Over two million litres of water!
Corby pool officially opens
After years of preparation and building the new pool opens its doors to the general public.
It was opened by Olympic swimmer and Strictly Come Dancing star Mark Foster.
The facility, which cost around £19 million, has some of the best features in Northamptonshire including state of the art moving floors and a partition. This allows the 50m Olympic length pool to be split into three sections.
Other facilities include a 70 station gym, health suite with sauna and a fun pool complete with pirate ship. And for those who are fond of heights, there’s a 5m fixed diving board and two spring boards.
It takes two and a half million litres of water to fill the main pool, a process which took five days to complete.
Bob Apel took the first plunge
The pool has been put forward as a training camp for teams competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Bob Apel was the first person to swim in the new pool. He says “ I've been to 50m pools around the world and this is as good as anything I've seen.'
Bob is a familiar face at Corby pool having been the first and last person to swim in the old pool.
Corby East Midlands International pool is part of the town centre’s regeneration project alongside the civic centre hub known as Corby Cube.
last updated: 28/07/2009 at 11:54
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