Swimmers can now finally take a dip in a pool closed for more than a year.

The pools at Tottenham Green leisure centre have been shut since the start of 2023 after flooding in the plant room damaged the centre’s high voltage electrical system.

Failed efforts to reopen the pools forced Haringey Council to part ways with its contractor Fusion Lifestyle, with the currently outsourced services expected to be taken back in-house later this year.

The council said that the teaching pool at the centre reopened today (January 16).

Adult lane swimming and family swim sessions will be available on a daily basis, with customers advised to book in advance.

The main pool at the centre will remain closed while the council and Fusion Lifestyle complete maintenance and cleaning works.

It is anticipated that this pool will be able to reopen in time for the school half-term holiday in February.

Haringey Council's cabinet member for culture, communities and leisure, Cllr Emily Arkell said: “This has been a complicated piece of work and I know that many residents have been extremely frustrated with the closure of the pools throughout 2023, but thanks to hard work by our specialist staff and contractors we are able to start 2024 with the really positive news that we are now in a position to restore swimming provision in the east of the borough.

“I can’t wait to see residents back in the pools at Tottenham Green, and look forward to working together with our communities to provide a high quality leisure service going forward.”

Alongside Tottenham Green leisure centre, Fusion-run Park Road Pools and Fitness in Crouch End, and Broadwater Farm Fitness Centre in Tottenham, will be taken over by the council no later than October 2.  

Park Road Pools and Fitness in Crouch End was also shut due to “maintenance issues” in early 2023.

After Haringey announced the decision to terminate their contract with Fusion, the charity said it would continue to run the provision “with pride”.

It added it was "concerned about the impact this [the termination] has on the wellbeing of our staff".