South Yorkshire olympian makes a splash at opening of new pool

Aquafyn Swimming & Training Centre opens at Low Common Road,Dinnington.Local British Swimmer James Kirton at the Centre is pictured with Directors Susan Fynney(left) and Frances Lacey
Aquafyn Swimming & Training Centre opens at Low Common Road,Dinnington.Local British Swimmer James Kirton at the Centre is pictured with Directors Susan Fynney(left) and Frances Lacey
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OLYMPIC swimmer James Kirton helped launch a new pool which will help residents in a South Yorkshire village learn to swim.

James, from Barnsley, who competed for Great Britain in the 200m breaststroke at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, took a tour of the Aquafyn swimming and training centre, Low Common Road, Dinnington.

The 14m by 8m pool has been created in an old industrial building and is being run as a not-for-profit social enterprise.

Manager Stacy Laughton said about 800 people turned up to four open days which have been held before the pool officially opened this week.

■ For details about the pool, vist www.swimstarsanddolphins.com