Updates and news

Regular updates are posted on our Facebook to keep you up to date with what’s going on, here’s the post recent ones.

With the continuing uncertainty surrounding COVID19 and when swimming pools will be able to reopen, the committee has decided that it would be best for us to not open for this season.

It would take us 6 weeks to get the pool to a point where we were able to open to the public and as the summer presses on with no confirmation when we would be able to open we are slowly running out of time.

We will be taking this time to perform essential maintenance to the facility and look forward to seeing you all next summer.
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Due to the current uncertainty regarding Covid19, we are unable to open for May half-term. We will be posting updates as and when we know more based on government guidance.

We are incredibly sorry to have to make this decision but the pool takes 6 weeks to prepare for the upcoming season, this means our process would start now and, for obvious reasons, that is currently impossible.
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#DailySwimmingFact: On #NationalStressAwarenessDay - did you know that our #ValueofSwimming research found that compared to non-swimmers, open water swimmers say they feel 8.9% happier, while indoor swimmers feel 4.3% happier? #SE150

Full report here 👉 bit.ly/ValueofSwimming
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Nearly time for our last cold water swimming session. The water is 16.2°C, are you joining us? ...

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We have managed to source enough staff and volunteers for one final swim tomorrow evening before we turn the filters off. We hope to see you there! ...

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Who is joining us for cold water swim this morning? This may be our last one due to staff heading back to uni ...

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Who's coming for our cold water swim tonight at 6:30-7:30

The water temperature is 18.6°C
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We're looking forward to seeing everyone for cold swimming tomorrow!

After some support from the lido guide, we have decided to rescind the guidance published about wetsuits being compulsory.

Instead, you are welcome to make your own call though the staff will be being extra vigilant about getting people out if they are showing signs of being too cold.
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During cold water swimming this morning. 21°C. ...

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Looking forward to seeing everyone at the first cold water lane swimming tomorrow evening, 6:30pm till 7:30pm!

In line with ASA guidance when the water is 20 degrees or more no wetsuit will be required.

Water temperatures between 18 and 19.9 degrees swimmers can choose whether they wish to wear a wetsuit or not.

Water temperature between 16 and 17.9 degrees wetsuits will be compulsory.

Once the water temperature falls below 15.9 degrees we will no longer be opening for swimming.
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We will have cold water lane swimming on Friday and Sunday. Normal lane swim times for those days. Feel free to bring wetsuits etc! ...

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Unfortunately, that's us closed for the season. 🔒

A huge thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who help us keep this place open, without them we would have closed years ago. ☺️

We will still be running cold water swims for the brave souls who do open water swimming, more information will soon follow! ❄️

Next year if you would like to be invited to our end of season party pop down before we open to do some volunteering in helping us clean and get things ready for opening! 🎉
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Due to a turn in the weather we are unable to open for lane swim. Apologies for any inconvenience caused ...

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Is it the weather for a lovely swim? ☀️

Decide for yourself, pop down for a quick refreshing dip 🏊‍♂️
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We are happy to announce that we will be running cold water lane swimming on a Friday evening and a Sunday morning throughout September for as long as we have the staff available to do so! More details will follow. ...

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Outdoor pools always get filled with small stones, sand, leaves and other small bits of debris.

Our pool cleaner, Pablo, sucks up these bits to keep the pool nice and clean. As part of our cleaning schedule the pool cleaner goes into the pool at the end of every day, keeping the water crystal clear!

One of our supervisors stuck a GoPro to it whilst it was in during lunch break

The video is sped up by 400%
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Why not come for a relaxing swim in the sun 🏊🏻‍♀️

If swimming isn't for you then we have sun loungers, get yourself a late summer tan! ☀️
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A huge good luck to everyone, including some of our lifeguards, who are picking up their A-level results today 🤞 ...

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Get yourself down while the sun is shining! ☀️

Press the get directions button down below now! 😀
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What a difference an hour makes, we will be open for the 4:30pm till 6:30pm session! ...

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Huge thank you to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling for our new pool furniture, we love it! ...

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We've been informed that our aquafit instructor is away for the next three weeks including tomorrow.

We're really sorry
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11 months ago

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool

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We are so grateful for the outpouring of support that we received recently with the announcement of the diving board and prior to the season with the slide.

There have been some brilliant fundraising suggestions, and we would love to pursue each and every one of them.

However, we just don't have the people available.

If you could spare some of your time to help us fund raise for the pool, the slide, the diving board, etc we would be so incredibly grateful.

As a charity we rely on support from the community, without you we can't remain open.

We also have a go fund me for both the slide and the diving board:

www.gofundme.com/f/diving-platform

uk.gofundme.com/f/stanhope-pool
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As many of you will be aware our diving board has been out of action lately. After speaking to a specialist we have had to make the decision to take it permanently out of action.

The board was given to us second hand around 12 years ago when the old stanley pool closed and has reached the end of its life. The framework is starting to show signs of fatigue.

We will be trying to replace it, however we will have to replace it with a diving platform rather than a springboard as the pool isn't deep enough for a springboard to be safely installed and used.

We have been quoted around £1700 for a new diving platform. And will be fundraising in order to try and have one by next season. As we are a charity with only 5 years left on our lease we are unable currently to apply for capital funding and use other funding avenues for more pressing needs such as new filters etc.
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Perfect day for a swim! The water is 27.7°C ...

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Due to the trainer being on holiday aquafit will not be on tomorrow. We will be open as usual for all other sessions ...

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We are open! The pool is 27°C and there is already a queue outside ...

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Due to continued plant room failure from the power cut we are unable to open for the 4:30pm till 6:30pm session.

We are so sorry for any disappointment
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Unfortunately due to a power cut last night we have been unable to restart the plant room. This is affecting water quality and temperature.

We will be unable to open for the 2pm till 4pm session. We are trying to be able to open for the late afternoon session.

We are so sorry for any disappointment.
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It's looking like it's going to be a lovely week.

Please note that on days like today we will be incredibly busy, our capacity in the pool is 90 people and once that is reached we cannot let any more people in.

We hate to have people disappointed but it's a first come and first serve basis.

Our staff do their best to keep as many people happy as possible.
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The lane ropes are in, we're ready for lane swim. Are you joining us? ...

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We're looking forward to seeing everyone for aquafit tomorrow from 10am-11am. Will we see you there? ...

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Great to see the swimming club in last night! 🏊 ...

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We're now on summer time!

That means lane swim from 6:30-7:30 on weekdays

Don't let the rain put you off, our pool is still heated to at least 27°C!
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We have new recycling bins, please help us to reduce our impact by using the correct bins.

This helps us keep the recycling separate and means no one needs to sort through bin bags in order to recycle things.
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12 months ago

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool

We are sad to announce that due to a continued lack of availability from our trainer we are having to cancel Saturday aquafit.

Friday will be going ahead as normal but will be from 10am till 11am from this week.
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We're open today! Pop down for a refreshing swim! 🏊 ...

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12 months ago

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool

Due to a lack of continued interest in the swimming lessons, we have had to cancel them. It was not feasible for the swimming school to travel all this way for such a small number of people. ...

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Huge congratulations to everyone who passed today ...

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Aquafit is not on today or tomorrow, however swimming lessons will be running as normal tomorrow. ...

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12 months ago

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool

Good news! We will be open tomorrow. However, aquafit is unfortunately not on tomorrow or Saturday. Other than that, business as usual! ...

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Congratulations for our 5 Lifeguards who passed their 2-year requalification! ...

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Unfortunately due to circumstances outside of our control we will be unable to open today, we are sorry for the inconvenience ...

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Just a reminder that Aquafit is from 6:30pm-7:30pm tomorrow instead of the morning due to a festival booking. ...

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It's the first day of summer today 🌞

‍Hit the "Get Directions" button below to come for a summer swim! 🏊
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