Council changes its mind about a new outdoor swimming pool

The PP government in Vélez-Málaga has decided not to go ahead with the proposed construction of a new swimming pool in Vélez, part of a project to improve the facilities at the Fernando Ruiz Hierro sports centre, saying that the existing indoor pools in Vélez and Torre del Mar and outdoor pools in Vélez, Triana and Cájiz are sufficient to meet demand.

Coín Council to reopen summer swimming pool

Coín Council intends to reopen the Monte Hoyo summer swimming pool in July, the facility having been closed for the past two years after renovation work came to a standstill due to a lack of funds. The Mayor has opted to keep the pool as an open air facility.

Tragedy in Pulpi, Almeria

A three year old girl died on Friday afternoon from drowning after falling into a swimming pool at a house in Pulpi, Almeria.

Tragedy at swimming pool in Marbella

A two year old girl died from drowning on Wednesday after falling into a swimming pool at a private home in Marbella. The parents decided not to wait for the Emergency Services and took the girl to the Hospital Costa del Sol but doctors were unable to revive her.

Swimming pool accident in Riogordo

An eleven year old boy is in a serious condition in the Hospital Materno Infantil in Málaga after an accident at a swimming pool on a finca in Riogordo.

Still no opening date for Torrox swimming pool

At the beginning of May it was announced that the heated indoor swimming pool in Torrox would open at the end of May or perhaps in June, but there is still no date set for the inauguration.

Three year old dies in swimming pool accident

A three year old boy has died, possibly from drowning, at a swimming pool at a finca near a golf course in Antequera. The boy was rushed to the Hospital Comarcal in Antequera but became critically ill and died before he could be airlifted to a hospital in Málaga .

Active Ageing Programme extended

The Active Ageing programme for the elderly held at the Municipal Swimming Pool is to be extended for one year and will be expanded to three groups instead of the current two groups due to demand. This will reduce the waiting list for the programme.

Regional authority blamed for construction defects

The Councillor for Sports, Andrés Márquez, has laid the blame for various shortcomings in the completion of works on the covered pavilion, swimming pool and IES Almijara at the door of the Junta de Andalucia as they awarded the contracts. As for the semi-covered pavilion at the colegio Joaquín Herrera, the Councillor stated that the contractor has promised to fix …