It is great that Mr Morris is so committed to improving access to swimming facilities for his constituents. Richard Lamburn, Head of Facilities, Swim England
Richard Lamburn, Head of Facilities, Swim England

Grahame Morris, Member of Parliament for Easington, this week met with Swim England, the national governing body for swimming, to discuss his support for a new swimming pool at Seaham in his constituency.

Grahame said: “The idea of a community swimming pool in Seaham has been discussed for a number of years. It is something the area needs and would be a real boost for the town and wider area. Durham County Council have committed to upgrading leisure facilities in East Durham, including a new leisure centre in Seaham. I believe a new swimming pool must be at the heart of any new leisure centre in Seaham.”

Richard Lamburn, Head of Facilities at Swim England said: “It is great that Mr Morris is so committed to improving access to swimming facilities for his constituents.

“Across the country we are facing a real issue with a lack of swimming facilities and County Durham is an area of the country that needs to increase the level of water provision. It is vital that authorities are investing in ensuring they have the facilities they need for the future and we would be happy to work with Durham County Council to ensure that as many people across the county are able to enjoy the many benefits being active in the water provides.

“We believe there is the demand in the area for a new 25 metres six lanes facility, with learner pool, this may include a moveable floor which expands the range of activities the pool can be used for.”

Swim England’s recent ‘Value of Swimming’ research showed that people who swim are happier and healthier and feel more connected to their communities. 1.4 million adults in Britain felt that swimming had significantly reduced their symptoms of anxiety or depression.

Additionally, due to the unique properties of the water, swimming is a great activity for people with a range of health conditions, saving the local NHS time and money.

More information on the value of swimming can be found here

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/value-of-swimming/

Durham County Council£63m leisure investment approved by councillors

http://www.durham.gov.uk/leisureinvestment

 

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