Robinson Pools celebrates 50th year in style


In October Bedford’s oldest publically owned swimming pool ‘Robinson Pools & Fitness’ celebrated 50 years since it first opened in Bedford Park.

The birthday celebrations on Saturday 26 October included something for everyone no matter what their age. The fun packed schedule featured gym and group exercise taster sessions, health assessments, a Swim School gala and a diving display. To commemorate the special day, the first 50 lucky members to arrive on the day received a voucher pack to the value of £50 and non-members were able to upgrade to a great value membership for just £50 for the rest of the year.

In 2016, Robinson Pools & Fitness received a significant investment with a major makeover including an upgraded gym, new exercise and indoor cycling studios, INTENCITY HIIT studio, a new café as well as new wet changing rooms, and refreshed swimming pools. Since the investment, members have been enjoying the upgraded gym with a choice of cardiovascular equipment including new treadmills, bikes, rowers and cross trainers, as well as new fixed resistance machines, plus free weights and functional equipment. At Bickles Yard café, there’s an array of healthy food, snacks and hot and cold drinks on offer and the pools continue to offer a great range of swimming sessions for all, and not forgetting Swim School for children and adults.