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Worcester's £10m swimming pool at Perdiswell opens

The pool Image copyright Worcester City Council
Image caption The pool will be officially opened later this month

A new £10m swimming pool has opened in Worcester.

The eight-lane, 25m pool has been built as an extension to the city's Perdiswell Leisure Centre.

Sport England has provided a £2m grant towards the project which was approved by Worcester City Council in May 2015.

Other facilities include a teaching pool with a moveable floor, gym, several fitness studios and a sports hall. Paralympian Rebecca Redfern will officially open it on 24 January.

Ms Redfern, from Droitwich, who won a silver medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, said: "It's great to see Worcester investing in this fantastic new pool.

"People across the UK were thrilled by GB's swimming success at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, and I was so proud to be part of that. The new look Perdiswell Leisure Centre is exactly what we need if we're going to grab the medals at Tokyo in 2020."

Image copyright Worcester City Council
Image caption Plans for the 25m pool were approved in 2015

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