Community pool is back in business

Metheringham swimming Pool opening day celebrations. L-R Ethan Bellamy 10, Billy Shaw 10 and Harry Shaw 12. EMN-161107-110723001
Metheringham swimming Pool opening day celebrations. L-R Ethan Bellamy 10, Billy Shaw 10 and Harry Shaw 12. EMN-161107-110723001

Metheringham open air swimming pool is now open for business after being saved from closure following a public meeting in May.

A new committee has been formed after concerns the pool may close due to increasing costs and an official re-opening event was held on Saturday - despite the heavy rain.

Metheringham swimming Pool opening day celebrations. Committee members celebrate the opening. EMN-161107-110654001

Metheringham swimming Pool opening day celebrations. Committee members celebrate the opening. EMN-161107-110654001

Pool co-ordinator Laura Coggins said: “We had a really good day, despite the weather. It was a lovely atmosphere in the afternoon as it got busier and we had lots of stalls and food.”

The pool received 141 swimmers during the day, split into hourly sessions to allow more to enjoy it. After cost deductions Mrs Coggins reckoned the pool will have earned about £1,400.

She said: “The support from the community has been lovely. Children said they loved swimming in the rain.”

She thanked the support of all the volunteers and committee members which has helped raise the profile of the pool to keep it going. It will open after school for children in the evenings and will be open daily for the summer holidays from July 25.

Metheringham swimming Pool opening day celebrations. EMN-161107-110031001

Metheringham swimming Pool opening day celebrations. EMN-161107-110031001

To find out more call 01526 888146 or email: metheringhamswimmingpool@outlook.com

Metheringham swimming Pool opening day celebrations. L-R Ella Reed 4 and Briony West 4. EMN-161107-110739001

Metheringham swimming Pool opening day celebrations. L-R Ella Reed 4 and Briony West 4. EMN-161107-110739001