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Looking back at when Crown Pools were first opened in 1984

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 June 2017

Some of those who waited in the queue to be part of the first swim in the new Crown Pools

Some of those who waited in the queue to be part of the first swim in the new Crown Pools

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Delving into the archives we look back at to when Ipswich Crown Pools was first opened in 1984 and taking a look at those who took the time to queue up to enjoy the new leisure facility.

Were you among the crowd who enjoyed the first swim in Crown Pools?Were you among the crowd who enjoyed the first swim in Crown Pools?

In the photos you can see those taking advantage of the leisure pool as well as taking a dip into the competition pool as well, being among the first to test the waters at the new pools.

The competition pool when it first openedThe competition pool when it first opened

Since the pool has opened it has seen plenty of investment and improvement, looking ahead for the future.

The new Crown Pools definitely made a splashThe new Crown Pools definitely made a splash

All three pools saw vast improvements in 2012, with £4 million being spent on the project to upgrade the facilities in the complex.

Plenty of children enjoyed the pool on the first day of openingPlenty of children enjoyed the pool on the first day of opening

Over the course of the project, the roof was strengthened, new heating and filtering systems were installed among a general redecortation that happened in time for the Olympic fever that took over the nation in 2012

How the leisure pool looked when it first opened in '84How the leisure pool looked when it first opened in '84

Are you amongst those that first swam in Crown pools? Let us know at Suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk

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