"... If trends continue, school swimming pools, being lost at a rate of 10 per cent a year in many areas, will have fallen to 750 nationally from the 3,000 that existed in the 1980s, threatened by the "Building Schools For The Future" programme, which in many cases precludes the rebuilding of pools.
Duncan Goodhew, the British Olympic swimming gold medallist, said yesterday: "It's a disgrace, a national scandal. Every school within a certain radius must have a pool, and every Specialist Sports College should have a pool. A swimming pool is not something a school should have to fight for." Unfortunately, under the "Building For the Future" programme, many schools are having to do just that. ..." [Link]
A Google map is included giving the locations of each closer. That is PATHETIC! -- Now do something! [Link]