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Maybole swimming pool set to reopen for Quay Zone members


The former Council operated swimming pool in Maybole is set to reopen on Monday 19 February 2024.

During the first week, the pool will only be available for Carrick and Girvan primary school swimming lessons. However, from Monday 26 February the pool will also be open to Quay Zone members on:

Mondays 8am - 8:30pm
Wednesdays 8am - 7.30pm
Fridays 8am - 6:00pm and
Saturdays 8am - 12.45pm.

The announcement comes as South Ayrshire Council continues to support South Carrick Community Leisure (SCCL) to find alternative provision following storm damage to the roof of the Quay Zone.

The old swimming pool off Kirkoswald Rd was closed earlier this year when a new pool opened as part of Maybole Community Campus.

The reopened facility will now be staffed by SCCL who will ensure only Quay Zone members can use the pool and that they have made an advance booking or are there for current swimming lessons.

While Maybole pool will mainly be used for lessons, SCCL also plan to provide lane swimming, aquafit classes and some fun float sessions for their members.

Councillor Brian Connolly, Sport and Leisure Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "From the outset, we have been working closely with SCCL to find alternatives so that members of the Quay Zone don't miss out. I am delighted with the handover of the pool, and I am hopeful we will soon have a suitable venue in Girvan for their gym and class programme."

Councillor Alec Clark, Tourism, Culture and Rural Affairs Portfolio Holder said: "The Council and the Girvan and South Carrick community have been pulling out all the stops to help put alternatives in place and we are making significant progress. The Quay Zone will not be reopening any time soon, so alternatives must be suitable so that SCCL can continue to deliver the first-class service their members have come to expect."  

Councillor Martin Kilbride, Buildings, Housing and Environment Portfolio Holder said: "The Quay Zone has been subjected to extensive damage; however, we are making progress. Loose roofing material has been removed and a temporary cover has been installed. The swimming pool has been emptied and steps have been taken to protect pool equipment. I know that a contractor has been appointed to replace the roof and a design team will also be looking at reinstatement works throughout the building."

Allan Rattray, Chairperson of South Carrick Community Leisure said: "I am delighted at the cooperation given by South Ayrshire Council to address the storm damage to The Quay Zone. The opening of Maybole Pool for members of The Quay Zone just four weeks after the closure of the Girvan facility demonstrates a remarkable degree of cooperation and work on behalf of both the Council and SCCL and I commend everyone involved for all their hard work and commitment."

Quay Zone members can book a slot at the old Maybole pool 4 Kirkoswald Road, Maybole KA19 7DX, by calling SCCL on 01465 915200.

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