Heckington's hidden treasure!
Despite being open as a community swimming for nine years the pool can be easily missed, it’s tucked away between Heckington St Andrew’s CE Primary School and The Pavillion Bar and Function Room. To find the pool continue along Cameron Street past Simpsons butchers to Vicarage Road, continue onto Howell Road from Vicarage Road then look out for our blue and white striped fence next to the primary school. Open from May to September each year, Heckington Community Swimming Pool is a seasonal outdoor pool, heated to a wonderful 29 degrees (84F), so it is warm and inviting for all weather swimming morning, noon and night.
Children of all ages and abilities can gain experience in the water and receive tuition from Molly Wright, a qualified swimming instructor. Swim school, which is an intensive summer swimming school will run for three weeks this year. Places can be booked in advance for one, two or three weeks, at a cost of £25 per week. Swim school 2017 will take place from 9am – 12 noon during the following weeks: 24 – 28 July inclusive, 31 July – 4 August inclusive and 7 – 11 August inclusive. In previous years swim school has been well attended by children from Heckington St Andrew’s CE Primary and other local schools. Swim school is open to all children aged 4 and above, children and adults of any age can learn to swim with Molly on a 1:1 basis which means that they will get the pool to themselves.
The pool timetable is available on village noticeboards, our website and our facebook page. This year’s timetable has been designed to welcome all members of the community, the following is available:
- Family swim sessions for all ages
- Toddler swim sessions
- Seniors afternoons
- Adults evenings
- Ladies nights
- Twilight swims with glow sticks
- Intensive swim school
- 1:1 lessons
- Private party hire
Our address is: Heckington Community Swimming Pool, Howell Road, Heckington, Lincs. NG34 9RX
Please visit our website: www.heckingtonpool.co.uk or search for Heckington Community Swimming Pool on facebook. Contact us via phone or email to find out more about the pool, make a party booking or to offer your time as a volunteer. You can assist the lifesaver on duty during opening hours or help behind the scenes with preparation, cleaning, advertising and fundraising.
Pool Hire Bookings: 07768 736658
General Enquiries: 07873 433305
During Opening Hours: 07765 702057
Our wonderful little pool is also available for private party bookings, which means that for a very modest fee you can have you very own outdoor pool for two hours. A dedicated volunteer lifesaver will ensure the safety of your bathers and snacks will be available to purchase from our snack bar. In addition to this you can bring along your own home cooked food and eat it under our gazebo, alternatively you can use the poolside gas BBQ.
Thank you to the people who have already booked private hire parties at the pool, your support has helped to raise vital funds for pool equipment and maintenance. Contact asap to book the pool for a private hire party, some time slots are still available over the summer season.