Herefordshire Society: Blackmarston School Opens New Olympic Pool

PUBLISHED: 18:46 07 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:25 20 February 2013

Headteacher Sian Bailey presents the Oyster Pools team with a certificate for a job well done. From left: Justin Clarkson, Matthew Prosser, Sascha Kindred, Sian Bailey, Barry McCabe and Gareth Coote

Headteacher Sian Bailey presents the Oyster Pools team with a certificate for a job well done. From left: Justin Clarkson, Matthew Prosser, Sascha Kindred, Sian Bailey, Barry McCabe and Gareth Coote

Blackmarston School in Hereford celebrated the opening of its new pool with Paralympic Gold swimming stars Sascha Kindred and Nyree Lewis.

Blackmarston School in Hereford celebrated the opening of its new pool with Paralympic Gold swimming stars Sascha Kindred and Nyree Lewis. The pool was built by Oyster Pools & Leisure Limited of Raglan, Usk, Monmouthshire, whose Managing Director Barry McCabe worked closely with headteacher Sian Bailey and the school to create a hydrotherapy pool perfect for the pupils requirements.

Non-slip steps were installed, while LEDS were incorporated into the seating and fibreoptic lighting was put into the pool rim stimulating innovations which the children love. There is a viewing platform, a glass balustrade and the handrails were specially designed. Mr McCabe worked on site with Oyster employees to ensure the highly technical installation for such a good cause was a success.

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