Save Historic Swimming Club From Sinking
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To all my lovely swimmer friends and any others that fancy getting behind us.
Scarborough Swimming Club has recently gained a new home, which is been run by Everyone Active. Unfortunately Everyone Active now wants to stop SSCs learn to swim programme and take it over themselves to increase their profit. The learn to swim aspect of the club is the main source of income and the only way the club can afford to rent the facilities enough for the competitive swimmers to train. Taking away this part of the club will have a negative impact on Scarborough’s swimmers from grass roots up. Not only this but it will effect the life long friendships made through being part of this team and we strongly believe it should not be allowed to happen. We wish to bring this to the attention of the council in the hope that something can be done to stop everyone active taking over.
Thank you for your help!
Extract from the Scarborough Evening News:
The future of 125 year old Scarborough Swimming Club could be in jeopardy following its move to the new Sport Village, its president has warned.
Sam Greetham is so concerned he is even considering crowd-funding a bid for the old indoor swimming pool in Ryndle Crescent in order to save his club. Mr Greetham, a Great British Swimming Squad coach claims that in 18 months since Everyone Active took over control of the swimming provision from Scarborough Borough Council his club has not had a single new member.
He claims it will lead to a reduction in competitive swimmers from the town, something Everyone Active denies. Mr Greetham said: The programme offered by Everyone Active is growing and our programme is decreasing. "Our membership has decreased to around 167 members and 200 in the 18 months that Everyone Active has taken over from Scarborough Council. We pay £50,000 a year to run the sessions and that is likely to go up and up when the new deal comes in and what I am worried about is the lack of pathway to Scarborough Swimming Club and competitive swimming. We are an institution in the town, not just a club"
Mr Greetham said he was considering purchasing the old indoor pool to safeguard the club, but admitted the option had not been explored in any detail.
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