Longest Day Swim – Friday 22 June 2018

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Longest Day Swim – Friday 22 June 2018

Would you  like to join our Pool Supporters Team for a sponsored swim at our Longest Day Swim event on Friday 22 June?  Our team swim slot is from 8am to 9.30am  but if you are unable to make this time, we will try to accommodate you on request between 12.30 pm and 4pm or from 6:00pm to 7.30pm.  The aim is to swim as many laps as you can in half an hour but it is not a race and you can swim at a pace which is comfortable for you. Also, this year we have some specialist swim tuition available from 1pm to 4pm,...

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7th Annual Inter Schools Gala 12 July 2018

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7th Annual Inter Schools Gala 12 July 2018

For the 7th year running all five Portishead Junior Schools entered teams from Years 3 to 6 in our Annual Inter Schools Gala  and competed in heats and finals to win the coveted Arthur Grannan Champions Cup. Despite the early morning rain, 250 children lined up to race in 88 races which concluded with the very popular Year Team Relay Races . All schools swam very competitive races with the competition being the closest it has been since the event began in 2012. But the undefeated champions for the 7th year...

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Joyce Cooper 1949-2018

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Joyce Cooper 1949-2018

We are very sad to announce that Joyce passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday 11 April after a short illness.  Joyce was born in Salford and moved to Portishead in 1986.  She was closely involved with the pool since the fight to save it from closure in 2008.  She took part in the televised makeover and was a life member of Portishead Pool Community Trust, a regular volunteer and management team member as well as being the second longest serving Trustee.  She  was also a dear friend and colleague for many...

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You’re #TopDog – Dog and Owner Water Safety Swim – Sunday 30 September

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Portishead Open Air Pool is getting together with Portishead RNLI to organise a special event allowing dogs and their human families to enjoy a heated swim together whilst learning how to keep them and their owners safe in and around water. If they don’t fancy getting their feet (or paws) wet there will be local vets and pet shops available to answer questions and there may even be a treat or two available! Dogs and owners swim events are increasingly popular throughout the world, with public swimming pools...

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Portishead Popsicle Cold Water Gala – 16 December 2017

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Portishead Popsicle Cold Water Gala – 16 December 2017

On Saturday 16 December, more than 150 swimmers from all over the country, including West Wales and Birmingham and as far away as Newcastle on Tyne, descended on our Pool to compete in the second Popsicle cold water gala held at the lido since it has been run by the community.  With a 2C air temperature and the water at 4.5C it qualified as an Ice Swim based on the standards of the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA), but that added to the challenge for the intrepid swimmers who took part in 100m, 300m...

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Festive Fun – Free Christmas and Boxing Day Events!

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Festive Fun – Free Christmas and Boxing Day Events!

We would like to invite you all to our free community events on Christmas and Boxing  Day mornings Christmas morning. Come and join us for a bracing cold water dip to build up your appetite for Christmas lunch. Doors open at 1015 to be in the water at 1030 for a mass start. We’ll clear the pool at 1100 to give everybody time to go home and tend to the roasties. Changing rooms will be open, and hot showers available after your dip. Wetsuits, Christmas jumpers, Santa hats and reindeer antlers welcome but not...

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