City of Derby Swimming Club, Derventio eXcel Swimming Club, Derbyshire Amateur Swimming Association and Derby City Council,

Derby City Council, in conjunction with key partners, continues to make significant efforts to keep Derby swimming, despite the unforeseeable, temporary closure of Queen’s Leisure Centre between April 2016 and June 2016. That centre partly re-opened last summer including the Gala and Teaching Pools; however the Family Pool remains closed whilst essential safety work continues. It is still the aim of the Council to get the Family Pool re-opened by June 2017.

To help with providing as much community-swimming programme as possible in the Gala and Teaching Pools at Queen’s, the Council agreed to reopen Moorways Swimming Pool for use by the Performance Clubs. Originally, the essential provision of water space for Performance Clubs at Moorways was due to run until summer 2016 when the Family Pool was due to reopen. However, due to the need for continued essential safety work until June 2017, the costs of continued use of the water space by the Performance Clubs is now prohibitive. It has therefore been agreed that the Clubs will find alternative facilities for use from the end of January 2017.

The Council will continue to work with all of its customers and partners to deliver services and is continuing to progress its exciting plans for a new 50m swimming pool which is currently planned to open in 2020