Childers pool upgrade a winner
Get set to dive into swim season:
ISIS War Memorial Pool is in the fast lane to development success after several new additions.
Isis District Swimming Club received funding under Bundaberg Regional Council’s Community Programs Program, which the club used to install much-needed bulkheads.
Club president Shelley Whitaker said the council contributed $4881 for the bulkheads, which had to be bought from Western Australia, while the club helped cover other costs.
“We made up the difference for freight and a few other bits and pieces,” Mrs Whitaker said.
“This is something that we’ve been ready to do for a while but we didn’t get around to it in the last two years.” The bulkheads arrived on September 18 and were installed almost immediately. BRC sport, recreation and venues portfolio spokesperson Cr Lynne Forgan said council was “delighted” to provide the grant, which could “increase the usability of the pool”.
They are used to shorten the pool’s distance and subsequently divide the area into two parts: a 25m-long section for training and a smaller area (about 8m) for other activities.
Mrs Whitaker said the focus on the pool’s improvements were not limited solely to the swimming club, but she made a point for any work to be of benefit to the community.
“It means we can run learn-to-swim classes at the same time as training sessions,” she said.
“That flexibility is much safer than trying to run them at the same time.
“We have to focus on what helps the community as well as our club.”
SPLASH OUT: Brianna McMahon, Chloe Behan and Jaylee McMahon help set up the new Turnmaster Pro bulkheads at the Isis War Memorial Pool.
READY TO GO: Jaylee McMahon, Brianna McMahon and Chloe Behan with the new Turnmaster Pro bulkheads at the Isis War Memorial Pool.