Keep Us Swimming!
Having been a successful community facility since 2009, the Centre - that is the gym, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and more importantly the Pool - is in a crisis bought about by both Covid and the increase in energy costs.
As one of only two community pools in Ireland that are not supported by the Council, hotel or large corporate business group, we depend on you.
“This is not about using the pool; it’s about having the pool”
As part of our survival plan: membership categories will be streamlined and some new categories introduced:-
Ordinary Membership- Single €500/ family from €1000 p.a
Distance/Island Membership* - Single €300 / family €500 p.a.
Hotel/ Corporate membership- starts at €2000 p.a
*(Distance membership is available to members of the community whose primary residence is more than 50 km from Baltimore and is a replacement for the current Holiday Home membership, also for Island residents).
The Pool is projected to cost about €250,000 per annum to run.
Swimming lessons should bring in about €50,000
Casual summer walk-ins bring in about €20,000
Fundraising and other donations €20,000
The balance of ca. €160,000 needs to be funded by Membership income from people and businesses who want to see the community continuing to benefit from access to a locally heated swimming pool. Bear in mind the next pool is 30mins drive from Baltimore!
We are asking you to make a simple pledge to become a member. You don't have to pay yet, we just need to know you want us!
Please text PLEDGE to 0894197008 to give your support.
Or hit the PLEDGE button on our homepage.
You won’t have to pay anything yet, it’s just so we know that you promise to do so.
Please talk to your friends; spread the word as far as possible: forward this appeal to anyone you might know with an interest in Baltimore and its facilities.
AND A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS PLEDGED ALREADY!
p.s. You can pay for your membership online now...
just click here.