New Earswick Swimming Pool is Open for Business

by Editorial Team
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It is approaching 3 years since a small group of volunteers, known as the Friends of New Earswick Swimming Pool, took on the day to day running and development of the swimming pool in New Earswick, after it had been threatened with closure by a local Housing Trust.

“It’s been a steep learning curve for us” said volunteer Chris Marsden “and we’ve faced a lot of challenges along the way—the most serious which was being closed for 6 months during the national ‘lockdowns’ in 2020 & 2021. We’re a registered charity and we receive no regular support from local authorities or our landlords—all our income comes from pool fees and donations. But we’re back open now and alongside the swimming lessons, baby/toddler groups, junior training, disability swimming and scuba diving that take place at the pool, we’re delighted to relaunch public swim session too.

“We’re a great place to come for a swim, as our sessions are limited to 15 people at a time, so there’s plenty of space to swim or to play. There’s a large play park and cafe next door and we’re easily accessible too being on the No. 1 & 13 bus routes and having a large free car park”

Chris explained that the public swim sessions cost only £4 per adult (£2.50 Juniors 4-17, 3 and Under Free) for a 40 minutes swim and take place on a Sunday & Monday 8.00-10.00am, Tuesday 7.00-9.00pm and Sunday 1.30-3.30pm.

Sessions must be pre-booked and pre-paid using www.bookwhen.com/newearswickpool. To find out more about the pool visit www.friendsofnewearswickpool.co.uk

We are sure that you’ll agree that the pool is a great asset to New Earswick and the surrounding communities. The pool is 100% self-funded and is reliant on donations. Every penny raised through fundraising, such as our lottery or raffles, goes back in to maintaining and developing the pool. If you would like to donate and help keep the pool running you can through the following channels.

FoNESP Lottery: https://www.friendsofnewearswickpool.co.uk/fonesp-lottery
Just Giving: https://www.justgiving.com/friendsofnewearswickswimmingpool
Easy Fundraising: https://bit.ly/2NBTq58
Amazon Smile: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1188111-0

Contact Friends of New Earswick Swimming Pool at Hawthorne Terrace, New Earswick, York YO32 4AQ. Email: enquires@friendsofnewearswickpool.co.uk or call: 07458 303591.

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