After seven week closure Penlan Leisure Centre is open again
SPLISH Splash! Swimming at Penlan Leisure Centre is back after a seven-week break for essential roof repairs.
The work is part of a series of facility improvements at the Active Swansea Centre on Heol Gwyrosydd.
The leisure centre was the first in Swansea to benefit from a gym upgrade — part of a £500,000 council investment in new equipment which gives fitness fans the chance to experience virtual hiking through world beauty spots.
Councillor Nick Bradley, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “The pool at the Active Swansea leisure centre in Penlan is very popular but as with all facilities of this kind it needs some maintenance work from time to time to ensure it continues to be fit for purpose.
“We’re keen to ensure people in all our communities have access to high-quality sports opportunities on their doorsteps, and the Penlan pool works will benefit many thousands of local swimmers for many years to come.”
Swansea Council figures show the number of members using its community leisure centres in Penlan, Penyrheol, Bishopston, Morriston and Cefn Hengoed has increased by 17 per cent over the last year. Community sport take-up has grown by 16 per cent and disabled sport by 20 per cent. Local football, basketball and fencing clubs are among those reporting increased interest.
Councillor Bradley added: “It’s vitally important that people across the city have access to top class sport and fitness opportunities.”