News and Events

Keep an eye out for all our news and events such as moonlight swims, fundraisers and work parties.

Chagford Two Hills Race

The Chagford Two Hills Race will return this year (all being well) on Sunday August 29th. The refreshments stall is being run by Chagford Swimming Pool with all profits going straight to the maintenance of Chagford Pool. Come along and support us and enjoy some delicious homemade treats and savoury items. 

Thermal Pool Covers Appeal

New thermal pool covers were desperately needed because the old solar pool covers were past their expected life (over 10yr old), waterlogged and too heavy to manoeuvre on and off. This made it dangerous for the lifeguards & would have prevented the pool being opened. Because the pool water is heated by air source the covers need to be ‘thermal’, not solar, to provide good insulation.


The cost was £18,900. This covered delivery, removal of old and assembly of the new covers but the full funding was not in place! Due to COVID restrictions over the past year and other factors there had been considerable delay in progressing this project but it became the priority to enable the pool to open in early June!

Many funding bodies are closed at present. In 2020 £5050 was raised in grants plus £4314 from the Swim the Devon Coast at Chagford Pool Challenge that could be used for this project. So the shortfall was £9536.

In 1 month:

  • Almost £8000 (including Gift Aid) has been donated specifically to this appeal, due to the amazing generosity of local people. THANK YOU.

  • The covers are in operation & should be easier to handle once the new plastic glides are in place.

  • There has been a dramatic reduction in air source heater use!

  • The outcome of 1 grant application is awaited.

On behalf of Chagford Swimming Pool, thank you to everyone involved.