Byline: MATTHEW BEARD
UP to 1,000 schoolchildren are being taught to swim in a temporary pool under a scheme to deliver a legacy from the London Olympics.
Local schools will get free use of the 12-metre teaching pool at the Lilian Baylis school in Lambeth over the next six weeks. The 0.9m-deep pool, similar to a leisure centre teaching pool, was built in the school's sports hall and filled with 65,000 litres of water in four days just in time for the start of term.
Among the first classes were pupils from Vauxhall primary school, including some who had never been in a swimming pool before.
Before coming to London, the pool toured the country and …