Funded by Arts Council England, Take the Plunge is a piece of public art designed in collaboration with Deco Publique and created by local artists Shane Johnstone and Kate Drummond. Take the Plunge, painted on a disused toilet block, reflects the heritage of the site on Morecambe’s promenade where it now stands. A place where the glorious art deco Super Swimming Stadium was once enjoyed by holiday makers in the days when the town was a flourishing seaside resort. Take the Plunge is an evocative statement. Is it an act of admirable courage or reckless stupidity? Or a confident message about change and the future? The bottom of the piece reads: ‘Swim Unaided and Self – Propelled from Deep to Shallow‘ – beautiful, brave words that were written on the original Blue Seagull swimming certificate issued to those daring enough to swim one length of the icy cold salt waters of the pool.