Get ready for first outdoor swim

75th anniversary of Hathersage outdoor swimming pool
75th anniversary of Hathersage outdoor swimming pool

WINTER may still be in the air, but preparations are being made for the reopening of Hathersage outdoor swimming pool at the end of the month.

The heated pool - one of only 90 or so lidos in the country - will welcome its first customers of the year on Saturday, March 31.

A day long series of events is being lined up, including swimming for 8am to 5pm, children’s games and competitions , aqua zumba and music from the bandstand. Season tickets will be on sale.

The pool, whose running is overseen by Hathersage Parish Council, had a major refurbishment programme last year during its 75th anniversary.

The start of the season usually sees a queue of swimmers - whatever the Peak District weather.