Spotlight on Kingsteignton Swimming Pool

For the last 38 years we have provided the community of Kingsteignton with a unique outdoor swimming experience. We cater for all, including the local schools, swimming club and people with disabilities.

Our junior members make good use of the pool: learning to swim, meeting their friends and having fun with the inflatables. Parents recognise the benefits to their children’s development – socialising in a family-friendly, safe and well equipped environment. We provide further facilities for the young and old alike, with recent improvements to the toddler pool and its surrounds and the introduction of cut price ‘OAP’ swims at £2.50 per time for those aged 65 and over. Our adult and child memberships offer unlimited swimming.

Aquafit returns this season on Wednesday evenings, and there's a new session on Monday mornings - come along and give it a try! It's for men and women, and members have a discounted rate of just £1. Adult technique and tone is another new session for adults to come and train whilst getting advice on stroke technique from the teacher. The pool, together with BBQ and your choice of music, is available for private hire providing a memorable party, enjoyed by all who attend. The health and safety of our users is paramount and all our sessions are supervised under the watchful eye of our qualified lifeguard team.

Want your child to learn to swim? We can help! Following the successful introduction of our Saturday Swim School last year, it returns this year and so do our intensive week-long swimming lessons in the school holidays. These small classes will ensure your child makes good progress with our experienced, qualified swimming teachers. We're starting swimming lessons on a Tuesday night too! Enquiries for adult swimming lessons are welcome as well. Bookings and enquiries can be made by calling Clair on 07966 473807 or emailing swimlessonskingsteignton@gmail.com

We are grateful for all the support we’ve received, through grants, donations and ongoing community fundraising. Regular activities include the monthly bingo, lottery, sponsored dog walk, Christmas Santa float and our teddy tombola that we're hoping to take to more local events in 2017. And, of course, big thanks to the organisers of the ever-popular Dartmoor Classic, who have supported the pool for the last five years. Without this support, we would not have been able to update and improve facilities at the pool for our users and spectators.

The commitment of the committee remains strong and we thank all of our volunteers and the generosity of local supporters and the Town Council. Many items are essential, but not visible to users of the pool, for example, the replacement of the pumps to both the main and toddler pools at the end of the 2015 season. This work was vital and very costly. We need to maintain our fundraising efforts against a background of ever-increasing regular outgoings and maintenance costs, such as rising fuel and energy prices, and introduction of the National Living Wage for our staff. We need to be prepared for all eventualities, for example, having to repair major storm damage to the roof of the garage and the female changing area just before the 2016 season. We are continually looking to improve the experience for our visitors. With the continued support of local grants and fund raising our new toilets and showers in the female changing area will be completed for the start of the 2017 season.

The pool will be opened at 1pm on Saturday 22nd April - please come along and support us! We are looking forward to another successful season. If you have never used Kingsteignton Swimming Pool before – why not come along and give us a try? You can find us on Meadowcroft Drive in Kingsteignton. Full details of our opening hours, session times and charges are available on our website at www.kingsteigntonswimmingpool.org.uk or find us on Facebook.

If you need to call us we're on 01626 366480. For pool hire bookings please contact Sandra by calling 07725 001136 or emailing kingsteigntonpool@gmail.com

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