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Blog
Best baby and children swimming classes in Solihull 

12 Jan 18

From Tudor Grange to Georges Swimming Academy there’s lots of classes for little ones…


Blog comment
Community asset transfer: news of a Scottish bid and activity in Birmingham 

10 Jan 18

From short-term licences to long leases, local community and voluntary groups are seeking opportunities to take on the management or ownership of buildings and land.


Local news
Seeking a new chairperson or co-chair for the new charity – MRB CIO! 

5 Jan 18

Great news that as of 21st December we now have a registered charity, Moseley Road Baths CIO (charitable incorporated organisation) which will take on responsibility for running the baths.


Rugby
Family open day CANCELLED at newly-refurbished swimming baths in Kingstanding 

4 Jan 18

Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre made the announcement on January 4…


Rugby
Splash! Wicked water feature and new facilities at Kingstanding swimming baths 

3 Jan 18

Features include an impressive-looking divers helmet and state-of-the-art new changing rooms…


Council
Sign up for free swimming this winter 

22 Dec 17

Young and older people in Sandwell can register for free swimming this winter at any of Sandwell’s leisure centres across the borough.


Blog
OK – I appreciate that this sounds really stupid – BUT… 

22 Dec 17

Is there any possibility that birds are so sensitive to day length that they have already realised the days are starting to get longer? I realise how stupid that sounds, especially with the shortest day only being yesterday and there not having been …


Blog
Sorry Guys! 

17 Dec 17

It was going to be today – honest.


News
Swimming success for borough youngsters 

14 Dec 17

DOZENS of swimmers made the trip to Sheffield to compete at the Iconic Ponds Forge 50m pool as part of Sheffield Swimming Club’s annual open meet.


News
Firefighters rescue horse from SWIMMING POOL 

14 Dec 17

Horse was left standing in freezing waters…


Local news
Celebrations as Moseley Road Baths exceeds Fundraising Target 

14 Dec 17

Moseley Road Baths celebrated its 110 th birthday this year and received £36,495 in gifts to keep the swimming pool open! £26,495 of this amount was via the Crowdfunder campaign which finished on Wednesday 6 th December, and £10,000 was from …


News
Staffordshire backs Adam Peaty in BBC Sports Personality of the Year 

1 Dec 17

PEOPLE from across Staffordshire are being urged to vote for record-breaking Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty in this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year.


Local news
Your memories – Part 2 

30 Nov 17

Here are some of the Birmingham swimming memories you’ve shared with us.


Council
Coventry’s new 50-metre pool makes a splash as it reaches significant milestone 

14 Nov 17

A planning application has been submitted ahead of building a new state-of-the-art 50-metre swimming pool for the city.


Rugby
Edgbaston mansion with a swimming pool in the KITCHEN is still on market 

10 Nov 17

This ten bedroom property has a rather conveniently placed pool…


Rugby
A look inside Birmingham’s newest swimming pool 

8 Nov 17

Former Olympic athlete Colin Jackson officially opens the new council run pool…


News
A look inside Birmingham’s newest swimming pool 

8 Nov 17

Former Olympic athlete Colin Jackson officially opens the new council run pool…


Rugby
Quick-thinking lifeguard jumps into action at Kingstanding swimming baths 

8 Nov 17

A school pupil was dragged to safety after an incident at Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre…


Local news
Your memories – Part 1 

7 Nov 17

One of the best things about campaigning for Moseley Road Baths is getting to hear so many memories about what a special place it is for so many people.


News
Burntwood woman with incurable cancer joins best friend for charity fundraising drive 

7 Nov 17

A pair of Burntwood fundraisers have raised thousands of pounds for a local hospice, despite one of them facing an incurable cancer diagnosis.


News
Moseley Road Swimming Baths fundraisers near lifeguard target 

5 Nov 17

Supporters hope to take over the running of the Edwardian baths from the council in April.


Local news
Life-long learning at Moseley Road Baths 

3 Nov 17

Kat Pearson writes about her experiences in the campaign to save Moseley Road Baths.


News
Swim star Luqman meets his hero – and it will make your heart melt 

3 Nov 17

Eight-year-old from Coventry wins gold medal after just two years of swimming lessons…


Blog feature
Community Swim: Autumn Swimming 

31 Oct 17

The pool is now open for the Autumn Term! Advertisements Filed under: Uncategorized…


Council
Pools re-open at Smethwick Swimming Centre 

24 Oct 17

The pools at Smethwick Swimming Centre will re-open on Wednesday (25 October) from 5pm.