A Mayo Oireachtas member has welcomed the announcement by Sport Ireland and Ireland Active that Mayo pool operators are set to receive €166,913 in funding.

Senator Lisa Chambers commented: “Pool operators have demonstrated their resilience throughout the pandemic.

“It is important that this resilience continues.

“The funding announced today will help Mayo pool operators continue to activate communities across the county and provide real-world expertise.

“It has never been more important and is essential for our physical and mental well-being.”

The funding allocation is a recognition of the importance of the sector and the impact of swimming on the health of the country.

Ireland Active has been appointed by Sport Ireland to administer the Pool Grant Scheme, supported by Swim Ireland Partners.

Swimming pools are a vital resource for schools, clubs and communities across the country, and it is important that this infrastructure is maintained in the future.

This investment will help pool operators continue to provide a safe and essential service that is essential to supporting swimming and maintaining high levels of physical activity.

Those to be received in Mayo are as follows:

Beech Health Club & Spa, Westport, €11,166.74

Breaffy Leisure Club, €10,343.92

Broadhaven Bay Hotel Leisure Centre, €14,340.44

Charlestown Pool, €6,700.04

Claremorris Leisure Centre, €12,107.09

Evolve Health and Fitness Club – McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, €9,521.11

Grand national hotel. Ballina Leisure Center, €9,050.93

Kilmovee Swimming & Aqua Sports Ltd., €8,580.76

Leisure complex at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar, €16,926.42

Mount Falcon Leisure & Spa, Ballina, €7,875.49

Mulranny Park Hotel Leisure Centre, €9,286.02

Ocean Spirit Leisure, Westport, €10,226.38

Salveo Spa, Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, €9,286.02

The C Club at Castlecourt Hotel, Westport, €10,461.47

Westport Coast Hotel, €5,759.68

Westport Leisure Park, €15,280.80