Wat'er day for Highworth!
Tessa Jowell praises Olympic effort to build indoor pool
They were jumping for joy in Highworth today to celebrate the official opening of their brand-new indoor swimming pool.
Government minister Tessa Jowell the invited guest of honour at a ceremony today at Highworth Recreation centre, where the MP praised all those involved in the project.
Yes, minister - we love our new pool!:
Tessa Jowell meeting young divers during her visit to Highworth
to officially open
the new indoor swimming pool
"It's been an Olympic effort to raise the money and then build such a beautiful pool, and I've very proud to share this moment with everyone who made it happen," Ms Jowell told us, before watching a display of diving from the local Thamesdown Diving Club alongside Swindon North MP Michael Wills and members of the Highworth Pool Trustees.
The new £1.4 million facility took 18 months to build and replaced the ageing open-air pool which closed in 2006.