Please help us keep swimming

What is happening with the UKSA pool?

UKSA needs help to refurbish its swimming pool that is used by over 20,000 people each year, including local Island primary school children, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through our charity development programmes and the entire north Island community.

Our pool (built in ’93), and its systems are in critical need of significant repairs. Each year the pool has multiple repairs to enable the heating system and the filtration system to continue to run. However, the repairs are no longer enough, and the pool needs to be completely refurbished. The filtration system is continuously breaking due to increased demand and parts are no longer available from suppliers due to the age of the pool, which has lead to long pool closures disrupting the availability for our local community and charity beneficiaries.

Many community pool users are reliant on accessing the pool due to its locality, cost, and availability.

  • 26+ primary schools across the Island
  • 40+ users in ‘Aqua Fit Group’; using the pool for 4.5 hours per week
  • 400+ babies and pre-school children doing swimming lessons through ‘Emma’s Otters’; using the pool for 40 hours per week

Offering our pool to the community is incredibly important to us at UKSA. Given the recent reduced facilities on the Island, the last thing we want to do is close our pool doors knowing there is no other option.

Instead, we need to fix the pool so we can increase our community access and provide a safer environment –  but we simply cannot afford the cost alone.

UKSA is working hard to raise funds by appealing to local grant giving trust and organisation’s and are also appealing to the Island community for support to help the local Cowes community to ‘Just keep Swimming.’

UKSA swimming instructor teaching child how to swim

We need your help

The pool refurbishment is estimated at £250,000 and we are calling on our local community to help us raise 10% of this cost.

A new pool will enable us to provide a safer environment so that we can hopefully expand those we can accommodate onsite.

Will you please help?  Every single donation large or small will make a vital difference.

As an example:

  •  £3.50 could buy a new tile – and we need 13,000 tiles!
  • £5,000 could pay for new pool steps!

Donate to save our pool

Your donation will make a vital difference. Together, we can give children and young people a brighter and more exciting future.

If you would like to talk to fundraising team about how you can support our Pool Appeal call us today on 01983 301914 or email [email protected]