Swimmers are able to take the plunge once again following the refurbishment of the Link Centre’s pool.
The pool at the West Swindon leisure centre re-opened on Friday 16 September after being closed for seven weeks, with the poolside and changing rooms completely transformed.
The £90,000 programme has seen the cubicles, toilets, showers and tiling replaced, while further retiling around the pool itself was also carried out. The closure also allowed for maintenance work to be carried out on the roof pillars.
As the pool re-opens local residents are encouraged join the Big Splash. The Big Splash is a national swimming campaign, supported by the BBC, which has been promoted by comedian David Walliams swimming the Thames.
Cllr Keith Williams, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Corporate Services, said: “The Link Centre’s pool has been in need of refurbishment and I’m really pleased we have been able to improve these facilities.
“I’m sure swimmers will notice a real difference, particularly with the work that has been carried out in the pool area and the changing rooms.”
For more information about swimming opportunities in Swindon log onto:www.swindon.gov.uk/swimming
Swimmers can register on the big splash web site and benefit from various offers and discounts at: http://www.swimming.org/bigsplash/what
Top, Keith Williams trying out the refurbished pool. Below, Keith with Link Centre programme manager Dave Maine