Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool is an outdoor swimming experience in a unique setting, where residents and visitors to Cirencester can enjoy swimming in heated well-water, relaxing on our patio and enjoying refreshments in a beautiful location on the edge of Cirencester Park. For 15 weeks a year, the loyal committee has been keeping the pool open since May 1973 when Cirencester Town Council was unable to continue its involvement. Without the volunteer Committee, the pool would have closed.
Over the years, the historic site (built in 1869) has left a legacy of many mechanical and structural problems. Thanks to funding from a supportive donor, COASP recently embarked upon a visionary upgrade project to allow the pool to operate in a more economical and efficient way.. It has taken three years of background project management from the volunteer Committee Members and Trustees to make this project viable we believe and this achievement will benefit the town, visitors and residents of Cirencester.
Phase One has been completed on time and on budget, providing a new main building, with ladies, gents and disability changing rooms, toilets and showers, function room (for hire), plant room, chemical stores and workshop.
We now need to raise £160,000 to complete our planned works. This will provide improved disability access, pool covers and storage, a new patio and green energies for greater fuel efficiency. The completed upgrade will make the pool accessible, sustainable and cost effective, offering an improved visitor experience and attracting more pool users.
To donate via a bank transfer or cheque, please see the information on the Support Us page.
We work hard all year round so we can continue to operate the pool and we need to attract additional funding to assist with our upgrade project. We are cost effective, the only staff we pay are our lifeguards, everyone else from our maintenance, committee members, Trustees, gate staff, and
Tuck Shop servers freely donate their time so our funders, sponsors and donators can feel assured that their money is well spent. We would like to build relationships with a variety of sources including trusts and foundations, businesses and private donations. We look forward to hearing from you, please contact Mike Cutts