New Swimming Pool getting ready for Tokyo 2020
Perdiswell Swimming Pool is one of Worcester's newest pools, having opened in January 2017 as part of a £10.5 million revamp of Perdiswell Leisure Centre. It certainly gives a massive boost to the city’s sporting credentials and guarantees that it will become an important new destination for regional competition-level swimming.
The centrepiece of the new Leisure Centre is its new eight lane 25 metre competition standard pool designed to attract everyone from casual swimmers to Olympic and Paralympic champions. The impressive pool has poolside seating for 284 spectators with a further 118 seats around the poolside for swimmers.
Supported by a £2 million grant from Sport England the facilities represent a significant investment by Worcester City Council to encourage a healthy and active attitude. The pool has been designed and built with input from several organisations such as Sport England, The County Sports Partnership, Heart of Worcestershire College, The Amateur Swimming Association, Worcester Swimming Club, and Disability Sport Worcester. The pool was built by Speller Metcalfe, a Worcestershire based developer.
Working with Speller Metcalfe, LEDsynergy are very proud to be involved in this project and have manufactured and installed a full colour LED video screen which can be used not only for general swimming pool information and health and safety information but also as a competition scoreboard. The screen measures 2.9m x 1.5m and has a resolution of 480 x 256 pixels.
Local swimming hero and Paralympian Rebecca Redfern – who scooped the Silver in the women's SB13 100m breaststroke in Rio – officially opened the pool with the Mayor of Worcester on 24 January.
Droitwich-based Rebecca said: “It’s great to see Worcester investing in this fantastic new pool. The new look Perdiswell Leisure Centre is exactly what we need if we’re going to grab the medals at Tokyo in 2020.”