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Opening Day News – Press Release

Posted by on 1 May, 2013 in Press releases | 0 comments

A combination of sunshine and warm water on the opening day of the season at Portishead Open Air Pool created perfect conditions for the West of England MS Therapy Centre marathon swim .  Sixteen determined swimmers clocked up 1258 lengths between them, the equivalent distance to the London Marathon also taking place that weekend.   Organiser Jenny Barstow said “We had a great time and a very successful day.  Thanks to our amazing swimmers and the support of the Pool, we have so far raised over £2000 to help the work of the Therapy...

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Community Trust gets ready for new season at Pool

Posted by on 14 Feb, 2013 in Press releases | 0 comments

Volunteers are rolling up their sleeves to get Portishead Open Air Pool spick and span ahead of the planned opening date of 20 April.  Improvements include updating the ladies’ showers and a new floor finish in the changing room corridor.  And as well as the usual cleaning and painting chores, more of the 50 year old paving slabs are being lifted to make way for new ones in the entrance area and a non slip surface down the left hand side of the pool.  This is the second stage of a rolling programme to replace the old chipped and cracked...

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