April 8, 2008
Meet the new bosses of
Burnham-On-Sea swimming pool
champion Sara-Jane Cox and her husband Mark Conklin (pictured)
were named on Tuesday (April 8th) as the new lease holders of
Burnham swimming pool, ending months of uncertainty about the
is the daughter of David and Ann Cox, who run the Laburnum House
hotel on the outskirts of Burnham at West Huntspill.
pair's ambition now is to turn Burnham Pool into a Swimming and
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We can do it, but only with the
goodwill of all those who who have said 'Burnham pool must not
is the time for all those thousands who signed the petition to
save the pool to stand up and be counted."
was raised in the town and attended local schools before obtaining
a Masters degree in clinical and experimental psychology in California.
won her first swimming medal at Burnham Pool some 30 years ago
and went on to become the National Modern Pentahlon Champion and
world amateur triathlon champion as well as winning many races
throughout the world.
a month ago in a world-cross
country event in Utah with 1,300 runners, Sara was the first
British entrant and the seventh to cross the line.
husband, Mark, is a world class 'Iron Man' and has played competitive
tennis and enjoys triathlon, the sport which brought the couple
together in San Diego, California and later to West Huntspill
Church, where they married five years ago.
first job was an ocean lifeguard on California's beaches. He is
currently an international sales manager for Synergy Sport Limited.
'Save Our Swimming Pool' website
high as Burnham pool's D-Day arrives
confirms that multiple bidders interested in pool
pool is top of Daily Telegraph list of UK threatened pools
groups show interest in taking over pool
sign online swimming pool petition
lease is advertised in bid to find new owner
held on possible community bid for Burnham pool
progress' made in search for new pool owner
Democrats give Burnham pool campaigners a boost
meets council bosses in fight to save Burnham pool
of public meetings set up to discuss pool progress
of a last-minute reprieve for pool are dashed
scheme was considered for pool site in 2006
vicar collects 300 signatures in support of pool
swimmers hold protest outside Burnham pool
campaigners demand answers on running costs
turnout at packed swimming pool public meeting
group meets MP to discuss future of pool
meeting set to be held on future of pool
sign petition to save Burnham swimming pool
fight closure of Burnham swimming pool' vow campaigners
swimming pool 'may permanently close by April 2008'