About Faversham Pools
Faversham Pools is a registered charity and plays a crucial part in the life of the town. Nearly a quarter of a million swimmers visit every year, making the Pools Faversham’s most visited attraction. As well as supporting a very active swimming club, the Pools are used by dozens of schools in the local area.
The iconic open-air pool opened in 1964, following an impressive public fundraising campaign. The vast majority of the funds were raised by local people, supported by the local council and companies. 29 years later, Swale Borough Council generously supported the creation of the indoor pool, in 1993.
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Returning to the Pool guidance for swimmers is available from Swim England here.
History of the Pools
Faversham’s community came together in the late 1950s to make the dream of a pool a reality. Years of fundraising led to the opening of the outdoor pools, five years later, in 1964. Find out more about our history here.
Faversham Swimming Club
Established in 1964, Faversham Swimming Club has over 300 members aged from five to 85. Our members achieve in competitive swimming, water polo and synchronised swimming and compete at local, county, regional and national level.
Swale Tri Club
It’s been claimed that the triathlon is the fastest-growing sport in the UK. Swale Tri Club is the first dedicated triathlon club in Swale to introduce Triathlon and Duathlons to both junior and adult members. Training takes place weekly in our indoor 25m pool.
Our popular lifeguarding courses take place regularly and will lead to the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. There are over 90,000 RLSS pool lifeguards in the UK. This very practical course will equip you with skills for life and is an internationally-recognised qualification.
As a charity, our trustees are important to the running of the Pools. They’re volunteers who generously give their time and experience to help shape our future. Find out more about the team here.