The coronavirus lockdown and uncertainty over summer holidays has led to a boom in business for the UK residential pool sector. Sussex based Compass Pools reported a 600% increase in orders with ‘swimming pools’ becoming one of the top 10 Googled products in the UK. To meet increased demand the company is now on a […]
Watergate School, in the London Borough of Lewisham, is a priceless asset for children with severe learning difﬁculties. The school’s 90 pupils, aged between three and 11, include some with profound and multiple learning difﬁculties and many wheelchair users. Watergate’s hydrotherapy pool is particularly valuable for their development, using programmes developed by the NHS physiotherapists based at the school, who also run after school sessions for a baby and toddler groups and visits from another local special school. “As you can appreciate the swimming pool is very important to our school and its pupils,” says Watergate School’s Nick Frost.
Sport England has also announced a one-year investment in the ASA’s plans to tackle the decline in the number of people swimming regularly seen since 2006. £3.5 million of investment will help the ASA