Taunton Pool re-opening April 26 - Mark Foster to swim there in June

Taunton Pool re-opening April 26 - Mark Foster to swim there in June

Taunton Pool re-opening April 26 - Mark Foster to swim there in June

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SWIMMERS will be able to use Taunton Pool, on Station Road, from April 26, six months after it closed for a £1.2million refurbishment.

And Olympic swimmer Mark Foster – who won six world titles, ten Europeans and two Commonwealths - will officially re-open the facility on June 1, with a sparkling programme of events being put together.

The pool will be handed back to owners Taunton Deane Council by contractors Kier on April 22 following its first major overhaul since it opened 40 years ago.

It will boast modern village style changing rooms, a new steam room and new boilers.

Cllr Catherine Herbert, who holds the leisure services portfolio, said: “Both the council and (operators) Tone Leisure are really excited that the pool is to re-open this month. It’s been a massive project – but so well worth doing.

“We will have a fantastic pool that I know will be enjoyed and appreciated by swimmers now and in the future. I would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to achieve so much.”

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1:34pm Fri 11 Apr 14

swjoduk says...

Sadly no toddler pool for the little ones unlike Chilton and Strode
Sadly no toddler pool for the little ones unlike Chilton and Strode swjoduk
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3:31pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Slow down! says...

I can't help but think that both Taunton and St James pools should have been closed and a now pool built for the town that met all the requirements.

Firepool would have been a good site to use and you never know might have sparked the regeneration of the area.
I can't help but think that both Taunton and St James pools should have been closed and a now pool built for the town that met all the requirements. Firepool would have been a good site to use and you never know might have sparked the regeneration of the area. Slow down!
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10:41pm Fri 11 Apr 14

boliston says...

Perhaps a nice new 50m pool like Hengrove Park Liesure Centre in Bristol?
I guess 33m is still better than some towns that only have a 25m pool.
Perhaps a nice new 50m pool like Hengrove Park Liesure Centre in Bristol? I guess 33m is still better than some towns that only have a 25m pool. boliston
  • Score: 5

11:19pm Mon 14 Apr 14

gordonburnitt says...

What happened to the promised new pool at blackbrook? Is that still going to be built?
What happened to the promised new pool at blackbrook? Is that still going to be built? gordonburnitt
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