Waterside Pool has grown in strength year on year, with fantastic community support as well as invaluable support from Ryde Town Council.
The Centre is open 7 days a week, 50 weeks of the year. Over the past 10 years it has provided jobs to over 200 people, training up over 300 lifeguards, teaching in excess of 20,000 local children to swim as well as providing a community hub for locals, with countless visitors over the past 10 years. The Centre has also developed Ryde Beach Lifeguards, which is a nationally recognised arm of the charity focusing on training of Lifeguards as well as providing a Beach Lifeguard Service for Ryde and Sandown beaches.
The Centre costs approximately £1,000 per day and wouldn’t be open without support from the community.
We will be celebrating our 10th year in the summer of 2022, when we hope covid restrictions would have eased.
We are always in need of support. So we are asking that anybody wishing to offer a gesture of support this Christmas this goes towards our current project, which we hope will see new starting blocks for use in our group swimming lessons and primarily by Ryde Swimming Club who swim at the Centre.
To donate please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rydeswimmingclub