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Newsletter for Friends of Narberth Pool

To thrive, we need your continued support for your community swimming pool


SwimNarberth: In November 2014 (nearly three years ago!!) we ceased to be a municipal pool, we are now a community owned pool, named and registered as ‘SwimNarberth CIO’



Civic Week started on Sunday 23rd July

Monday 24th was our Funday; it sold out by Monday morning so we had to put on an extra session. The total raised was £1272.90!!! so thanks to all who took part. Despite the disruption at the pool with the building works, we still managed to put a float in the Carnival and great fun was had by all. Greatful thanks to Kelly and everyone who help with these events to support Civic Week and Carnival.


NEWS SPLASH__________________________

Building work moves on apace! 

The external building work has been completed, a new Air handling unit has been installed and all the wiring for the PV panels has been moved to accommodate the extension.  The inside has progressed well, the ladies changing facility is ready for the finishes, all windows and doors have been installed and most of the electrics are complete. On 23rd October the building will close for two weeks to allow builders access all areas. Building Contractors are on time with everything to date.

As anticipated, there has been quite a lot disruption for our customers as the builders are still refiguring the changing rooms but our customers have been wonderfully supportive and our staff members are marvellous. Hopefully, when we come back in two weeks time it will be a little easier as most of the dust will have gone.

We are trying to keep the community informed with posters in the changing rooms, in our Pool Notes, on our Facebook page and on our web page.


Grant news: Work started on 7th July 2017 and hopefully will be completed by February 2018!!

We WEFO Logoare afraid there has been lots of disruption, but the contractors have tried to work around our schedule as much as possible because we cannot afford to close the pool at all if we can possibly help it.

Hopefully everyone will be understanding and continue to swim as much as they can and manage to enjoy the experience despite the building work. While we want everyone to take an interest in how the work is progressing, we ask that everyone keeps well away from the work area and abides by all the Health & Safety requirements. Thank you.


ThanksA Very Big Thank You________________

To the 55 Plus Club for their generous donation! We really appreciate your ongoing support.

To SPAR Narberth for donating their plasic bags money

To David for raising £300 for his Hydro-walk

To Sally Fitzgerrald for all her hard work finding quotes and applying for extra grants for the disabled facilities the kitchen, and the Training Room. 

To our lovely staff who have had to put up with all the disruption, dust and noise and are still doing a fantastic job!

To everyone who has continued to support us through the past few months and continues to do so.

To the builders at A & V Building Contracts Ltd. great job so far boys!

But especially to you for Supporting your pool!


Any ideas?: Anybody with brilliant ideas for fundraising activities -always appreciated. We are always looking for new ways of fundraising.

If you are able to help out during Long Course or Ironman, we can raise £200 for 10 volunteers registered by us, as part of our team (more info below)


IRON MAN was a great success AGAIN!!

Our 53 volunteers were based in and around Narberth, some marshalling but most at a feed station where the event participants were very appreciative of the feed stations and the smilling faces that greated them there.  They raised £1050.00!!

-Hope you all got a free T.shirt and a nice, fuzzy feeling that you have helped your local pool.

Greatful thanks Helena and all who took part, for your hard work. A BIG WELL DONE TO ALL!!!



Who out there has some time to volunteer on reception, just a couple of hours a week? Who has great FUNdraising ideas to contribute? Who can spare a bit of time to clean? Many hands make light and fun work and volunteering looks good on your CV, or as part of your DofE….please get in touch!! Thank you


Who’s who___________________

Trustees SwimNarberth CIO(Charitable Incorporated Organisation):

Sue Rees (Chair), Ruth Barnes (Financial Officer), Jennifer Price, Bryn Etchells.

Friends of Narberth Pool committee are:

Sue Rees (Chair), Ruth Barnes (Financial Officer), Jennifer Price, Bryn Etchells, Sam Lewis, Kelly Harrison, Sally Fitzgerald, Helena Warne, Mel Williams, Sue Christopher. Ruth Silverstone.

FUNdraising: Kelly Harrison, Sally Fitzgerald, Helena Warne, Mel Williams.

If anyone would like to join the FoNP committee and support their local pool, plus have coffee and cake at meetings, then please get in touch via FB or email us

Our valued Staff members are:

Steve Howitt (Manager), Sam Lewis (Duty Officer), Ian Mayes (Lifeguard), Joel Rees (Lifeguard)

Cathy Simmons (Volunteer Lifeguard), Plus teaching staff.


Child Swim Lessons__________________

If you would like to book lessons please contact the pool to book. Thank you


Holiday Child Crash Coursescrash courses

-Maximum 6 per class, beginners and improvers
-Monday-Friday 9-9.30am and 9.30-10am
-Coaches: Jenny and Ian
-Price: tbc
For information or to register your interest, please contact the pool.







Bags2Pool-Thank you for your support.

At the last collecting we had 420kg of bags, raising £168

-Next collection will be soon.






It is so easy to raise funds whilst you shop online. Just register with Easyfundraising, choose SwimNarberth as your charity and raise each time you shop- at no cost to yourself.

Please consider supporting us and raising money for your pool, at no cost to yourselves by shopping via Easyfundraising.

It really is easy fundraising

1. Go to: and sign up for free.

2. Shop......Every time you shop online, go to Easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

3. Raise......After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

-There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Tesco, Argos, Halfords, Aviva, the train line and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!


Cold drinks and sweets: available to buy at the pool during opening hours. Please ask a member of staff.

Suggestion Box: in the foyer for sensible ideas for the running of the pool and fundraising, or for you to pop in your name and number if you can help in any way.


The Gift of Swimming__________________

Gift Voucher

Why not give the special gift of fun and improved fitness?

You can buy a membership for unlimited use during public sessions or Aquafit.
Monthly Membership (no min term) :£20
Half yearly (one off fee): £105
Yearly (one off fee): £180
Aquafit (one off fee): 10 sessions: £49.50

(Aquafit sessions run by SwimNarberth, none run by an independent coach)

The gift voucher will be A5 in size, with a white envelope.For more information, please call the pool: 01834 860966





Infant and Adult:- Have fun introducing your infant to their local community pool. A unique session dedicated to quality “Infant and Adult” time. Thursday 12-1pm, Adults: £3, 3+:£2.20, under 3 free. Just turn up, no booking required. Ages from 1 day upwards. As long as you are confident, one adult can take two children into the Pool, water is 86⁰c / 30⁰f.


-Disability sessions: 3.30-5.30pm on Fridays. Please call Sue Christopher or Sam Lewis (at the pool) for information or message them on FB.


-Adult lessons: 6 week course from: 7.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursdays. Beginners: 7.30-8pm, Improvers: 8.00-8.30pm. The coach is Jenny Price. Please call the pool or message Jenny on Facebook for enquiries or to book.


-Child Swim lessons: Lessons do need to be booked and paid for in advance to secure your child’s place. If you have any questions or would like to book, please call the pool.


Parties___________ PARTY

Bookable on Saturdays from 1pm. For more information, see our Facebook album "Activities- Narberth Community Pool. To book please call the pool.

Recent feedback: “Dylan had a brilliant time today at his party at SwimNarberth. Thank you to all the staff for making us feel so welcome and at home. Would highly recommend a party here.”


…and finally________________________


Some Lovely comments on our FB page:


Thank you Narberth Pool Team for making such an essential service for all to use”


“We're very happy to help - you run a brilliant facility on Narberth”


Doing a good job for the community all the best”


“Narberth pool is a fab pool and I want to see it thrive, … for the whole community.”



Thank you for your support!

…please continue to support your local community pool.


SwimNarberth, The Old School Grounds, Station Road, SA67 7DU









Family swimming at Swim Narberth


News Splash

Good News!! The Pool is re-opening on Monday 8th January!!

"The pool will re-open on the 8th January2018 and the timetable remains the same. The work will not have been quite completed until the end of February but I think everyone will be amazed at what has been accomplished." Sue Rees

We wish everyone a swimmingly happy 2018 and look forward to seeing you. Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding during the improvements.

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If you are a Co-op member, please ring or go online and choose SwimNarberth as your cause. If you are not already a member, it is easy to join at:

Direct link:


Find out more about Co-op Membership. When you buy selected products and services we'll put 5% into your membership wallet and give 1% to your local community.


Registered Charity- number 1162606.

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Building Project

Work Started Monday 10th July 2017

We thank everyone for their patients and understanding throughout this very important stage of our development of the pool. We were very fortunate to have got this grant and all works have to be completed by the end of Ferbruary 2018, so it will not be long now.

Any questions, ring the pool: 01834 860940


Who out there has some time to volunteer on reception, just a couple of hours a week? Who has great FUNdraising ideas to contribute? Who can spare a bit of time to clean? Many hands make light and fun work and volunteering looks good on your CV, or as part of your DofE.please get in touch!!

If any volunteers already have the Food Safety Qualification, please let Sam have a copy of your certificate.

Thank you.




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