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First Choice has today launched a search to find seven fun-loving kids from across the UK to join its family holidays Cool Pool Board of Directors and advise on what makes a pool cool.

The lucky seven, will be invited to join First Choice’s own Cool Pool expert, Tommy Lynch, for an all expenses paid trip to its UK head office and a top pool. The children will get to shoot down slides and duck into waves, to provide their ideas on what fun activities a pool needs to make it great. All the advice provided by the children will be incorporated into a First Choice Splash Resort specification check list, which all hotels with Splash Resort potential will be judged against. There’s also the possibility of their ideas being included in a future First Choice pool!

One member of the Cool Pool Board will also win a family holiday in Turkey for them and their family to First Choice’s Splash Resort, the Aqua Fantasy Hotel and Spa, to test out some of the coolest pools and slides around in May half term 2009.

Cool Pool expert Tommy Lynch who travelled more than 27,000 miles last year to test out slides for First Choice said, ”We understand how important swimming pools are to kids on their family holidays. In a recent survey we found a staggering 92% of kids said that they were in the pool every single day on holiday. Being such a vital part of their holiday, it’s important to get this right and there’s no one best placed to ask what makes a cool pool than kids. With their help we hope to ensure only the crème de la crème make it into the Splash Resort list.”

All entrants must be able to swim and need to be aged 5 – 12 years old. To apply for this exciting job, all children need to do is write a covering letter to First Choice explaining why they should be on the Cool Pool Board of Directors and include a picture of what your Cool Pool would look like. Applications can be scanned and emailed to or posted to Cool Pool Board of Directors, First Choice, Wigmore Place, Wigmore House, Wigmore Lane, Luton LU2 9TN. All entries must be received by 21st April 2009.

For more information entrants can visit their local First Choice shop or go to

Pictures and interviews available on request.

Competition Terms and Conditions

All children entering the competition must ask a parent or guardian permission before entering.

All entrants must be between 5 years and 12 years old and available on 2nd and 3rd May 2009 for the first Cool Pool Board Meeting at First Choice head office in Luton. All travel and accommodation costs will be covered for one child and one adult for the Cool Pool Board of Directors meeting. Meals will also be provided. Children entering the competition will also be in with a chance of winning a week’s holiday to Aqua Fantasy in Turkey. . We would like to offer seven nights on an all-inclusive basis for two adults and two children (under 12) and the holiday must be taken from 21st May – 28th May 2009. All flights and resort transfers included. Flights will be on Thomson Airways and departing from London Gatwick. Subject to availability. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Winner will be informed on 3rd May 2009. Judge’s decision final. No correspondence entered into. No cash alternative.

For further press information please contact Grace Jones on 01582 648 725 or at

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