Swim England to transform shipping container into portable pool for schools

Swim England has revealed its latest innovative idea to help increase the number of youngsters gaining access to school swimming lessons.

The charity has purchased a shipping container which is to be transformed into a portable swimming pool.

A two lane, 10m pool will be created from the 40ft long container, which will have a deck and built-in filtration and heating unit underneath.

  • Original Article: Swim England
  • Date: September 2019

It would then be transported to areas across the country where schools have limited access to facilities so more youngsters could be taught how to swim and learn to enjoy the water safely.

Around one in four youngsters currently leave primary school unable to swim a minimum of 25m despite swimming being part of the national curriculum.

The container and work to transform it into a pool costs around £50,000.

Find out more on the Swim England website.