For the first time in five months, I've been back in a swimming pool. It's different, but oh so very much needed.
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You may be grateful to know that this series of all the swimming pools I have swum in since April 2015 is now finally reaching an end. Yep, I’ve catalogued, reviewed, provided historical context, and useless background information about swimming pools in Greater London, in Stockport and Tameside. Well now it’s time to do the rest of the UK. For there’s three. And rather nicely there’s one in England, one in Scotland, and one in Wales. Don’t worry. It won’t take long. Wales Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre It’s 2015 and we’re on holiday in the Brecon Beacons with our (then) two and a half year old son. The weather isn’t great one day. What do you do on holidays with a toddler at such times? The swimming pool! It was a half hour drive from our cottage near Crickhowell, to Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, but when we got there we found a pretty modern six lane pool, with a smaller pool and a splash area featuring one of those giant mushrooms that water trickles over, making children all excited. There was a little slide too. And a big water flume, sadly not operational during our visit. But then toddler and... View Article
A brief history of local government, Olympians and Paralympians, No Diving signs and an in-depth discussion on swimming pool design changes since the 1980s.
I know! Even MORE about all the swimming pools I've been to! It's just mad! But this one talks about youth, bright blue walls, wave machines, and more. What else could you ask for?
Don't say you didn't think this one was coming. Especially not after an extensive blog post about how I track all the swimming I do. Yes, it's every swimming pool I've been in since 2015! Well, in London anyway.
On Monday 6 April 2015 I went swimming. I swam 70 lengths, in a 25m pool. Later that week I went another three times, and swam an additional 180 lengths. In total I swam a distance 6.25km. How do I know? Well...
Opened in 1906 as Tooting Bathing-Lake, the Lido is one of Britain's oldest outdoor swimming pools and took on much of its current form in the 1930s when changing rooms and a cafe were added.