Pool shaping up for summer
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