Report On The Future of Swimming Pools in England

A new report from Swim England A Decade of Decline shows a worrying future for our swimming pools. At current rates, by the end of the decade almost 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever, threatening the future of our aquatic sports and leaving millions shut out of the activities they love.

The report shows that for every £1 spent on community sport and physical activity nearly £4 is generated for the English economy and society.

Weekly swimming saves the NHS and social care system more than £357 million each year.

Swim England is calling for the government to invest £1 billion into public leisure to enable local councils to build the new pools and refurbish existing ones to ensure we have the pools we need for the future.

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Source: Swim England