Published: March 6, 2008
Burnham-On-Sea pool 'is UK's most threatened swimming pool'

Burnham-On-Sea's swimming pool has this week been named the UK's most-threatened swimmimg pool.

The Daily Telegraph published a list of the least safest pools in terms of their future operation and Burnham came top.

Tom Ashton of Burnham's Save Our Swimming Pool group (pictured holding the article) said: "It is very concerning that the pool has been recognised in this way - we are doing everything we can to ensure the pool's future is safeguarded."

In the article, Duncan Goodhew, the British Olympic swimming gold medallist, states: "It's a disgrace, a national scandal. Every school within a certain radius must have a pool, and every Specialist Sports College should have a pool. A swimming pool is not something a school should have to fight for."

RELATED LINKS:

Official 'Save Our Swimming Pool' website

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