British Olympic Swimming Medallist - Sharron Davies - to open Shoalstone Pool for the 2019 Season
Shoalstone Pool – Brixham’s iconic seawater lido - will open for 2019 just in time for Brixham's annual Brixfest. ThIS iconic SWIMMING pool, set against the stunning bay backdrop, will launch the new season with a visit from British Olympic heroine and Medallist, Sharron Davies on the 25th May.
“I am delighted to be launching the 2019 season at Shoalstone Pool. I know it holds a special place in Brixham’s history as a beautiful 1920s seawater lido, but Shoalstone is also, first and foremost, a family pool. There are so many parents in Brixham today who remember coming to the pool after school and in the holidays, and now their children are doing the same." - Sharron Davies, MBE | British Olympic Swimming Medallist
Thanks to the dedicated team of volunteers, Shoalstone Pool is ready to open for the 2019 season. Following a record-breaking amount of people flocking to the lido last year, the harsh winter waves and wind, battered the pool, which volunteers have now repaired, repainted, and cleaned. The local lido is a heritage gem with generations enjoying the tradition. Carved out of rock in Victorian times, in 1926 it gained its solid structure and was increased in size to its current 53 metres, which you can still swim in today.
“I started swimming when I was about 6, and was first selected to swim for England when I was 11. Without my local pool in Plymouth and the constant support of my parents, my Olympic career would never have got off the ground. So well done Brixham for keeping the Devon swimming tradition going, let’s keep encouraging the youngsters, the next Olympic medallist could be swimming in Shoalstone right now.” - Sharron Davies, MBE | British Olympic Swimming Medallist
The beautifully unique Brixham seawater lido is open with lifeguards on duty from May to September 2019, 10.00am – 6.00pm daily at Berry Head Road
Brixham, TQ5 9FT. Come see the British Olympic Swimming Medallist, Sharron Davies open the pool on the 25th May at 12noon. See the Shoalstone Pool website for more info. You can support the pool by becoming a friend from just £5 per year: https://shoalstonepool.com/support-us/friends-of-shoalstone-pool/