History, Present and Future of the pool
Hindley Pool first opened to the public on the 18th March, 1970. The pool served the community continuously until a brief closure in 2005 when there was a £110k refurbishment to transform it into a specialist facility to accommodate swimmers with disabilities. During 2011, the economic recession threatened the closure of the pool when Wigan Council chose this service alongside many others to be closed. There was a huge campaign by local people to save Hindley Pool as the heart of the community. When council funds were declined to keep the facility open, an independent company took over the running of Hindley Pool as a community project in February, 2013.
Hindley Community Pool currently employ a small but highly efficient team who aim to ensure that your visit to us is as enjoyable as possible.
As part of being a community run organisation, we also offer apprenticeship schemes to introduce young people into the leisure industry. Providing them with opportunities to become qualified lifeguards and swimming teachers.
Hindley Community Pool aim to provide a wide range of aquatic activities for all ages within the community and its surrounding areas.
As a non-profit organisation, any surplus that is generated is reinvested back into the facilities and staff training to ensure the highest level of service is provided to all of our customers.
The past 12 months has seen vast improvements to Hindley Community Pool through the expansion of both the public swimming programme and the core swimming lesson programme.
We currently offer a range of different public sessions and classes throughout the week to accommodate the desired needs of all our customers. Some of the sessions that take place on a weekly basis include:
- Length swimming
- Casual swimming
- Parent & Child swimming
- Aqua fit
- Aqua natal
- Disabled swimming
Alongside our public swimming programme we also provide pool time to local clubs/groups such as:
- Wigan triathlon team
- Dive H20
- Atherton sub-aqua squad
In addition to our public pool programme, we also provide swimming lessons to local schools in order to meet the national curriculum standard for swimming.
Our swimming lesson programme extends further into our private lessons. As part of the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) ‘learn to swim’ programme, we provide lessons to local children and adults of all ages helping them to become involved in the world of swimming and aquatic skills.
For any further information about our classes or lesson programme please contact us.
The future is bright here at Hindley Community Pool, as we are always aiming to improve the programme and increase the range of activities we have to offer back to the local community.