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Getting ready to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2018

Charlestown Outdoor Swimming Pool was built in 1968 and has served thousands of people over the years as a fun, safe and healthy swimming facility as well as a training ground for lifeguards and Irish Water Safety Swim Instructors.

In 2017, the pool underwent a major refurbishment that provided a heated and refinished pool basin and deck along with disabled access facilities. The pool is run by a voluntary committee who provide for open swimming along with Swimming Lessons and Water Safety Instruction.

Additional phases of development are required to provide a retractable cover for the pool so the season can be extended and also ancillary works such as solutions to reduce the high costs of electricity, a paved driveway, parking spaces and footpaths. As we approach our 50th Anniversary, we’d like to thank everyone that supports Charlestown Swimming Pool in any way.

Our 50th Anniversary celebration will take place throughout the weekend of the 17-19 August, 2018. To mark this milestone, we will be holding a Family BBQ Pool Party on Sunday 19th, which is gearing up to be a fun filled day.

Part of the celebrations include a sponsored 50KM Swim Challenge to help raise funds for enhancements to the pool. We would like to invite everyone to participate, be it 1 width, 10 lengths or more, with or without armbands.  Every participant’s distance will be recorded to help us smash this challenge.   This is about taking part  and encouraging everyone to swim.

If you are away that weekend but would still like to participate, we’d love to share any pictures or videos of your swim on our social media accounts! Please share this link far and wide and encourage or challenge everyone you know to help.