Swim England Decade of Decline 2021 Campaign

Swim England research shows a worrying future for our swimming pools.

At current rates, by the end of the decade, almost 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever, threatening the future of our aquatics sports and leaving millions shut out of activities they love.

The Decade of Decline: The Future of Swimming Pools in England campaign, launched on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

As part of this, Swim England are calling for the Government to invest £1 billion into public leisure to enable local councils to build the new pools and refurbish existing ones to ensure we have the pools we need for the future. Swim England are also encouraging local authorities that are short of swimming pools to include a new pool(s) in any applications they make to the ‘Levelling Up Fund’.

Please click here for the main page for the campaign. This page will host the report, key messaging and how you can get involved.


How Can You Get Involved?

Swim England is encouraging its members and clubs to get behind our campaign and support our lobbying work.

  • Write to your MP
  • Tweet your Stories – we want to show how important our pools are to their community and how loved they are. Make sure to tag Swim England in your social media posts including #LifeWithoutPools.
  • Encourage all your club members to get involved.



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