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Swimming Pool

Moseley Road Baths is a beautiful Grade II* listed pool in the heart of Balsall Heath.

 

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what we’ve achieved by
‘Keeping Swimming’

Since April 2018

School Children have learnt to swim

Swimmers

Volunteers trained

Training Starts Today!

Our latest lifeguard training course starts today so good luck to all of the new trainees! In return for 40 hours of volunteer lifeguarding, we're paying for the training - if you'd like to know more and be considered for our next training course, see our volunteering...

The Cover Up!

Our new pool cover has now been fully installed! Funded by a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, it will increase energy efficiency, reduce our utility bills and make Moseley Road Baths more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Thanks to our pool manager, Jakub,...

Keeping MRB Open for Swimming

There's a great blog post on the website of the Birmingham & Solihull Social Economic Forum about the efforts to keep swimming at Moseley Road Baths! Click to read more If you run a business and would like to offer your support to help save a beautiful Edwardian...

Morning Closure 1st Feb

Unfortunately the pool will be closed again this morning while a large steam leak is repaired and pipes are being replaced above the changing cubicles. The pool will open again in time for tonight's SaheliHub and Carpe Aqua...

Open again!

Great news! The window has just been repaired and the pool will be open for swimming today from 11:45 onwards, starting with John's Aquarobics session! Remember, we'll be closed again tomorrow while our new pool cover is installed before opening as normal on...
What we offer

water based activity

Public Swimming

We are open for public swimming seven days a week. Sessions include; adult lane, women only, men only and family splash. See our timetable for details.

be Active

We offer nine Be Active sessions a week, the Birmingham City Council scheme offers discounted or free swimming to Birmngham residents.

Classes

Our popular Aqua-aerobics classes take place twice weekly. Water exercise provides a good fitness result and quickly.

swimming lessons

Swimming lessons are provided by Diamond Swim Academy, a local organisation running high quality instruction and whose highly experienced swim teachers have represented Great Britain at 5 Olympic Games.
What Drives Us

Our Vision

Our vision for Moseley Road Baths is as a vibrant, sustainable community asset and heritage venue running as a community business offering a range of health, wellbeing and community facilities including swimming.

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Who we are

Featured Team Member

MARK GUNTON // TRUSTEE

Mark  Gunton is a Trustee of Moseley Road Baths CIO, assuming the position of Treasurer. He is also a trained lifeguard and boiler operator. Since June he has provided over 600 voluntary hours to help ensure the Pool remains open as often as possible.

He has had vast  experience  in  the  daily  running  of  a  small  finance  department  using  many  online  and  bespoke  software  platforms,  plus  export/import  knowledge  accumulated  over  20  years.  He  has  been  a  member  of  the  Friends  of  Moseley  Road  Baths  since  its  inauguration  in  November  2006  and  has  been  the  Friends͛  Treasurer  for  8  years.  As  a  valuable  asset  to  the  Friends,  he  has  co-ordinated  benefit  concerts,  open  day  events,  tours  of  the  Grade  II*  listed  building,  liaison  with  the  Baths  staff  and  Birmingham  City  Council,  two  Arts  Council  applications  totalling  over  £27K  and  countless  offsite  events  accumulating  valuable  funds  for  the  campaign.

Over  the  years  with the Friends he  has  provided  over  200  unpaid  hours,  raising  over  £5,000.  Mark  is  a  regular  swimmer  at  the  Baths  and,  during  any  spare  time  away  from his  commitment  to  the  Baths,  he  likes  to  travel,  attend  concerts,  theatre  and  Walsall  Football  Club  and  is  an  avid  vinyl  collector  and  keen  cross-stitcher.

I have been closely associated with the campaign to keep swimming at Moseley Road Baths for over 12 years and am now a proud member of a hardworking and dedicated team of volunteers and staff.

why swim regularly?

its all about your
health & happiness

regular swimming

Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water. Swimming is a good all-round activity because it: keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body. builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. And don’t forget – reguklar physical exercise makes you feel happier and less anxious.

why not try a class

Water Exercise Offers a Deluge of Benefits. Exercising in water builds cardiovascular stamina, strength, and flexibility, helps burn body fat, increases circulation, and can help you rehabilitate healing muscles and joints. Its a great social activity too.

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