August 19, 2011
opens Brean Leisure Park's new swimming complex
UK's Minister for Tourism joined a Burnham-On-Sea athlete in cutting
a ribbon to officially open the latest phase of Brean Leisure
Park's new £1.6m swimming complex on Friday (August 19th).
John Penrose MP and Burnham's Romana Winstone, who recently won
five medals at the World Transplant Games, were the special
guests at the opening of the second phase of the Brean Splash
new complex is a £1.6m investment for Brean Leisure Park
and features a six lane heated 25-metre swimming pool with a constant
1.2m depth plus a childrens indoor splash park area with
shooting water jets, changing rooms, a cafe and a shop completing.
The second phase, which opened on Friday, consists of a new outdoor
pool with a seaside water play area for under 12s.
new pool complex is open to holiday guests and local residents
and offers a range of swimming lessons plus parent and toddler,
infant and junior sessions.
"We were delighted that John Penrose and Romana officially
opened the complex," the park's managing director, Richard
House, told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "It was a super afternoon."
Pictured: At Friday's launch (top) were John Penrose MP, Romana
Winstone and the House family; Romana with her medals; the first
splash into the pool; and some of those invited to the opening
(Pics: Mike Lang)