The swimming pool at Hyndburn Leisure Centre reopened this week after a 12-week closure for refurbishment. Investment from Hyndburn Borough Council, Prospects Foundation and Hyndburn Leisure has shown a major improvement to the centre, with new tiles, ceiling and a depth reduction to create a new training pool. As well as improving the facilities, the centre will also benefit from increased energy efficiency and a reduction in CO2 emissions.

The Pool Hall was officially opened by members of Accrington Swimming Club, who have been long-term users of the centre.

A spokesperson for the swimming club said, “It’s great to be back after a few weeks away. Our members have been looking forward to this for weeks now, with tonight our first session back in the pool. The refurbishment looks great and has really given the building a lift.”

Steve Tanti, Chief Executive of Hyndburn Leisure said, “Hyndburn Leisure Centre is now over 40 years old, and we understand that customers want to swim or exercise in a modern environment. We are exploring all options to upgrade our facilities and are delighted with the opportunity to upgrade the pool hall. We hope customers are happier with the way the pool hall looks and we really appreciate their patience whilst we have been closed. We’ve introduced a new swimming pool programme, expanded our range of swimming lessons and hope to introduce some new water based fitness classes in the training pool. These are all positive outcomes which wouldn’t have happened without the refurbishment. We’d like to thank Hyndburn Borough Council and the Prospects Foundation for funding the scheme”

“Our learn to swim programme is back and filling up fast, so we are adding new sessions which are now available. Learning to swim is one of the most important life skills for a child to learn, and Hyndburn Leisure has a team of qualified, dedicated instructors eager to help.”

Cllr Ken Moss, Portfolio Holder for Leisure said, “The Council has continued to invest in leisure facilities over the last few years. Despite the Government continuing to reduce the local government settlement, we recognise the importance of encouraging our residents to be physically active which is why we continue to try to fund the development of facilities where we are able to do so”

More information on swimming lessons or general swimming is available on 01254 385 845.

Or for Accrington Swimming Club information