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Soon more choices for swimming lengths in the Bordeaux metropolis.
Last Friday, during the metropolitan council, the “Plan Piscines” of Bordeaux Métropole was reinforced, bringing it to a total amount of 32 million euros.
In concrete terms, seven new basins will open their doors by 2025, including three this year.
The future Blanquefort swimming pool, built in collaboration with the neighboring town of Parempuyre and that of Cenon, will be inaugurated in 2023. The interior spaces of the Mérignac nautical stadium should also welcome the public from February.
The arrival of new basins will then follow in Bruges and Bordeaux-Belcier by 2024, then in Lormont and Pessac in 2025.
Four new swimming pools since 2017
Thanks to this pool plan as a whole, we will soon have an equipment rate that meets the requirements of the French Swimming Federation
", welcomes Brigitte Bloch, municipal councilor of Bordeaux and vice-president of Bordeaux Métropole.
The 28 municipalities of Bordeaux Métropole represent more than 800,000 inhabitants but currently only have 24 swimming pools.
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The start of 2023, despite the legal turmoil around the Mérignac nautical stadium, was also marked by the reopening of the Galin swimming pool on the right bank, after eight years of closure.
The Grand Parc swimming pool has closed for renovations and should not reopen until August 2023.
Since 2017, the "Pools Plan" has made it possible "
to create four new swimming pools and renovate eight
", recalls Brigitte Bloch.
The elected official specifies that the modification voted on January 27 now allows the metropolis to participate in the financing of several swimming pool projects by municipalities, which should promote their development.