Cherwell

Making a splash

SWIMMING After years of talking about it, the University finally has its own swimming pool. The Rosenblatt Pool is a high-quality swimming facility designed for students, staff and the local community to come and swim for sport, exercise and pleasure. Based at the Iffley Road Sports Complex, the construction has been made possible through generous donations from the University, Oxford colleges, the Rhodes Trust and individual benefactors. The 25m by 17m pool with a 2 metre depth throughout has a movable floor system and a high spec uva system to reduce perceived chlorine levels to a minimum. The water will be at a constant temperature of 28.5 degrees and it has a Poseidon computer system installed to monitor safety in the pool. There are male and female group changing areas plus private cubicles and one hundred and forty lockers. At £60 for the whole year and with seventy-eight hours of availability per week coupled with the high quality of the facility, this still represents great value. The number of student memberships is limited to nine hundred so those interested should pop down to Iffley Road as soon as possible.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003