University swimming facilities open to public after £2.5 million investment

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The swimming pool after the refurbishment

The University of Liverpool’s swimming pool has reopened following a £2.5million refurbishment.

The University’s 33 metre and six lane swimming pool and fitness facilities are open to members of the public as well as staff and students.

Andy Craig, Director of Sport at the University of Liverpool, said: “The University’s pool has been an important community asset since it opened in 1966. This refurbishment has given the pool and changing facilities a modern facelift, as well as making it more environmentally friendly. We hope that people from the local community, staff and students come along to try out the facilities which you can do on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis or as a member.”

The replacement of the glazed panelling on the Oxford Street side of the pool with an environmentally- friendly insulating cladding system was a major element of the refurbishment. This new feature reduces the amount of energy needed to warm the pool in winter, yet keep it cool in the summer. A new false ceiling above the pool and the installation of an energy efficient mechanical plant also make carbon savings.

The University’s refurbished facility offers a comprehensive programme of swimming for all age groups and all abilities including life-guard training and swimming lessons for both children and adults. The pool is also home to the Liverpool Penguins Swimming Club.

The second phase of improvements to the fitness facilities at the Sports Centre will be completed in September 2012 and will more than double the size of the fitness area as well as provide an integrated, state-of-the-art weight training facility and dance studio.

For more information about the facilities and services provided by the University of Liverpool, or to arrange a courtesy tour please email Leeann Shaw, or telephone 0151 794 3314 or visit the Sport Liverpool website.

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The swimming pool before the refurbishment

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