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FEBRUARY 2017 - SPONSORED SWIMATHON RAISES £12,000 FOR THE CLEVELAND POOLS 

Thanks to 600 swimmers from 8 swim schools/clubs who took part, including Bath School of Swimming (owned by trustee Suzy Granger), Angelfish, Barracuda, Water Babies, Swim Central, Jaime's Swim School, and Nicole's Swim School, a record £12,000 has been raised for our funds. This has been the single most successful fundraising event we've done and proves that having a swimming teacher trustee on board opens doors for us onto Bath's swimming community, so special thanks to Suzy for all her organisation. Our Paralympian patron Stephanie Millward MBE supported the event by attending a swim session to meet children and hand out 'Well Done' certificates. 

WELL DONE EVERYONE TAKING PART AND A HUGE THANK YOU!

To add to the total please go to https://localgiving.org/appeal/clevelandpoolsswimathon

VOLUNTEERS SOCIAL IN BATHWICK - Wednesday 25th January 2017

36 people attended the Volunteers Social evening at St Mary's Parish church hall in Bathwick.

Following eats and drinks, trustee Sally Helvey provided an overview of the Pools' history, a project update, and a much-deserved tribute to all the volunteers many of whom have been helping out with the project for over two years; running events on site at Heritage Open Days, manning our Christmas Market chalet, fortnightly site maintenance sessions and carrying out research into our vast and varied history.

In addition to the volunteers, attendees included:

'In-house' graphic artist Catherine Phelps (middle-right in black, seated) 
Photographers Beata Cosgrove (2nd from left) and Marc Aitken (in front of banner) 
Chair, Ann Dunlop beneath the banner in the centre. Patrons June Hannam on her right (with glasses)
Stephanie Millward MBE seated in the front row wearing her 'Team GB' top and one of her gold medals from Rio.
Trustee Fred Parkinson (8th from right)
Longstanding advisor Mary Sabina Stacey (in pink, centre left)

If you feel you might like to volunteer at Cleveland Pools please visit our 'Volunteer' webpage.

December 2016 - Record sales at Bath Christmas Market - Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, we took £571.60, mostly due to our designer Catherine Phelps' wonderful Christmas Card designs, and the ever popular 'Diving Lady' poster. Just being there to spread the word had its own rewards.....We met umpteen former swimmers of the pools, and engaged with curious visitors who were fascinated by our heritage pool with its 'Georgian crescent'. It was well worth asking: "Do you fancy a swim?"  On a cold winter's day in England, it really caught their attention!

November 2016 - Paralympian swimmer Stephanie Millward MBE joins the team

Stephanie has kindly agreed to be one of our patrons, alongside Sharron Davies and Professor June Hannam, and will be conducting the prize-giving for a sponsored Swimathon in the first week of February 2017. Stephanie won two gold medals, a silver, and two bronzes at Rio 2016. Suffering from multiple sclerosis she is an inspiration and we welcome her wholeheartedly to the project.

Stephanie remarked: "After spending some time walking around the site I feel completely excited and thrilled to be a part of this wonderful initiative. I'm really looking forward to watching this site grow and flourish. With canal boats, bikes or walking routes being the main way to get the pool, fitness is encouraged. I feel that the Cleveland Pools will make another stunning part of our already beautiful heritage city of Bath!"