Fun, inclusive sessions for children and young people with disabilities

125th Anniversary

OF FORE STREET POOL

Fore Street Baths opened in 1894 by Mayor of Ipswich, Samuel Anness, and Felix Cobbold. This year we are celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Fore Street Pool by holding a special anniversary open weekend in March. 

SATURDAY 23RD MARCH

Dementia Swimming Session

10:00am – 10:50am

This FREE Dementia swimming session will allow you to continue doing something you love, or gives you the chance to try something new in swim a safe and supportive environment. We will have specially trained staff on hand to support you. 

Public Swimming Times

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Public swimming over the weekend is FREE. A donation to the Mayor’s chosen Charity, Suffolk Law Centre, would be appreciated.

Sub Aqua Taster Session

2:00pm – 5:00pm

It’s your chance to learn how to scuba dive for FREE. Get the skills to be able to move about and breathe underwater using self-contained underwater breathing equipment.

SUNDAY 24TH MARCH

Public Swimming Times

8:00am – 9:00am

11:30am – 2:00pm

Public swimming over the weekend is FREE. A donation to the Mayor’s chosen Charity, Suffolk Law Centre, would be appreciated.

Underwater Hockey Session

10:00am – 11:00am

Get in your teams and dive to the bottom of Fore Street swimming pool to compete in our FREE underwater hockey session. See if you can get the puck into the opposing team’s goal with a hockey stick. 

Are you up for a challenge?

A 125 Swim Challenge will run throughout March for swimmers to challenge themselves to swim 125 lengths of Fore Street Pool.

Challenge log cards will be available for collection from Fore Street reception. On completion of 125 lengths a certificate of achievement will be awarded. 

HERITAGE DISPLAYS

Heritage displays will be available for viewing over the weekend containing memories from Fore Street, Crown Pools, Broomhill and St Matthew’s Baths. 

1961

Visit by the Queen

1986

Award Winners

1987

Sub Aqua Club

Do you have happy memories of Fore Street Pool? Share your old or new photos on our social media. 

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