Planning for the future of Brynaman Swimming Pool

An open-air swimming pool run by the community, for the community

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Photos by Amanda Harwood

Photographer and author Amanda Harwood has been going around the UK photographing lidos – some open and some not. She came to Brynaman in July when the weather was a bit better and here are two of the beautiful shots she shared with us.

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Meet the Brynaman Lido Committee

Brynaman Lido has been kept alive, even though it was closed in 2010, thanks to many dedicated people from the area. Members change and we are grateful for their work, past and present.

We’re putting up profiles of the current members so you know who we are.

Look to the right on this website and you’ll see a list of committee members as we put up their information.

You’ll see our new pop-up at local events – thanks for a good job Pro-Grafix.

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Committee Member: Phil

Committee Member Phil Broadhurst:

I live in Ammanford. I work for Oxfam in Swansea. I love outdoor swimming; in sea, rivers and lidos.

Loved the Lido when it was open. Want to swim there again, and to see it acting as a community asset again, promoting sport, leisure, art and creativity… with a Fairtrade snack bar too 🙂

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Committee Member: Jess

Jessica Lerner is a Dance/Movement artist and Yoga teacher living in Brynaman. Jess is currently the Chair of Brynaman Lido Committee.

We are so lucky to be living in a village with such a rich history of a caring and sharing community, which was developed by the miners in building the Lido amongst other things. A place to enjoy instead of a holiday away. Social and with exercise and health benifits. Let’s get Brynaman Lido back to its full glory!


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Committee Member: Judi

Hi, my name is Judi Hughes and I live here in Upper Brynamman / Brynaman Uchaf. I’m originally from Leicester and have lived in Wales since 2003. I moved to Brynaman in 2006 but I never swam in the lido – it seemed to be for the kids then.

I do the administration for the Committee – mainly organising and taking notes for the meetings. I also helped to write the Business Plan and negotiate with Carms Council.

I would love to see the lido refurbished and re-opened to provide a wonderful facility for all local people – for all ages. I’d also like to see it reflect the local environment using natural and Eco-friendly materials and method of cleaning and heating the pool.

I’m a Mum and a Grandma to 9 children – this is me with my youngest grandchild Sylvie Aderyn.


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Brynaman Lido Committee Members

We’re updating our site with news and information about our progress with the redevelopment of Brynaman Lido.

Progress is slow at the moment as we’re negotiating with Carmarthenshire County Council who are being a bit slow at answering our questions. Although they seem willing to transfer the ‘asset’ to our committee, they are also planning to charge us a hefty fee for the rates. Whilst we continue to explore different options with them we thought you’d like to know a bit about us.

As the weeks progress we’ll introduce our team. You can always contact us through our Facebook page: @brynamanlido   People can also visit our Page at and send messages to us at


Brynamman Pool Memories – Open Day 18 July

Brynamman Lido ComMemory day Jpgmittee is running an Open Morning on Saturday 18 July from 10am to 1pm at the Black Mountain Centre on Mountain Road. Please come along to the Café where you will be welcomed by our Committee Members who want to know all about your memories of the pool.

We’d like you to bring along photos, information, newpaper clippings and your own memories of what a great asset to the community this pool was. If you don’t have memories or are new to the area and would like to find out more please also come along and talk to us.

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