Pool shap­ing up for sum­mer

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda San­der­son and life­guard Hay­den Gawne are look­ing for­ward to the open­ing of the Sey­mour out­door pool on Sat­ur­day.

Sey­mour, Tal­la­rook and Broad­ford out­door pools, and the Wal­lan splash park will re­open to the pub­lic this week­end.

Mitchell Shire Coun­cil has been busily en­sur­ing the pools are ready for res­i­dents in time for the hot sum­mer months.

Mitchell Shire out­door pools will open when the air tem­per­a­ture fore­cast by the Bu­reau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy reaches 26°C or greater and op­er­at­ing hours may vary due to chang­ing tem­per­a­tures and-or pa­tron­age lev­els.

Life­guards are also brush­ing up on their skills to keep ev­ery­one safe this sum­mer, although all chil­dren un­der the age of 10 must be ac­tively su­per­vised by a re­spon­si­ble adult as part of Coun­cil’s Watch Around the Wa­ter pol­icy.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda San­der­son said the pool sea­son was a great way for fam­ily and friends to en­joy time to­gether.

‘‘We had more than 16 000 vis­its to our out­door pools last sum­mer which is fan­tas­tic,’’ she said.

❝It is great that we can pro­vide these pools for our res­i­dents and vis­i­tors and with a hot sum­mer pre­dicted, we’re hop­ing for our best sea­son yet.❞ Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda San­der­son

‘‘It is great that we can pro­vide these pools for our res­i­dents and vis­i­tors and with a hot sum­mer pre­dicted, we’re hop­ing for our best sea­son yet.

‘‘Par­ents and guardians are also re­minded to su­per­vise their chil­dren at all times. Coun­cil has life­guards to help those who may get in trou­ble, but there is noth­ing like di­rect su­per­vi­sion. In fact, this is part of our en­try re­quire­ments that all chil­dren un­der 10 are al­ways su­per­vised.’’

Mitchell Shire’s out­door pools will hold a range of ac­tiv­i­ties through the sum­mer with aqua classes, learn-to-swim les­sons, pool in­flat­a­bles, dive-in movie nights and early morn­ing lap swim­ming just some of the events planned.

The out­door pools and splash park may also be closed at any time for main­te­nance or safety rea­sons, in­clud­ing dan­ger­ous weather con­di­tions, some­times with very short no­tice to mem­bers and guests.

These changes will be com­mu­ni­cated im­me­di­ately via the Mitchell Shire Leisure Ser­vices Face­book page.

For open­ing hours and open­ing times, please visit the Mitchell Shire Coun­cil web­site or head to the Mitchell Shire Leisure Ser­vices Face­book page

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