Splash­ing good time for the Capella Pool

New man­agers mak­ing sure that pool go­ers have a great day out

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS - AN­DREW JEF­FER­SON an­drew.jef­fer­[email protected]­news.com.au

CHANCES are that you will visit one of the Cen­tral High­lands’ pools this sum­mer sea­son for a much-needed cooloff.

The Capella pool is one of them and new man­agers Cassee and David Evans are off to a good start with their first sum­mer at the pool.

For Cassee Evans, man­ag­ing a pub­lic pool is more than a day job, it’s her pas­sion that just hap­pened.

With three teenage chil­dren, all swim­mers, the for­mer teacher-aide found a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion to be­come a qual­i­fied swim teacher.

After man­ag­ing the Moura pool for four years, Mrs Evans and hus­band Dave did not take long to de­cide to pack up their be­long­ings to make the move to take over the Capella pool in Au­gust.

‘We came here and had a look at the place and there are five pools, a gym, squash court and a huge kitchen,’ she said.

‘We thought this is some­thing we could build on.’

Mrs Evans said she was not sure what the lo­cal de­mo­graphic and vis­i­tor num­bers would turn out to be when she made the move, so she was over­whelmed when the Face­book mes­sages for sup­port from the com­mu­nity came in be­fore she opened the gates.

‘Peo­ple were pri­vate mes­sag­ing me as soon as I had the Face­book page up and run­ning, of­fer­ing their sup­port and wel­com­ing me,’ she said.

‘When we fi­nally opened, we had peo­ple lined up at the door.’

For Mrs Evans the pool is a place of fam­ily time with her old­est son Ja­cob and his part­ner plan­ning the move to Capella to take on jobs as swim teach­ers.

‘We have a few peo­ple who just do their laps and go to the gym, but we have lots of birth­day par­ties and baby show­ers,’ she said.

‘Peo­ple bring a plat­ter and play games while the kids swim and there are al­ways lots of presents and cake.’

Mrs Evans pur­chased deck chairs to add an ex­tra-leisure fac­tor to the area.

The deck chairs sur­round three pools un­der shade sails.

‘Ev­ery­thing is clean and lovely, peo­ple tell me that they are happy with the food and qual­ity of swim­ming les­sons.

‘Peo­ple were really ex­cited when aqua aer­o­bics and group fit­ness classes started.’

While she is busy run­ning an in­ten­sive swim­ming pro­gram over the school hol­i­days, she al­ready has plans to spice up the pool shop in 2019.

‘I will get Way Funky ap­parel in soon!’

Photo: Con­trib­uted

PAS­SION: Qual­i­fied swim teacher, Cassee Evans is the man­ager of the Capella Pool.

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