Childers pool up­grade a win­ner

Get set to dive into swim sea­son:

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

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.”

PHOTO: MAX FLEET

SPLASH OUT: Bri­anna McMa­hon, Chloe Be­han and Jaylee McMa­hon help set up the new Turn­mas­ter Pro bulk­heads at the Isis War Memo­rial Pool.

PHOTO: MAX FLEET

READY TO GO: Jaylee McMa­hon, Bri­anna McMa­hon and Chloe Be­han with the new Turn­mas­ter Pro bulk­heads at the Isis War Memo­rial Pool.

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