Welcome to Carnforth Community Swimming Pools new website Est 2022. We hope you are able to find everything you need and more here.
The pool opened its doors back in 1978, with a focus on the physical and mental health benefits of swimming, and in particular with a view to reducing the number of youngsters tragically drowning in water filled quarries, rivers, canal and sea that had been occurring locally at that time. It was owned by Lancashire County Council and operated by the Lancashire City Council until 2017 when it was decided to close the Pool due to unsustainable financial losses.
At that time, and with the impending closure of a valuable local amenity asset, a group of dedicated and enthusiastic voluntary founder Trustees decided to form a not-for-profit charitable organisation to save the Pool for the local community, and successfully managed to ‘re-open the doors’ of Carnforth Pool in February 2018 after the Council granted a 125 year lease with an annual peppercorn rent. Since then, all age groups, and predominately by youngsters and PTAs from Twenty+ local schools, who have enjoyed being taught to swim, have used the facility.
The late Councillor Pat Wooff is seen on the extreme left in the bottom photo at the original 1978 opening along with Harold Bridges OBE, founder of the Harold and Alice Bridges Charity, centre photo. Pat also had the honour of re-opening the Pool at the official ceremony in 2018, when the Pool became a Charitable Trust.
Financial support with Government grants, Carnforth Town Council, Carnforth Rotary and other fundraising gas kept the Pool financially stable through the Covid lockdowns. After the third national lockdown, it reopened April 2021, but is still in need of external funding to provide more than just the basics.
Donations for general fundraising support, or for a specific activity, are therefore always welcome, so please see our fundraising page to see the various options on how you can help, some of which simply include registering Carnforth-Pool when shopping on online shopping platforms
The pool provides health and wellbeing to people of all ages, a hub where people can meet, get fit, keep fit and have fun.
As a not-for-profit, private company, its income supports the future growth with profits feeding back into maintenance and improvement, ensuring it is here for future generations.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
always kind and helpful staff. good prices, lots of extra activities to book on to in the holidays for all ages, local and profits go back into the pool. we go every week!
Great staff and great place to take children and babies. Thumbs up
Great place to take your children for swimming lessons. Fantastic team at the pool, nothing's too much trouble. Very encouraging & supportive, whatever level of ability the children have. Very highly recommended. Thank you.
Carnforth Learn to swim programme was fantastic! My children developed amazingly over the week and one of them even managed her 15 meters.
The swimming teachers and pool staff are brilliant. Fully recommend
My girls absolutely love the float session. It was fab that we could go whenever in the holidays as well. We’re very much looking forward to the Halloween party x
Thank you for putting on the family float sessions, it enabled Cousins/Granny/Grumpa/Aunties/Uncles to have some much needed family time without breaking any rules! The pool was very clean & covid safe measures in place, thanks again x
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