Indoor swimming pools are the costliest recreation buildings because of the stringent standards which their design and maintenance are required to meet. Since swimming is shown to be the most popular indoor recreational activity providing as it does for both sexes and all age groups, and many reasons point to its continued popularity, there is, therefore, a strong case for the continued provision of swimming facilities and the replacement of outdated plant.
It is not only swimming, in its competitive, educational and recreative forms, which makes a demand on pool time and space. Other demands are listed and their specialist requirements enumerated. Some of these are: the four disciplines of the sport, learning to swim, provision for the physcially handicapped, other aquatic sports, and life saving. In planning new pool provision all the likely uses should be considered from the outset and wherever poss¬ible a co-ordinated approach to the use of all existing facilities should be taken into consideration.
Editor's comments - [ This  report provides the basis for a then new and relevant approach to the provision of swimming pools and supersedes the chapter in Planning for Sport (published 1968). The new thinking outlined in the report will prove to be useful to all concerned wtih the future provision of one of our major facilities for sport and recreation — swimming pools. There is a wonderful narrative in this report about the value of swimming pool provision; from excellence, fitness, enjoyment and to basic health. Well worth a read. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (2013). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from In the text: Cryer (2013)
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