Dou­ble de­light as swim club and pool mark sig­nif­i­cant mile­stones

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

FROM the first open­ing to the shock close, through picket lines and a tri­umphant re­turn, the Rooty Hill Youth Swim Club has re­mained con­nected to the Mt Druitt Swimming Cen­tre.

Now both the club and cen­tre will celebrate sig­nif­i­cant mile­stones – the club’s 50 years and the pool’s 40 years.

Club pres­i­dent Tony Portelli said records showed the swim club had made use of Mt Druitt pool since it opened in 1975.

“It is a won­der­ful pool, there is plenty of space around it and it is heated.”

The club will be tak­ing reg- istrations early at the open day on Satur­day be­fore of­fi­cially open­ing them on Tues­day. Alana-Kerri Broomham, 15, said she was an­gry when the pool was closed with­out con­sul­ta­tion.

“I joined the protests, I had signs and was scream­ing be­cause I have been go­ing here since I was six,” she said.

To read about the pool’s cel­e­bra­tions, go to pages 18 and 19

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