‘Dog Day Afternoon’ at the Pool

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‘Dog Day Afternoon’ at the Pool

On Sunday 30 September we got together with Portishead RNLI for 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. Two hundred dogs and their owners turned up to enjoy a splash in 29C comfort and there was much hilarity and splashing about as some nervous pooches clung to their owners or sat on their shoulders, whilst others dived in with gay abandon and had to be coaxed out at the end of their session...

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Mamma Mia 2 at the Pool is a Sellout!

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Mamma Mia 2 at the Pool is a Sellout!

We are excited to announce our first ever open air cinema event on Friday 7 September with a special screening of this summer’s latest blockbuster Mamma Mia 2. In association with the Curzon Cinema and the Torch Theatre Sunset Cinema, the Pool terraces will provide the perfect location to watch the movie when the sun sets. Tickets were released on Friday 27 July and sold out in 48 hours, with the Curzon website struggling to cope with the high demand at times.  We expected the event to be popular, but we...

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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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