Number of School Swimming Pools in UK Falls by 50% Denting London 2012 Legacy

July 25, 2013

Britain’s Amateur Swimming Association (ACA) stated that the number of open school pools has fallen by half since the 1990s.

The ACA has stated that in the two years since London hosted the Olympics, 17 public pools have closed.

Although the Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park is set to open next spring as a 2,500-seat leading swimming venue, the ASA claims that school children are losing out on opportunities to gain critical swimming skills.

The announcement comes on the heels of major athletic venues, including Sheffield’s Don Valley Stadium, being axed.