Jen’s Great North Swim June 2019




Our lovely Level 2 Swim Teacher Jenny is taking part in the Great North Swim in June 2019, doing a 1-mile open water swim on Lake Windermere to raise funds for our pool.

Money raised will go towards ongoing improvements in the next phase of upgrades.

The pool is already benefiting from the extension and canopy, and further plans are to improve the ladies’ changing rooms and poolside when funds allow.

Jenny has already started her training with the help of Pam Oliver.

We will post photos and updates as we get closer to the big day.

Any donations will be greatly appreciated. To sponsor Jenny, please click on the link below:

Chesterfield Half Marathon 2018

Staff members Maria, Jordan, Naomi and Emily are swapping flippers for trainers and running 13.1 miles in the Chesterfield Half Marathon on 21st October 2018. They will be raising money for our pool and, as all their lives have been affected by cancer in some way, half the money raised will be donated to Macmillan.


The money raised for the pool will go towards a canopy over the main entrance, easing congestion in our small lobby and providing shelter in bad weather.


Sponsor forms are available in reception or visit our Virgin Money Giving page:

Free Pool Time for Dales Housing Residents

Dales Housing Fund
Dales Housing and Wirksworth Swimming Pool launch initiative to help residents improve their health and wellbeing.

Social housing provider Dales Housing has opened a £5,000 fund with Wirksworth Swimming pool for local tenants to use on free pool sessions.

Under the scheme, the first 100 residents, from Dales Housing properties, to apply will be entitled to a £50 voucher for activities at Wirksworth Swimming Pool. The voucher can be used as full or part-payment on activities such as children’s learn to swim lessons, adult AquaFit, 1-2-1 swimming tuition or public swimming.

Speaking on behalf of Dales Housing, Samantha Taylor commented: “We are delighted to work with the pool as they provide a valuable local facility for the people of Wirksworth and surrounding areas. There is an opportunity for our residents of all ages to access the amenity and this support fits perfectly with our aim to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our residents.”

Wirksworth Swimming Pool Manager, Glyn Booth comments: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Dales Housing and grateful for their support with this initiative. This fund is a fantastic opportunity for residents to learn to swim or exercise in water. It also provides a boost to the pool’s finances: which as a self-funding charity is needed to support the long term sustainability of the facility.”

Vouchers are available from Wirksworth Swimming Pool reception for the first 100 applicants and are limited to one per household. A formal proof of address (ie a utility bill) will be required. For more details call 01629 825704 or email us by clicking here

Rewards for Wirksworth Swimmers

Children completing Wirksworth Swimming Pool’s learn to swim programme receive rewards donated by local businesses.

The very first ten children completing Wirksworth Swimming Pool’s “Learn to Swim” programme had more than one reason to celebrate this month. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses the children each received a set of rewards worth over £40.00 in recognition of their efforts.

The rewards, which the pool plans to offer to every child completing its full “Learn to Swim” programme, consist of an adult and child ticket for the Northern Light Cinema in Wirksworth, a horse riding experience or family pass to Matlock Farm Park and a climbing experience at Alter Rock in Derby. The children also receive a photo keepsake and appear on the” Wall of Honour” at the pool.

Pool Manager, Glyn Booth, said: “Congratulations to the first children completing our learn to swim programme. We are delighted with their progress demonstrating stroke perfection in front and back crawl and breast stroke.

I’d also like to sincerely thank our business supporters. It is fantastic that, with their help, we can give rewards of real value to celebrate a child’s success. It was also heart-warming when Northern Light Cinema gave Jack Webster, the first ever child finishing our programme, the added bonus of selecting a film to be shown at the cinema.

I’m proud to say Wirksworth pool is establishing a growing reputation for quality swimming lessons and the rewards package is a great motivator to our pupils. In the forthcoming term, we will surpass 290 learners, double the amount of pupils inherited when the pool passed into community ownership back in April 2012, so it seems we’re getting something right.”