The Beacontree Heath and Abbey Leisure Centres have been awarded the Chartered I Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity European pool safety award.
Becontree has held the quality mark for high standards of pool safety for thre years running, while Abbey secured it in its first year of opening at the end of 2015.
Barking and Dagenham council leader, Councillor Darren Rodwell, who is also portfolio for sport and leisure, said: “It’s great news that both of our pools have received this recognition. It gives our many regular swimmers the confidence and peace of mind that our pools offer the highest possible European safety standards.
“The council has invested considerable resources in our two outstanding leisure facilities and the investment is paying off in terms of the quality of provision being recognised as well the impact it is having on the health and wellbeing of our residents.”
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