Since local authorities stopped subsidising schools to keep and maintain their pools many have had to close and there are concerns more will follow.
See Kate Prout's report here
Drayton Junior School near Norwich had to raise £50,000 in two years to carry out urgent repairs on the pool roof and heating system so it could remain in use. But not every school has the ability to raise that sort of money. Active Norfolk says it is trying to raise money itself to assess pools in the county and support those in need of most urgent repairs.
Around half of all 7 to 11 year olds can't swim a length (25metres) unaided. And 1 in 5 adults can't swim either. In the UK, drowning accounts for more accidental fatalities than house fires