Anglesey Swimming Pool Closure Plans Anger
by Chris, IOASC Coach and Treasurer
Last week Anglesey County Council announced plans to close two of the three public swimming pools on the island. 300 people met in Amlwch on Thursday evening to discuss this.
A further meeting is planned for Wed 5 July at the memorial hall in Amlwch at 7pm.
Clwb Nofio Ynys Mon are dismayed at the proposed closures which will inevitably reduce pool time available for our swimmers.
There will also be massive knock on effects on schools and other pool users.
As an island community we believe it is vital that our children (and older people) are able to learn to swim confidently.
This story has been featured on BBC national news and Leisure Management magazine.
Note: There is a public meeting at Holyhead Leisure Centre on Friday, 6 August 2009.
Any member of the public can attend and contribute their view.
Further note: And what would closure of the swimming pools do for the health of Anglesey people.
Swimming is one of the best exercises you can do to reduce the risk of long term chronic illnesses such as heart disease.
Why is swimming prescribed by so many GP's as a means of getting back to good health and wellness?
Would the proposed closures help public health targets on the island?
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