Polehampton Swimming Pool - Many of you will know of Edward Polehampton. His legacy can be found all around Twyford and many buildings still bear his name. Set within the grounds of Polehampton Junior School, the Polehampton swimming pool is one such example. Our fully heated, 25m outdoor pool has been serving the local schools and community for over 50 years and has benefited from the Polehampton Trust over the years.
A pool for the community, run entirely by volunteers
Our story began back in 1968 when the headteacher David George had the vision to build a swimming pool for the local school children and inhabitants. The pool was officially opened in 1969 by actor Robert Morley and our charity, the Polehampton Swimming Association, was founded to manage it which it still does to this day!
Some claims to fame!
Did you know that our pool featured in an episode of Jollywobbles? A children’s series produced by and starring none other than Justin Fletcher (otherwise known as Mr Tumble) and Phil Gallagher (Mr Maker)!
The RH Theresa May has also visited the pool several times. During her speech following the refurbishment of our changing rooms and WC’s she exclaimed that she had never officially been asked to open a toilet block before!