A University swimming pool… in 25 years



New plans have been unveiled showing how a new swimming pool at the University of York may look.

These artist’s impressions show the possible design of a 25-metre, county-standard pool, although it is doubtful that the project will reach fruition in the next 25 years.

The project is suffering from a £4 million funding gap because council planners put no tighter timescale on the University’s planning conditions, despite the university committing £5 million.

The executive member for leisure, culture and social inclusion, Coun. Ayre, said: “The economic downturn has meant the university has had to reprioritise some of its capital funding.”


  1. So, they’ll be opening this swimming pool a full 30 years after the Lib Dems closed the Barbican swimming pool and 27 years after Ceredig Jamieson Ball ran and won as Lib Dem candidate for Heslington with campaign literature saying “Want a swimming pool on campus? Vote Lib Dem.”


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  2. Didn’t Jason Rose promise us a swimming pool? No-confidence? *Cough*

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  3. hey come on it’s progress- we might get a good athletics track by 2109 at this rate :)

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