Adlington fights to preserve swimming pools

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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.

Source: swimming.org

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