Coun­cil pools are a cool place to play

Bayside and Northern Suburbs Star - - SPORT -

BRIS­BANE City Coun­cil is invit­ing fam­i­lies to take a splash at Bris­bane’s pub­lic pools, with sum­mer pool hours in ef­fect from this week­end.

In­fra­struc­ture Chair­man Cr Amanda Cooper said sev­eral of Coun­cil’s pools had un­der­gone some ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ments over the win­ter shut­down pe­riod.

This in­cluded a new $500,000 aqua park at Sandgate Aquatic Cen­tre.

In the last fi­nan­cial year more than 2.6 mil­lion peo­ple went through the gates of Coun­cil’s pub­lic pools with more than 511,000 peo­ple tak­ing part in learn to swim pro­grams, 198,000 peo­ple com­plet­ing squad train­ing and 90,000 peo­ple tak­ing part in aqua fit­ness classes.

All Coun­cil pools are par­tic­i­pat­ing venues of the Royal Life Sav­ing Queens­land’s Keep Watch @ Pub­lic Pools pro­gram, which aims to in­crease chil­dren’s wa­ter safety through parental su­per­vi­sion.”

For more info con­tact Coun­cil on 3403 8888 or visit www.bris­bane.qld.gov.au.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Cr Amanda Cooper joins Sandgate Aquatic Cen­tre op­er­a­tor Craig Crozier to of­fi­cially launch the cen­tre’s new aqua park.

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