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New Year, New You, New Swim Experience

Date published: 18 December 2017 

Lockers and changing areas at Leisure World Colchester have been transformed in time for the New Year.

A short programme of works to the Fitness Pool changing rooms is now completed. The 109 lockers available to swimmers have received new doors and locks, while changing rooms and toilets have been deep-cleaned. Minor works including fresh paint, small repairs and new signage mean that the changing room area is gleaming and ready for 2018.

The Fitness Pool Hall contains the centre's 25-metre, six-lane fitness pool, alongside a teaching pool and dive pit. It's home to the Leisure World's Swim School and local school lessons, as well as specialist clubs who hire it for scuba, water polo, swim training and galas.

Cllr Annie Feltham, Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, said: "Each year, thousands of people across the country resolve to learn to swim or exercise more frequently. A bright, newly-painted environment in which to prepare for a swim can only help our customers to keep their New Year resolutions. 

"It's very important that we continue to invest in Leisure World so that members and visitors, including the 130,000 people who visit our Fitness pool, can make the most of the opportunities they offer. We hope everyone gets a great experience every time they visit."

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