This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
02-21 NEWS NEW:SPN Master pages 14/09/2009 11:56 Page 20
A swimming pool at the
Work is due to start on the Bangor pool in 2010 former sports minister Edwin centre of an outbreak of the
Poots two years ago and the cryptosporidium bug which
pool will form the first phase of has left around 30 adults and
Sport Northern Ireland’s Elite children ill has been allowed
Facilities Programme. The full to re-open.
business case and a £15m grant Merthyr Tydfil Leisure
for the new 50m pool Centre is open to the public
development, which is after being inspected.
expected to get underway in Eight of those who fell ill
spring 2010, has now been have been confirmed as
approved. The facility will be having the stomach bug.
incorporated into plans for the The outbreak came after a
construction of a larger leisure pool party at the leisure
complex in Bangor. centre.
McCausland said:“This will They said a likely cause
be Northern Ireland’s first was a “faecal accident” in
Olympic–sized swimming one of the three pools.
pool. As a regional centre of Dr Gwen Lowe, consultant
The Northern Ireland sports swimming pool in Bangor. excellence, it will be a state- in communicable disease
minister Nelson McCausland , North Down Borough Council of-the-art facility to be control at the NPHS,
has approved plans for the was selected as the preferred enjoyed by all the people of insisted the swimming pools
country’s first Olympic-sized bidder for the scheme by Northern Ireland.” at the leisure centre were
safe to use.
“We have vigorously
investigated, we have
Police probe poor water
chased up all the cases we
have managed to get hold
of, we have inspected the
pool, we have had an
quality after pool death
independent water expert to
look at the pool and we’re
happy that all the systems
Police in Ireland are examining whether cloudy and poor quality bathing water may have impaired are functioning that should
visibility at a swimming pool where an eight-year-old boy drowned. be functioning,” she said.
Isaac Agabe-Aqdefeya died soon after another child in the pool spotted him and raised the alarm with “There isn’t any increased
lifeguards. The tragedy occurred at LeisureLink, a privately operated pool and leisure centre run. risk and the pool can remain
Detectives are examining whether the water quality may have hampered visibility in the swimming open.”
pool at the time the child got into difficulty. Dr Prysor Williams, who is a
Isaac went to the LeisureLink pool with his brother and sister for an afternoon swim on August 20. He lecturer in environmental
got into difficulties and at about 3.20pm was spotted at the bottom of the pool by another child who management at Bangor
immediately alerted one of the eight lifeguards on duty. Despite their attempts to revive Isaac, he was University, said it was not
pronounced dead at Navan General Hospital. likely that all the 49 people
Cloudy pool water can be caused by many factors, ranging from mechanical issues such as inefficient who attended the party
filters to chemical and other issues such as the numbers of people using a pool at any one time. would become ill.
A spokesman for the management company said the child was rescued by lifeguards who had “The incubation period
observed him in difficulty. The company said there were eight lifeguards on duty when the boy got into after ingesting
difficulty and said the pool was at 60% capacity at the time. cryptosporidium is typically
The Irish Water Safety Association, said the only standards in place are its own voluntary guidelines. seven to 10 days,” he said.
Pupils are to get in the swim in Frederick Road, for September programme, funded by the ensure that all children have the
Birmingham following plans to and October. It is part of the Department for Children, opportunity to learn to swim and
move a temporary swimming British Gas Pools 4 Schools Schools and Families, works with enjoy good quality lessons.
pool from London to the city. programme. Aston will become the Amateur Swimming
Children have been learning to the first venue to benefit from Association. The Pools 4 Schools
swim in London as part of a the programme for a second scheme aims to offer intensive
successful summer camp set up time following the success of last swimming lessons to school
for the first time on the South year’s scheme when 720 children children to help meet the
Bank of the Thames during the from 12 schools learnt to swim in National Curriculum target of all
school holidays. The temporary the revolutionary 12m pool youngsters being able to swim
swimming pool is now moving to which was inserted into the 25 metres by the age of 12. It
Aston where it is being set up at sports hall last October. The was established by Olympic
King Edward VI School, in British Gas Pools 4 Schools bronze medallist Steve Parry to
20 Swimming Pool News October 09 Digital edition available at
Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92
Produced with Yudu -