25/04/2012 - Permalink

Closure of Oswestry Leisure Centre’s main swimming pool this Thursday afternoon

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The main swimming pool at Oswestry Leisure Centre will be closed for public use tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 26 April 2012) from 2pm onwards, reopening as normal on Friday (27 April 2012). 

The temporary closure is to allow the installation of competitive swimming backstroke flags and start mooring points.  Backstroke flags are a necessary requirement to indicate competitive backstroke swimmers the end of the length is 5 metres away. The start mooring point is for the fitment of false start ropes. Both installations require threads to be drilled into the poolside in order to attach the relevant posts. 

The rest of Oswestry Leisure Centre will be unaffected and remain open as per normal programme through Thursday afternoon, including the teaching pool. 

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for active and healthy lifestyles, said: 

“It is fantastic that we are upgrading the main swimming pool with the installation of this professional equipment, and assure the keen swimming public that the pool will become a wider-used facility once this upgrade is in place.”