The death of a swimming pool

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When the Dagenham swimming pool in East London, England was to be demolished after 32 years in service, they chose a rather different end to its history. Relaunched as a BMX park, Nike 6.0 “The Pool” provides free access from May 16 to June 12, when the venue will be demolished. The pool was closed for swimming last month to make way for the new Becontree Heath Leisure Centre, including a 25 metre, 10 lane swimming pool, learner pool, four badminton courts, café 100 station fitness suite and two workout studios, due to open at the end of May. Via www.simma.nu/no

The Pool – The Full Story from Nike 6.0 on Vimeo.

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