Making a splash! Swimmers jump in as Hathersage Outdoor Pool reopens for the first time in months

They wasted no time making a splash at Hathersage pool!With some lockdown restrictions lifted today, the popular outdoor swimming pool has opened up to the public for the first time in months – and it is fully booked all week.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 2:23 pm
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 2:24 pm

Hathersage Outdoor Swimming Pool has reopened today, March 29, as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown permitted outdoor sports from this date.

The pool close to Sheffield has had ‘all-time high’ demand for tickets and membership since it was announced it would be reopening, with the team being ‘inundated with requests’ despite the capacity being halved for social distancing.

Pool manager, Michael Wellington, said: “It is fantastic to have people back using this, we have been waiting quite a while.

Hathersage outdoor pool reopened today after months of lockdown. Pictured is Deborah Wright. Picture: Chris Etchells

“When we got the news that lockdown was gonna be lifted it was all hands on deck to get the pool ready and, as you can see, people are very enthusiastic about being here.

"It has been fantastic, we have been inundated with requests for swims and we can only let a certain amount of people in so we do apologise that some people won’t get in.”

The pool has opened with a ‘soft opening’ until the end of March, with the full timetable commencing from Thursday, April 1.

You can now book to become a member of the pool, and members will be allowed to attend quieter members-only sessions, get priority booking 48 hours before general release, and benefit from savings.

Hathersage outdoor pool reopened today after months of lockdown. Picture: Chris Etchells

The pool is fully booked this week, but tickets come on sale weekly every Friday.

Visit www.hathersageswimmingpool.co.uk for boking information.

Hathersage outdoor pool reopened today, March 29, after months of lockdown. Picture: Chris Etchells
Hathersage Swimming Pool. Manager Michael Wellington. Picture: Chris Etchells