On Monday 5th June, the newly refurbished Swimming Pool at the St Alban’s Sports Centre, Ampleforth was formally re-opened after a recent £125,000 renovation programme.
The refurbishment included new lining and tiling throughout, an improved filtration system, as well as improvements to the surrounding viewing area and relaxed seating and refreshment facilities in the reception lobby.
The 25m, six-lane swimming pool was formally blessed by Fr John Fairhurst, Chaplain at St Martin’s Ampleforth Prep School, before being declared officially open by Deirdre Rowe, Associate Headteacher at Ampleforth College. The girls and boys from both the Prep School and the College enjoy regular lessons and activity sessions in the swimming pool, which is also open to members of the public. The newly refurbished pool offers a variety of activities including dedicated sessions for parents and toddlers, as well as weekly ‘Swim Fit’ classes, which are designed to build on technique and endurance.
Jason Brown, Centre Manager, says: “The recent investment in the Sports Centre has really enhanced our facilities and provides a more enjoyable experience for all our users. We are dedicated to providing the best possible, city-standard facilities and services in a truly unique location and would invite you to come and see what we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you and sharing this wonderful facility with you!"
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