23rd November 2009

Atlantis, Horsham’s competitive swimming club, today announced a new link-up with Home Counties Pools.  Home Counties, which has been based at Hillier’s Garden Centre just south of Horsham since 1983, is sponsoring the club’s Christmas Cracker Meet on 6th December. 

Atlantis has been able to use part of the sponsorship money to invest in a set of new backstroke flags that help swimmers to know when they are approaching the ends of the pool.  Husband and wife team Craig and Gill Trusson – who own and run Home Counties - presented the flags to Atlantis Chairman, Andrew Dunlop, before the start of the first session of the annual Atlantis Club Championships on Thursday night.

Home Counties started as a pool installation company, but since 2001 has branched out into other products lines including hot tubs.  Home Counties has also been appointed by Endless Pools as their area dealers for Sussex and Surrey for the sale of the company’s renowned swimming machines that enable people to exercise against a fully adjustable current.  In this way swimmers can enjoy benefits of a full-sized pool in compact spaces indoors or outdoors.

Craig Trusson said: “Building a long term relationship with Atlantis is a perfect fit for us.  Most of our customers live within a 20-mile radius of Horsham.  We have always been keen to support local groups and charities.  It now makes sense for our business to forge a deeper relationship with a substantial local group.  Atlantis is very complimentary to what we do and and is clearly committed to developing as a club and raising throughout the area its own and swimming’s profile”. 

Atlantis Chairman Andrew Dunlop said: “We are delighted to establish this relationship with Home Counties.  And we are excited by the prospect of seeing how we can extend our partnership as we look towards 2010 and beyond.  This initiative is an indication of how our Fundraising Co-ordinator Nicki Kane has galvanised this side of our club, for which she must take a lot of credit”.            


Further Information:  Andrew Dunlop: 07710 352023