I've loved swimming for as long as I can remember and while it isn't something I can do as I once did, it doesn't mean I sometimes don't like heading to the pool and floating around. After all, it can really help ease my pain.
However, if you and your family or friends love swimming and fancy donning your swimming costumes sometime soon, here are some great pools around the Midlands, which you might just fancy trying out.
Alton Towers Water Park, Alton – Staffordshire
Alton Towers is of course well known for its theme park, but did you know it also has a water park? Situated inside the Splash Landings hotel, this water park includes a whole host of flumes, a lazy river, a bubbly wubbly pool and so many more water based activities. Offering something for everyone, no matter the age.
Midlands Open Water Swim Centre, Kingsbury – Tamworth
If you fancy a dip in the great outdoors then the Midlands Open Water Swim Centre, maybe the perfect place to try. This man-made lake includes a 500m marked out course and can be used for training, relaxing or learning, in beautiful surroundings.
Waterworld, Stoke – Staffordshire
Waterworld is an indoor tropical aqua park, including a whole host of activities from bubble pools to help you relax to the Space Bowl, one of the most loved rides at this park. If that wasn't enough they also have an outdoor seasonal pool and interactive jungle house, making for the perfect day out.
Droitwich Spa Lido, Droitwich Spa – Worcestershire
Droitwich Spa Lido is one of the UK only remaining open-air salt water pools. Offering a 40m pool, wet play area, sun terrace and cafe, it is no wonder many people choose to buy season passes to this fun filled lido.
Cotswold Country Park & Beach, Cirencester
OK, I'm pushing it a bit with including this one, but there is so much going on here, so if you don't mind travelling a bit further it really is a must. New for 2017 they have introduced Wibit Aquaventure, which offers 20 different action-packed obstacles to over come. Alongside their beach, watersports area, lakeside pizzeria and more.
So there are some exciting water parks to explore from me to you, but how about you, do you know of any great ones I have missed?