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Swim the Pacific in Chester

Funded on Spacehive 2 December 2021 Delivered 28 June 2022

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Swim the Pacific in Chester

Chester Swimming Association By Chester Swimming Association

This appeal is to pay for the hand-crafted Victorian tiles required to repair the Pacific Pool at Chester City Baths which was drained due to Covid-19, but caused damage to the floor of the pool.

Chester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Dec 2021!

Our task is to raise sufficient funds to pay for the Hand-crafted Replica Victorian Bath-tiles required to replace those damaged as a direct result of Covid-19, in order to re-open our Pacific Pool. Chester Swimming Association is the charity dedicated to maintaining the swimming facilities at Chester City Baths, a grade II listed-building. The charity took over the operation of the Atlantic and Pacific Pools from the council in 1977 to avoid their closure. The pandemic forced us to close and drain both pools, a procedure that had been previously undertaken without any problems, but water seepage caused damage to a large number of tiles in our Pacific Pool, thereby rendering it inoperable. Our Atlantic Pool is once again operating normally, but water-time at Chester City Baths has been halved, thus greatly reducing our income. Our utility bills and salaries remain high, so we must re-open the Pacific Pool as soon as possible so that we can return to profitability and remain open.

What we'll deliver:

  • Hand-crafted replica Victorian bath tiles for Chester City Baths

Why it's a great idea:

The major benefit of our project will be to re-open the Pacific Pool for our users, who include learn-to-swim, competitive swimmers, leisure swimmers, those who swim for health and exercise, water-polo players, sub-aqua divers and triathlon participants. Our users range from infants to pensioners across a wide cross-section of society. Children are taught to swim here, either by one of the many schools that visit the baths, or by coaches employed by the City of Chester Swimming Club. One of a dwindling number of historic swimming baths, the two pools at Chester City Baths have provided a safe, welcoming environment for swimmers since they were opened in 1901, and have been operated by our charity since 1977, but the re-opening of the Pacific Pool is essential to the survival of baths. The Pacific Pool is particularly suitable for our ‘Learn-to-Swim’ program that teaches children that essential skill that not only brings enjoyment and health benefits, but can also save lives.

Steps to get it done:

  • Obtain more quotes
  • Place purchase order
  • Take delivery


Location Chester

About the space

Located near the centre of our historic city, Chester City Baths can be found at the junction of Union Street and Bath Street, opposite Grosvenor Park, and a short walk from the central shopping area. The entrance is on Union Street, close to the pedestrian-crossing.


Cheshire West and Chester

How will the money be spent?Total £41,649

Purchase Victorian tiles. - £40,255 (97%)
Other - £1,394 (3%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Purchase Victorian tiles.
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • The Reducing Energy project

Total £41,649

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