Here at Fenham Community Pool we have a history to be proud of, read more about our story below...
Situated in the west end of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Fenham Swimming Pool has been open since 1938. An important community facility, we cater for a wide range of groups of all ages and abilities. The pool, operated by Newcastle City Council was under threat of closure for six years, and eventually was closed on 18th July 2003, despite vociferous opposition from residents and the community.

Local residents then formed a committee and registered themselves as a company and a charity with the sole aim of reopening the pool. Commissioned surveys demonstrated a massive demand from the community as a whole, and a number of partners became dedicated to the project. These included local schools, residents and health providers.

Fenham Pool reopened on 28th July 2005 as a Community run pool. The pool achieved its 100,000 user in June 2007, also reaching an annual target of 60,000 users in 2007.

The pool won £80,000 from the B​ig Lottery through Tyne Tees 'The People's Millions' in 2007. This funding was used to dramatically improve the changing facilities at the swimming pool.

The staff and committee would like to say a big thank you to all customers, supporters and funders.

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Fenham Swimming Project is a company limited by guarantee and is registered in England and Wales with registered No 482646. It is a registered Charity. No 1099410