Artists bring the beach to Isis pool

Isis Town and Country - - News -

IN AD­DI­TION to the new bulk­heads, Isis War Memo­rial Pool is in the midst of a facelift.

The sheds were bright­ened with left­over paint from lo­cal busi­nesses and coun­cil painters, with a beach-themed mu­ral adding much-needed life and vi­brancy to the area.

Isis Dis­trict Swimming Club pres­i­dent Shel­ley Whi­taker said the work had al­ready made a pos­i­tive ef­fect.

“Ev­ery­thing feels so much more wel­com­ing,” Mrs Whi­taker said.

“We used what we had to look like beach shacks and we store a heap of stuff be­hind the surf­board as well.”

If the bulk­heads and visual makeover aren’t enough, the club has set its sights on even more im­prove­ments.

Mrs Whi­taker said a steer­ing com­mit­tee was try­ing to se­cure a heat pump, as well as a new aquatic sys­tem.

“If we got the heat pump then our swim­mers could train all year round,” she said. “It’s tak­ing a lit­tle bit of time but we’ve got a lot of mo­men­tum now.

“Hope­fully we can keep it up.”

PHOTO: MAX FLEET

POOL UP­GRADE: Xanthe and Alexan­dra Whi­taker help give the stor­age sheds a facelift with a beach shack theme.

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