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Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre

Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre
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51°25′41″N 0°19′53″W / 51.4281°N 0.3313°W / 51.4281; -0.3313
AddressTeddington Pools and Fitness Centre, Vicarage Road, Teddington
PostcodeTW11 8EZ
Opened1931
Operated byRichmond Council
Owned byRichmond Council
ArchitectH C Hunt[1]
Typeheated indoor
Former name(s)Teddington Lido, Teddington Pool
Statusoperational
Length25 metres (82 ft)
Width13 metres (43 ft)
Depth2 metres (6.6 ft)[2]
Websitewww.richmond.gov.uk/teddington_pools_fitness_centre
rebuilt1976–1978
Features
6-lane main pool, learner pool, hydrotherapy pool
Facilities
parking, gym, adjacent recreation ground

Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre is a public swimming pool and fitness centre owned and operated by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames located in Vicarage Road, off the A313, in Teddington.

Originally built as a lido pool in 1931, it was closed in 1976 and rebuilt as an indoor facility in 1978.[1][3]

The building includes a six-lane 25 metre pool, a learner pool, and a 9.5 metres (10.4 yd) by 5 metres (5.5 yd) deck level hydrotherapy pool.[2][4] Other facilities include a gym and studio space.

Since its original construction in 1931, the pool has been home to Richmond Swimming Club, who continue to use the facility.[5][6] After the pool was rebuilt, Teddington Swimming Club was formed and continue to use it as a base.[7] Teddington Sub Aqua Club also use the pool.[8]

Transport

Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre has a pay and display car park and is served by London Buses route 281, 285 and R68. London Buses route 33 and X26 also stop nearby. Teddington railway station is located 500 metres (550 yd) to the south west.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b Merrington, Oliver; Hoines, Andy. "LIDOS IN LONDON no longer open". Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b "Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre". British Swimming & the ASA. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Swimming". Twickenham Museum. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Hydrotherapy pool". Teddington Pool and Fitness Centre. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. ^ Davies, Caitlin (2 April 2015). Downstream: A History and Celebration of Swimming the River Thames. Aurum Press. p. 172.
  6. ^ "Richmond Swimming Club". Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  7. ^ Morrell, Sue (April 2004). "Club history. Our first 25 years". Teddington Swimming Club.
  8. ^ "Teddington Sub Aqua Club". BSAC. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  9. ^ Local Area Map Bus Map (PDF) (Map). National Rail. Retrieved 6 January 2016.

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