Adlington fights to preserve swimming pools


Olympic swimming champions Duncan Goodhew and Rebecca Adlington have joined forces with the British swimming sponsor British Gas and the ASA to support the launch of a new website Pool Watch, to provide a potential lifeline for local communities fighting to keep their local swimming pools afloat.

Swimming is the UK’s biggest participation sport, and more than 3 million people swim once a week. Nevertheless, 63 UK public sector swimming pools closed in 2009, while only 28 pools opened. There was also a 27% decrease in the number of school pools between 2002 and 2009.



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