Celebrate 50 years of Halifax Pool

Halifax Pool

On Sunday 17 April, visitors to Halifax Pool will be able to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its opening.  

Halifax Swimming Pool opened its doors for the first time back in 1966 and since then, the pool has seen approximately 26 million visits and currently accommodates 1500 children each week in the swimming lesson scheme.   

To celebrate 50 years of swimming at the Pool, Calderdale Council is offering all users of Halifax Pool on the day, activities for 50p per person, there will also be a special anniversary offer of £50 off all upfront cash/ card memberships.  

96 year old, Frank Foulds, who has been using the pool for the last 30 years, will cut the ribbon to officially open the celebrations. 

Calderdale Council’s Sports Services manager, Gary Byrnes, said: 

“It’s fantastic that Halifax Pool has been teaching people to swim and helping people get fit in the town for 50 years. A lot of people will have special memories of the Pool in that time and I hope people come along to help us celebrate on this special occasion. 

“There’ll be plenty to do on the day including some fantastic offers, prizes and of course it wouldn’t be a party without some birthday cake!” 

The pool will be open normal Sunday hours, from 9am until 5.30pm.  

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