June 23, 2008
of Burnham swimmers queue up to join new sports academy
queued for up to two hours to join Burnham-On-Sea's new Swim &
Sports Academy on Saturday (June 21st) when the new owners of
the town's swimming pool held a successful enrolment day.
long line of people stretched out of Burnham's Princess Hall and
onto the street (as pictured) as swimmers of all ages were eager
to be on the academy's list of those able to use the facility
when it officially opens in July.
Sara Cox-Conklin and Mark Conklin told Burnham-On-Sea.com they
were "absolutely delighted" by the level of interest.
processed 300 applications and had long queues throughout the
whole enrolment day. We're absolutely delighted that Burnham is
pulling out all the stops to support us," said Sara, who
is shown at Saturday's enrolment day.
are due to begin at the new-look pool on Monday July 21st, once
work to modernise
the building is completed, and enrolments
can be made for summer workshops by telephoning 01278 785909.
pool was managed by Sedgemoor District Council until late last
year when spending constraints threatened closure, but Sara and
Mark stepped in and successfully acquired the pool's lease in
event came just days after the pool's new bosses announced
they had signed a deal to implement the Amateur Swimming Association's
National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS). A
five-year deal will see the Burnham pool working in partnership
with the national governing body until 2013.