VIDEO: Hopes that multi-million pool will Inspire next generation of Olympians
A new sports facility that councillors hope will inspire a new generation of Olympians and combat obesity in the town is ready to open its doors.
The Luton News was given a sneak peak of the town’s new multi-million pound Inspire Sports Village yesterday morning.
While Stratford’s Olympic Aquatic Centre lies empty – until the Paralympics starting on August 29 at least – the village, complete with world class diving facilities, will open its doors to the public for the first time on Monday (August 20).
The centre, which has taken 22 months to complete, features a competition standard 50m pool, a 10m diving facility of the same standard to that which Tom Daley somersaulted his way to a bronze medal in London last Saturday, a dry diving facility, large sports hall, 100 station gym and dance and aerobic studios.
Perhaps inadvertantly given that it was originally supposed to open last month, the opening of the £26 million centre comes with the country on the crest of an Olympic wave with sports fans young and old seemingly eager to get involved and get fit.
And it has been billed as Luton’s very own Olympic ‘legacy’ with Active Luton already inundated with people interested in using the facilities and several national competitions already booked in at Inspire.
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