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The Bathing Places at La Vallette were constructed in the 19th century. The first pool to be built was the Horseshoe, completed in 1859-60. In 1862, a plan was put forward to build a Ladies Private Bathing Pool. It was built by public subscription, the St. Peter Port Douzaine and the States of Guernsey. It was extended to its present length in 1947. In 1876 female bathers demanded a second pool, that was to be a Public Ladies Pool, and this was built 10 years later.
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Swimmer descriptions

  • Added: 11/04/2013

    There are groups of swimmers who swim there daily throughout the year. All abilities from leisure dippers in the pools to successful and aspiring channel swimmers. One group meet at 9am and then another around 12.30pm - 1pm every day whatever the weather !!

  • Added: 16/02/2018

    All four sea pools now open due to community ground roots preservation. Each have their own charms. Ladies has a diving board, Gents has a changing room, Childrens has a shallow area, the Horseshoe is an open pool only available mid-high tide.

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