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Fun comes first says council
Pool administrators in Derby pursuing the idea of an
have pulled the plug on plans Olympic-sized pool but we will
for an Olympic-sized look at a fun pool facility. There
swimming pool in the city in are Olympic-sized pools nearby
favour of looking into a fun in Loughborough and Sheffield
pool with water slides. so I don’t think there is the need
The idea has been criticised for one in Derby. I’m in favour of
as a mistake by athletes and a fun pool because a lot of
swimming coaches who say the people use them and it could
council should be doing more bring people into the city
to nurture local talent ahead of because they would make a day
the 2012 Olympics. of their visit.”
The 50m pool, costing £17m, But Mark Rose, head
was going to be built next to coach at Derby’s elite
Moorways Leisure Centre. But Derventio eXcel swimming
now the Liberal Democrats, club, said there was a need
who took over control of the for a 50m pool in the city. “It
council in May, have revealed is virtually impossible to get
they do not think there is a into a 50m pool anywhere in
need for an Olympic-sized pool Britain because there are so
in the city. few of them and the prices
Councillor Joe Naitta, are exorbitant – you are
cabinet member for culture and talking £36 an hour for one
leisure, said: “We will not be lane,” he said.
DORIAN DAVIES JOINS
GOLDEN COAST TEAM
Dorian Davies has joined and hands-on attitude in getting
Golden Coast as Pool and Spa the job done to provide quality
Field Sales Manager. His key customer service are well known

role will be to increase sales of and match the ethos of our
domestic and commercial pool company,” said Jamie Adams,
products and develop and assist Managing Director.
the Marquis Spa dealers. Dorian said, “I am delighted to
Education
Entering the pool industry as take up this position with Golden
a trainee sales and marketing Coast, a company I have long
executive for Drykel Leisure admired and I look forward to the
Training
Products prior to its sale to the challenges of the years ahead.
Astral Group, Dorian was head- “I am looking forward to
hunted by Sundance Spas of returning to the domestic and
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California in 2000, with a brief to commercial pool product side of
expand the UK dealer base, the business, where I first set
along with increasing sales and out on my journey in the
the brand’s profile. He had a industry, and to sharing my
successful period with the knowledge of the spa market.”
Membership of over 850
company up to it going into Despite his recent personal
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administration earlier this year. experience of the extremely
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“We are delighted to be able difficult trading conditions the
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to add Dorian’s skills and industry is facing, Dorian
Diploma Courses
expertise of the industry to acknowledges that things never
~ Golden Coast. His reputation grind to a total standstill and no
Seminars matter how bad things become,
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Workshops
money to spend.
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“Opportunities are there for
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organisations to exploit by
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investing in their customers’
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futures. I am particularly
pleased to be joining a team
that embodies this philosophy
The Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers at a time when other firms may
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be keeping their heads down
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hoping that they’ll still be in
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business when it all goes away.”
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