Charitable trust welcomes users back to Carnegie Leisure Centre training pool

We are pleased to confirm that remedial works to Carnegie Leisure Centre’s training pool are now complete.

Works, led by Fife Council, which included the installation of an enhanced ventilation system designed to meet the needs of performance swimmers, as well as essential maintenance on the pool tank are now finished and the pool is ready for use.

The announcement comes following unexpected delays to works due to the delivery of materials from outwith the UK associated with COVID travel restrictions and logistics challenges.

We have kept aquatic clubs fully informed throughout the works and we are now looking forward to welcoming back swimmers with pool timetables and training slots confirmed.

Reece Gordon, leisure attendant with Fife Sports and Leisure Trust welcomes Ewan Hunter (Dunfermline), one of the first customers, back to the training pool.

Emma Walker, chief executive for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “It is fantastic to be able to welcome swimmers back to Carnegie’s training pool – it’s a valuable facility which serves local performance swimmers with training opportunities, and we appreciate how important it is to them.

“We are confident that users of the pool will be pleased with the remedial works and will benefit from the improved ventilation system. Although the works have taken longer than expected, we strived to keep clubs and swimming’s national body, Scottish Swimming, informed and engaged throughout the process to ensure all stakeholders were provided for during the closure.”

Fife Council team manager, Andy MacLellan welcomed the news that the training pool will re-open following work to install an enhanced ventilation system, he said:

"This is great news, albeit a bit later than we all hoped, but challenges associated with Covid and delivery of essential materials delayed our work. We look forward to seeing swimmers enjoying the improved facilities."