I SUPPOSE we must call it the Tom Daly effect, for at long last the diving pool at the Sovereign Centre has been allowed to reopen.
For many years our wonderful diving pool has waited to be returned to its former usefulness and ‘at certain times may now be used by the general public’.
Our old friend Health and Safety has always been given as the reason for its closure and upon my inquiry the same answer was given “public safety” occasionally interspersed with “the springboard needs repair” but I suspect economics was the more likely reason.
What a joy it is to see young people using it again.
Perhaps we may now see the pool open more frequently although sadly it may be too late for me.