Swimming Pool Transformation
Our Nursery and Pre School children were very excited to be the first to try out our new swimming pool area and changing rooms.
Over the summer, there has been a complete refurbishment of the changing rooms and the main pool area is now a lighter and brighter space, enhancing the user experience.
In addition to our own pupils, the pool is widely used by members of the community, including local schools and swim schools, and the works have brought the facility into the 21st Century so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come. Over the years countless children have enjoyed swimming lessons in the pool, although some may recall when it was a less enticing outdoor pool (built by a number of boys who dug out and added to the size of a lily pond in the school garden for conversion to a swimming pool), which first opened in the 1930s!
Director of Sport at St Hugh’s, Katie Felton, is proud to welcome back swimmers:
“We are delighted that our pool now reflects the fantastic level of teaching delivered here and are proud of the strong links we have with local clubs and schools who use our facilities.
As a School, all of our pupils benefit from weekly swimming lessons and our provision sees a clear progressive pathway from our youngest Nursery children aged just two to our eldest pupils in Year 8. This year the St Hugh’s Swim Squad competed at national level, travelling to London to swim in the Olympic pool where they came away with bronze medals. To have a facility that now matches our performance and achievements is a huge development for us. We are sure that everyone who uses the pool will be amazed at the transformation and we can’t wait to welcome them back.”
- Black and white photo: Teacher Sgt. William Raw starting swimming races in the original pool!