We hope you are as excited as we are, to come back to the pool next month. You may have already heard that we’re extending our season by two weeks; a week at each end. We have our exclusive Season Ticket Day on Wednesday 10th May and public opening is on Thursday 11th May from 7am.

Some important dates:

Saturday 29th April from 10-11am we would like to invite any potential volunteers to come along and find out about opportunities to help at the pool. It can be a few hours a week or more and we are quite flexible from week to week. We would welcome our existing volunteers too, of course, and you can see some of the changes and duties for this season.
The following week is the Coronation weekend and we’re involved in the Big Picnic in the Abbey Grounds from midday on

Sunday 7th May. Do come and see us on our stall where we have a Lucky Dip and a book stall to promote the Pool. If you are free and would like to help on the stall, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., we would love some help.
Another date for your diary is Saturday 3rd June, when we are having our annual Splash Day. We are busy planning for this and hope to have games in the pool, stalls and Aqua Aerobics. It will be a Drop In day so no pre booking for anything, not even Aqua Aerobics. Just come along and enjoy the day.

Thank you to our volunteers

There has been a hive of activity throughout the winter. The Solar Panels are now in place and generating electricity. Thank you to all of you who contributed to make this possible!

There has been frenzied activity from our wonderful Maintenace team – they have repaired many elements in the Boiler Room, emptied and scrubbed clean the pool and are now plastering walls, replacing tiles and painting the pool. We are excited to say that it is nearly ready for filling up! Our Volunteer who kindly builds and runs our website has been busy for months organising and testing it, ready for you when you started to buy your Season tickets on 1st April – thank you for all the hard work on this. Our flower boxes are ready to be filled and new compost has kindly been donated by Tesco. If you have any spare bedding plants, please bring them along to the pool on 29th April. The big pre-season clean is underway so that everything will be spick and span by 10th May, ready for you all to enjoy.

Other News

Do look out for Cotswold Life as we are featured in there – lots of information you may not know, along with some photos from our archives.

Our book stall in the Corn Hall has been busy throughout the winter with a wide selection of books to buy on Mondays to Thursdays. Donations of books are very welcome, to the pool or to the Corn Hall during opening times. The bookstall raises about £2,000 pa towards pool maintenance and upkeep. Many thanks to Wildmoor Properties for their support.

Season Tickets are selling well. Party bookings are now available for Wednesdays and Saturdays. We are delighted to be offering Aqua Aerobics again this year on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and the Inclusive Swim session on Sundays in termtime with an additional Tuesday slot in the Summer holidays.

 Last year we trialled an Adult and Pre-school slot in the little pool. This was well received, so we are offering two sessions on Tuesdays this season in termtime and dropping to one in the Summer holidays. One of the sessions will be run alongside Aqua Aerobics so you can listen to the music while playing with your child in the little pool.

 Our Youth Evening starts on Friday 12th May and only Schools Years 7-11 (Secondary School) are eligible. It costs £1 and will be from 7.15-8.30. The Tuck Shop will be open but hot food will be finished by 8pm.

By popular demand, we have organized many more Moon and Dawn swims, mostly aimed at adults but including a couple of Family swims in June and July.

We look forward to seeing you again next month.


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