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A swimming pool, as seen on the 'Nevermind' album cover by Nirvana. No connection whatsoever to Campaspe Aquatic & Leisure Services!

Pool opening preparations

Pool opening preparations

A swimming pool, as seen on the 'Nevermind' album cover by Nirvana. No connection whatsoever to Campaspe Aquatic & Leisure Services!

Campaspe pools preparing to open

Summer is nearing and staff at Campaspe Shire Council are busy preparing the seven outdoor pools, ready for opening on Saturday 10 November.

Recreation Manager Brett Flavell said the outdoor pools in Colbinabbin, Kyabram, Lockington, Rochester, Rushworth, Stanhope and Tongala will soon be open for the summer season.

“Council has been busy facilitating pool clearing, cleaning and filling ready for opening day,” Mr Flavell said.

The Rochester pool has recently been painted and general maintenance works have been completed at all locations to ensure a good start to the 2018/19 pool season.

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Last year’s pool season saw council record its highest attendance across the seven outdoor pools with 38,905 visitations through the turn styles at outdoor pools. Contributing factors include:
· The hot summer and a high uptake of season ticket memberships
· School usage of outdoor pools increased by 50%
· Council delivery of aqua aerobics and a Bronze Medallion Program
· School holiday Learn to Swim programs

Each year council employs more than 40 lifeguards to staff the outdoor pools and positions are currently being advertised for this season.

Council will continue to offer aqua aerobics and the Bronze Medallion Programs this season where there is community demand.

“Community involvement is always welcome regarding programs and events at pools,” Mr Flavell said.

Pools will remain open until the long weekend in March, with the final day of the summer season on Monday, 11 March 2019.

If residents are unsure when their local pool is open, details can be obtained from customer service at Echuca War Memorial Aquatic Centre, 5480 2995, or website: www.campaspeaquatics.com.au

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