Anne, Princess Royal, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, officially opened the Mount Kelly College pool this January.
Founded in 1877 in the city of Tavistock, between Devon and Cornwall, the school now features a 50m pool designed by Myrtha, permanently reinstalled in the school as a London Olympic Games 2012 legacy.
HRH the Princess Royal was the special guest at the opening ceremony. As an Olympian herself and member of the Olympic committee she could not miss this awaited event. A highlight of the opening was an impressive swimming exhibition with over 120 members of the swimming team along with Olympic and Paralympic athletes, many of them alumni of the College.
Before leaving the college, the Princess Royal unveiled a commemorative plaque affirming how the new facility represents a way to open doors and encourage people to make the best use of this Olympic legacy which greatly benefits the school.
As a further legacy of Olympic Games, another pool of London 2012 has been permanently installed at the Royton Leisure Centre in UK.