Early swimmers club throws in the towel

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BOSTON Early Morning Swimmers’ Club is to hang up its towels after announcing it will be wound up next Wednesday after 31 years.

The club was formed by a group of swimmers who regularly used the open air pool at the Geoff Moulder complex in the 1970s.

Chairman David Lamb explained: “Some of the local councillors in those days were active swimmers and understood the benefits of good facilities, both for the general public and for training purposes.

“After the indoor training pool was built, the club had its inaugural meeting on February 4, 1980. and hired a pool from Boston Borough Council from 7.30am-8.30am Monday to Friday. Membership was restricted to 60 for safety reasons and soon there was a waiting list.”

After the council decided to demolish the training pool and closed it in 2009, a user group was formed, in which the club participated to try and save the pool.

Mr Lamb added: “With a petition of over 8,000 signatures the council reversed their decision, but it has not acted to re-open the pool.”