The pool was opened on the 29th May 1972 by the Chairman of the Lampeter School Old Pupils Association, Cllr W. S. Watkins B.A., J.P.
The swimming pool was the realisation of the dreams, co-operative effort and the generosity of the people of the district. It enhanced peoples leisure time and provided an excellent venue for swimming education. During the later part of 1998 and early 1999 the swimming pool was refurbished with a complete new changing area, reception and administration facility.
In 2002, the Steam Cabin was installed and during 2003, the Hot Tub facility was added to complete the Health Suite.
Lampeter Swimming Pool currently employs 1 full-time Manager; 2 full-time Lifeguards; 13 casual Lifeguards and 10 Poolside Helpers. All are expected to deal with Reception, Vending, and Cleaning duties and 10 of them are also qualified Swimming Teachers. All Lifeguards hold a current ‘First Aid at Work’ Certificate.
THE LAMPETER POOL TEAM (2008)
The new swimming pool programme now caters for pre-school children as well as children from the local primary and secondary schools. Lampeter University are regular users, along with members of the general public and many groups and associations within the district.
The programme includes mother and toddler, swimming lessons for 5-10 year olds, as well as adults. Life saving courses including Junior Lifesavers, Basic Life Saving, NARS Poolside Helper and NARS Pool Lifeguard are also available during the year.
Children’s parties, Holiday Activities, Special Courses and Fun Sessions with the inflatables make up the diverse programme of water activities available at Lampeter Pool.