We are a completely voluntary swimming club that have served the community for over 40 years, giving over 400,000 hours of service. We have taken youngsters from swimming lessons and we have provided them with a pathway to compete on the international stage. We have had numerous national and International champions culminating in one of our swimmers, Luke Greenbank winning gold and bronze medals at the 2019 World Championships. We are an inclusive club having a number of national and international disability swimmers, with Jacob Leach, qualifying for World, European and Commonwealth Games. The 2021 Olympics Is his current focus.
Following Covid 19 the club and pool is in a precarious position. In the short-term Cockermouth pool is not financially viable. To assist in the reopening Cockermouth Swimming club has agreed to help cover the initial running costs of the pool. We are able to do this for up to only two months. If usage hasn't returned back to normal the pool may be considered again for closure.
The impact of Cockermouth pool closing will be felt much further into the community than just our swimmers. It will impact on schools swimming lessons, the swim school, the triathlon clubs and masters swimming to name but a few and not forgetting the numerous public swimmers.