About Our Pool
The Robert Barclay Academy (formerly Sheredes Senior School) is one of very few schools in the local area that still has its own swimming pool.
As well as use by the school and its students (and other schools in the area), the pool is used by many local organisations and swim schools/clubs (including Broxbourne Swimming Club, Cheshunt Swimming Club, Water Babies, Learn 2 Swim Hoddesdon, Broxbourne Swim School, Hoddesdon Stingray Swim School, 1st Health Swim Club, Breeze Bodies CIC, Friends Swimming Club, Hoddesdon Town Ladies, Katie Huckle Swim School, Pauline Quirk Academy, S&K Swim School, Fitness with Dominique and We Do Care).
This pool is a vital resource to the local community, and without this pool, many of these local swim schools would cease to run.
In recent years, the male and female changing rooms have declined into a terrible state, and are in desperate need of repair and refurbishment. Paint is peeling off the walls, tiles are missing, the girls changing room walls have mould, and the showers and toilets are in such bad condition that they are not fit for purpose. All in all, the changing rooms are in a terrible condition, so much so that several of the organisation that hire the pool have lost members due to the state of these facilities.
How You Can Help
This is where this page comes in! The school simply does not have the funds to pay to fully refurbish both changing rooms themselves, and with so many other schools/organisations also using this facility, we are looking to generate as much funding as possible from this swimming community to assist in this project.
The network of people that use this facility is HUGE, so it’s only fair we all play our part in maintaining this vital community resource. If the parents/students of the schools, the 14 organisations that hire the pool, and the individual members within these clubs could all contribute a small amount, we could really make a different.
The initial plan is to raise enough money to refurbish the showers, and if we do well enough, then to continue refurbishing/redecorating the rest of the changing facilities.
Too many of our pools are being closed due to such increasing costs, and we can avoid this by all chipping in. Ultimately, the more we can raise as a community, the less the school will have to contribute, meaning more money available to maintain/upkeep the swimming pool itself. A small donation will benefit us all greatly, making our time spent at the pool a more pleasurable and comfortable experience. Please get involved and support your local pool.
On behalf of Broxbourne Swimming Club and Robert Barclay Academy, thank you in advance for your support.