Erewash swimming pools handed awards

STAFF at Erewash swimming pools are celebrating after two national awards.

Ilkeston’s Victoria Park Leisure Centre and West Park Leisure Centre at Long Eaton achieved an outstanding 100 per cent mark as approved training centres for National Pool Lifeguards, awarded by the Institute for Qualified Lifeguards.

West Park Leisure Centre also scooped a National Pool Safety Award, handed out by the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management, the safety initiative is a voluntary scheme open to all swimming pools across the UK and recognises good practice and high standards of pool safety.

Cllr Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for culture and leisure, said: “This is wonderful news and confirms the important role our leisure centres play in our community.”