Get­ting in the swim

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Nearly 200 res­i­dents got out and into the lo­cal out­door pools for the open­ing week­end.

The sun shone on a pic­tureper­fect open­ing day on De­cem­ber 1, with tem­per­a­tures soar­ing past the weather trig­ger of 26°C, al­low­ing the sched­uled sea­son opener to go ahead as planned.

Due to cooler weather, the pools were closed un­til Wed­nes­day when the mer­cury rose again, with res­i­dents able to cool off at the pools as tem­per­a­tures hit the high 30s late last week.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Bill Chisholm said the out­door pools were a bril­liant as­set to the com­mu­nity.

‘‘It was great to see so many peo­ple dive into the pools and en­joy their first day of sum­mer. Right on cue, the sun came out and the tem­per­a­tures rose to al­low peo­ple in,’’ he said.

‘‘I would like to thank the staff for their ded­i­ca­tion to pre­sent­ing the pools to the com­mu­nity. They worked tire­lessly to open the gates. I would also like to thank the hard­work­ing life­guards who keep the wa­ter safe.

‘‘I look for­ward to a great sum­mer and an ex­cit­ing out­door pool sea­son full of ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties with all of our part­ner groups and clubs.’’

The pools will be opened on days when the air tem­per­a­tures reach 26°C or more. A de­ci­sion is made the day prior based on the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy’s forecast.

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