Definition of swimming bath in English:

swimming bath

(also swimming baths)

noun

British
  • A swimming pool, especially a public indoor one.

    • ‘A father of two has vowed never to use his local swimming baths again after his clothes and car keys were stolen from a locker.’
    • ‘The alleged abductor stole or bought two swimming costumes before they met with two other women at a public swimming baths.’
    • ‘I can't remember my first date, I think it was probably at a swimming baths when I was about six (laughs).’
    • ‘He was also interested in seeing new swimming baths, the development of open spaces and playing fields and many other things for the benefit of the city.’
    • ‘‘We have just opened a new nursery and have quite a number of young children who don't get the opportunity to go to the swimming baths,’ he said.’
    • ‘Almost everything councils do will be affected, from changing the coin slots at swimming baths to processing benefits.’
    • ‘Local shops, cafes, and even the swimming baths will lose the lunchtime trade that the town hall workers currently provide if the move is successful.’
    • ‘We have also seen closures of public swimming baths and other playing fields have gone the same way.’
    • ‘This means it is highly unlikely that any work will start on the 98-year-old former public swimming baths until 2006.’
    • ‘But at the recent consultation meeting, disabled people told of difficulties they had with public swimming baths.’
    • ‘Over 50 local people gathered for a rally and public meeting last Saturday to defend their local swimming baths from closure.’
    • ‘I'd have to swim 5000 metres, about 200 lengths of most swimming baths.’
    • ‘Agreed, the swimming baths need to be updated but how nice it would be for money to go to something worthwhile which will benefit the local community.’
    • ‘Another says all swimmers should mind their language at the public swimming baths and refrain from ‘polluting’ the water.’
    • ‘I recently filled in the council's consultation document about leisure facilities at the city's swimming baths.’
    • ‘The case concerned the free admission to public swimming baths of people of retirement age.’
    • ‘We had the plainest of food, our only recreation was playing out in the street, the park, going to the local library and the swimming baths.’
    • ‘Supporters of the 97-year-old swimming baths were delighted with the turnout at the open day.’
    • ‘The statistics also showed the number of visits to swimming baths and sports centres had fallen by 40 per cent.’
    • ‘The neglect of our swimming baths in particular is tragic.’
    swimming pool, baths, lido, piscina, plunge pool
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Pronunciation:

swimming bath

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