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Hundreds sign up to new pool
THE new pool at Trinity Sports and Leisure has seen 650 new members sign up within just four days of its opening.
1610, which runs the facility next to Chilton Trinity School, says ten schools have signed up for school sessions and it is aiming to sign up 1,000 children for private swimming lessons.
Around 40 members of Bridgwater Amateur Swimming Club attended their first training session in the new pool when it opened on Friday, March 1.
The club, which is holding two training sessions a week in the new pool, said it expects membership to increase now it has a Bridgwater base.
Sam Taylor of Sedgemoor District Council told the Mercury: “The council is absolutely delighted with the new pool and café at Trinity Sports and Leisure.
“The new facilities have a real buzz around them.
“We have been pleased to see such a broad spectrum of ages, and swimming abilities, using the pool.
“The café has also been an excellent addition to the site and is already turning into a well-used community and social space.”
The facility has become so popular some guests have reported having problems parking.
A temporary overflow car park at Wembdon Cricket Club (left turn after the school car park) will be available until after the site is completed.
Improvements are being made to signage to further highlight the extra parking.
Ms Taylor added: “We know parking on the site, particularly during school operating hours, is a visitor concern.
“Demolition of the old school buildings is nearly complete and the first phase of additional car parking is hoping to be released in mid-March 2013. This will provide around 30 additional car parking spaces.
“From March onwards further parking bays and landscaping will be completed in phases. The site is expected to be completed by midsummer 2013.”