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Deepings' swimming pool to reopen to visitors from September 7




South Holland families can go for a swim again just outside the area when a sports centre reopens its pool for the first time in nearly six months.

Deepings Leisure Centre, off Park Road, Deeping St James, will welcome swimmers back from Monday after the coronavirus pandemic forced its managers, 1Life, to close the pool in March.

Safety measures, including a one-way system inside the centre, swimming sessions of up to an hour, regular cleaning, non-use of lockers, limited use of changing rooms and showers, are in place to protect swimmers and staff.

Deepings Leisure Centre is welcoming swimmers back to its pool from Monday, September 7.Photo by David Pearson.
Deepings Leisure Centre is welcoming swimmers back to its pool from Monday, September 7.Photo by David Pearson.

Mark Braithwaite, chief executive officer for 1Life, said: "Re-opening our swimming pools is something we have been working hard towards and I am sure this will be well-received by our local swimmers and swim clubs.

"We want to ensure that customers feel comfortable and safe when using our facilities and we will continue to review and monitor our swimming pool operation."

Coun Barry Dobson, cabinet member for growth and leisure at South Kesteven District Council, said: "Going for a swim will be a little different but the changes are in place to protect customers and staff and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

"Without them the pools could not reopen and I am sure people will get used to them as they welcome the opportunity to go swimming again."

Swim sessions can be booked seven days in advance by visiting www.1Life.co.uk or through the 1Life app.

Please note that the pool will also be available for use by Deepings Swimming Club and for private swimming lessons, with a timetable still to be confirmed.



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