Our Vision

Brynaman Lido Committee began work in 2014 to research, plan and get support for the refurbishment and reopening of Brynaman Lido.

The lido is an important part of the cultural history of the village. The planned refurbishment will be sensitive to the original design of the pool and will aim to keep unique features such as the turnstile and changing booths with sympathetic adaptions that will increase access and ease of use. We want to bring back the Sapphire Pool that was built by the community, for the community and make it available to all.

We are now in the final stages of taking over the facility as an Asset Transfer from Carmarthenshire County Council and expect to complete this transfer by January 2022.

We aim to use renewable energy and new technology to refurbish, rebuild and manage the facility including the use of sustainable materials, air source heating, solar energy and bore hole water sourcing which will all go towards making this an exemplar project.

To view the latest version of our plan please click on the link below:

8 thoughts on “Our Vision

  1. Hi there,

    I am a student occupational therapist at Cardiff University writing an essay on open water/wild/outdoor swimming as a beneficial activity. I would like to reference your project as an example of the reversal of the trend of lido’s closing down. I’ve also been watching the project from afar for a while with interest as I am a keen outdoor swimmer living just over the border in Neath Port Talbot. Is it ok to reference your website? It will be referenced: Brynaman Lido Committee 2020 Planning for the future of a Brynaman Swimming Pool. Available at: https://brynamanlido.com/ [Accessed: 25 January 2020], unless you request otherwise.

    Many thanks

    Ruth

    1. Hi Ruth,
      Thanks for asking. That’s fine to reference our website. Sorry for not being in touch – we have been on hold for a few months because of the lockdown. Now we’re beginning to campaign again so you’ll hear more from us in the future. It would be interesting to see your essay – we need lots of information about the importance of outdoor swimming.
      Judi Hughes, Chair

      1. Hi there,
        I’m in the process of buying a house just up the road and both myself and my partner would be really interested in being involved with this project. Please do let me know how to stay in touch
        Thanks
        Lynsey

  2. Excellent project – I wish you the very best of luck in restoring your lido. I was involved with the refurbishment of London Fields Lido (photo in your feasibility study) and still work for Hackney. You might be interested in this website; https://peoplespool.co.uk/ (contact is Deborah Aydon). They are trying to develop a new Lido in the Wirral. Good Luck!

  3. Thanks Julie. I’ve been in touch with Deborah and think I met her at the lido conference last year. Looks like they’re doing great things. If you want to help you can follow us on our Facebook page or Twitter account.

  4. Hi, I’m Chloë Fitzsimons a 3rd year Photography student at Falmouth University. I’m currently working on a project on Lidos in the UK, and I’m looking at creating a short film for my final project.  Being a swimmer myself I believe swimming pools are so important to a community and have become obsessed with the architecture and the beauty of our lidos. I want to show what I love about them, talk about the history and talk to the people who use them. I was wondering if you would be able to give me access to the pool and allow me to film and photograph. I would love to share with you any of the photographs and film I take. i feel like a lido that is unused would be a great addition to my work. I really want to create some visuals to help with the movement to restore our lidos because I feel they aren’t spoken about enough. I’m looking to do this project in March. 

    I hope to hear back from you soon.

    Many thanks for your time,

    Chloë Fitzsimons

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