Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Carling has reunited the swimmers, coaches and parents from Redcar Swimming Club for a pre-Christmas swim thanks to the temporary pool at Rye Hills School.
Mike was a swim coach with the club until its closure 10 years ago.
The club had 120 young members and provided a valuable resource for the town. The closure of the baths was a real blow to Redcar.
The British Gas Pools for Schools programme has helped to make this possible, along with Tees Valley Leisure, the Council and the School Sports Partnership.
Cllr Carling said:
"The temporary pool will provided much needed swimming lessons for local children and help them understand water safety."
Fellow Lib Dem Councillor Mary Ovens, who is also a governor at Rye Hills School, added:
“Congratulations are due to all the staff and partners who have made this possible.”
“The new pool has to be seen to be believed. I urge local people to go along and see for themselves how good it is.”