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Great Sankey Pool ready to make a splash

Great Sankey Pool
Executive board member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins and LiveWire Managing Director, Emma Hutchinson, admire the new pool.
Published: Tuesday, 12th March 2019

The final countdown has begun to the opening of the new Great Sankey Pool.

The six-lane main pool, along with the new-look training pool, at Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub will officially open on Saturday 6 April.

The main pool has been completely refurbished, with new filtration systems, full insulation and retiling, and is now deck level. The training pool has also been fully insulated and its width extended to 7.6 metres, providing improved access to swimming lessons.

Major improvements have also been made to the pool hall, with a new roof, insulation and ventilation system. The old ceilings have been removed to provide a light and airy feel, complemented with new energy efficient LED lighting.

A new viewing gallery, accessed from the 1st floor, will give spectators great views across both pools, as well as easy access to the vending and library areas.

There is also a new, high quality changing village - with single, double and family cubicles as well as two large group changing rooms, accessible changing room and Changing Places space with full hoist system. The changing village provides improved access to the pool, with pre-swim showers and a state-of-the-art ‘Pool Pod’ accessible lift.

Featuring new showers, vanity areas with hair dryers and a range of lockers to suit all needs – the changing village also provides access to the new sauna and steam rooms, with their own shower facilities. 

As well as the regular swimming sessions, there will be a comprehensive Swim England accredited Learn to Swim programme in place at Great Sankey which will be starting after the Easter Holidays. This is suitable for non-swimmers right through to those with some experience looking to progress to deep water swimming or competitive opportunities. 

To register your interest in the Learn to Swim programme, please visit

About Great Sankey Hub

•    The dementia friendly Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub is a major addition to the area, offering state-of-the-art leisure, sports and library facilities. The New Year has seen even more facilities opening, including the new Garden Spa, which will offer a different type of wellbeing facility to Warrington residents, including an offer of treatments and products suitable for people undergoing cancer treatment.