been inundated with enquiries from people looking to get involved in pool-based sports. In […]

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The Perfect Storm

Lack of access to local swimming pools is the key factor in a disappointing decline of swimming participation since London 2012. The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) confirms, as of June 2015, there were 5,055 public swimming pools in England – that is 61 fewer pools than in 2013. “The biggest challenge facing the whole leisure […]

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Swimming pools are at the top of garden wish lists, according to new research.

Swimming Pools Top Garden Bucket Lists

Swimming pools have topped the list of lavish desires, with 74 per cent of Brits claiming that this would be their number one garden wish. In a survey of 1,000 UK adults by garden furniture retailer Alfresia, nearly three-quarters confessed that they long for a swimming pool, while 67 per cent say they would like […]

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Nuffield Health has revealed plans to grow its nationwide swim school.

Swimming Lesson Plans Reach Target

Nuffield Health plans to roll out a swimming lesson initiative for adults this year, after succeeding in its pledge to teach 10,000 children to swim in 2015. The swim school target was set following the 2014 Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) School Swimming Census which discovered that 45 per cent of children aged between seven and […]

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