Season ends on a high for Stoney’s Open Air Pool

Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool will finish the 2015 season on a high this weekend, September 5 and 6.

The Friends of the Pool will hold a fundraising coffee morning on Saturday September 5 from 10am until noon.

There will be the usual stalls – cake and candy, tombola, a bottle stall and also a new flower trail as well as a draw for a hamper.

In keeping with the popular “quiet swims” at the Pool, this will be a “quiet” coffee morning with no music, to give everyone a chance to chat and catch up on local news.

Tickets are £2.50, at the door.

On Sunday, sadly the last day of the season, there is the “last chance swim” and Stephen Jackson’s disco from 2pm-4pm.

Stephen will also be announcing the results of “The Lifeguard of the Year” competition.

The Pool will close at 6pm.

Vice Chair of the Friends of the Pool, David Culshaw said: “The Lifeguard of the Year is always a hotly-contested competition and this year the standard has been exceptionally high.

“We, as the Friends, have had many compliments this summer about the hard work of the lifeguards.

“The job is not only about glamour – being a lifeguard also means lots of cleaning when not watching swimmers in the Pool.

“The Lifeguard of the Year is voted for by his or her peers – it is the lifeguards themselves who decide who deserves the award.”

The Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool is a charity, originally formed by the local community to ensure the future of the Open Air Pool when it was threatened with closure in the 1990s.

The Friends now work in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council which operates the Pool to a high standard, while the Friends maintain, enhance and promote the Pool.

Stonehaven Open Air Pool is unique: an Olympic-size (50m) Pool with clean, filtered seawater heated to 29˚C (84˚F) set within a beautiful Art Deco listed building, it offers healthy fun for children of all ages, quiet sessions for adults and midnight swims in high season.Day ticket prices are held at the same good-value level all season, with adults paying £5.30, children and concessions just £3.20 and a family of up to 4 people £14.35. All tickets are valid all day and allow swimmers to come and go as they please. There are also season and 12-session tickets available and very special deals for disabled swimmers and their carers.