New pool gets thumbs up from swim­ming fans


Bray People - - About Greystones -

GREY­STONES swim­ming pool and com­mu­nity cen­tre were tried and tested last week by the two com­mit­tees most re­spon­si­ble for the ex­is­tence of the fa­cil­ity.

Some swim­mers from the swim­ming club took part in the in­au­gu­ral swim in the pool and were ex­tremely pleased with the fruits of their years of labour.

The com­plex in­cludes an adult pool, a prac­tice pool and a tod­dler pool. Up­stairs there is a gym with aer­o­bics stu­dios.

The com­mu­nity cen­tre com­mit­tee, in­clud­ing Chair­man De­clan Lynch, had a tour of the build­ing. De­clan said that the cen­tre was most im­pres­sive, adding that Grey­stones now has a wealth of sports grounds and fa­cil­i­ties.

De­clan de­scribed lo­cal res­i­dents hav­ing taken part in a meet­ing in the LaTouche ho­tel 12 years ago to get the ball rolling on a new com­mu­nity cen­tre for the town.

He said that the main hall in­cludes the scope for bas­ket­ball, in­door soc­cer and more. He ex­plained that also on site are a num­ber of meet­ing rooms and some sound-proof rooms that could fea­si­bly be used for band re­hearsals.

‘This whole project has taken a huge com­mu­nity ef­fort,’ re­marked De­clan. The fa­cil­ity is ex­pected to be open to the pub­lic from Oc­to­ber 12.

The Grey­stones Swim Group: Grainne White, An­gela Wynne, Mar­garet Gille­spie, Jo Leonard, Breda St John and De­nis Fo­ley take the in­au­gu­ral dip inthe pool.

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