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Birmingham’s first Olympic-length swimming pool is to finally open next month – a year behind schedule.
The 50 metre pool was due to open last summer but will now throw open its doors on May 22.
It will be part of the new £55 million University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Centre.
If Birmingham is chosen to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022, the centre is expected to host some of the events.
As well as the city’s first 50 metre pool, the centre will house a state-of-the-art gym, five studios for classes, a squash court complex, a large multi-sports arena and a climbing wall.
It will replace the existing Munrow Centre which will close on May 19 and all members transfer over to the new one.
The new centre will be open to students, staff and local people.
Although the pool is 50 metres in length, a lot of the time it will be divided into two 25 metre pools so it can be used by more people.