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Eyemouth Leisure Centre feels chill

Getting in shape is proving just that little bit harder at Eyemouth Leisure Centre this week, as staff wait for an engineer’s report on three broken boilers.

The three machines all broke down during the last week, the last on Friday evening.

This means that the temperature of the main pool is only being maintained by diverted heat from the smaller pool, and swimming is being disrupted.

The large pool, gym and changing village are open as normal, but the air and showers are at below normal temperatures. The smaller pool and dry area are closed.

In light of this, children and the very old are being advised not to swim for the time being.

While there are no Swim Borders swimming lessons or parent and child sessions being held, adult swimming is still going ahead.

Emily McGowan, marketing manager with Borders Sport and Leisure which runs the centre, said: “The gym is open as normal but the temperature of the showers fluctuates depending on the demand placed on the boiler.

“We are keeping all of our customers up-to-date with regular posts on Facebook and Twitter. However, having all boilers down is a significant challenge to us and we are aware there might not be a quick fix. Our senior management team are reviewing the situation on an hourly basis.”

Debra Martin, area manager, said: “We’d like to thank our customers for their continued patience.

“We know Eyemouth Leisure Centre is an important part of the community with many groups making use of its facilities.

“The staff are working extremely hard to put an alternative programme in place and are doing a great job. We look forward to getting back to normal as soon as possible”

 

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