Community Pool

Community Pool

Charity information

Community Pool

Red Lodge Community Pool, formed as a Registered Charity in year 2000, to take over a local authority swimming pool to avoid its closure and demolition has under a 20 year lease managed it successfully since then without public subsidy for the benefit of the Southampton community. Our Pool Manager and a number of part-time employees are the only paid staff. To keep down operating costs. The Pool relies on the good will of a team of loyal volunteers. Our 7 day a week schedule caters for special schools, community, ethnic and disabled groups and a variety of public swimming sessions as well as life-saving courses and special interest groups. Swimming lessons for children form an important part of the swimming programme and at weekends fun swims and children’s birthday parties bookings are popular.
For the Pool to survive, however, £20,000 now needs to be raised urgently for replacement of plant room boilers and associated equipment all now 27 years old.