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Ararat pool in action


Swimmers have morning opportunit­ies to resume their exercise regimes with the reopening of Ararat Outdoor Olympic Swimming Pool.

Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Tim Harrison said Ararat Fitness and Leisure Centre was welcoming back the community to the pool, under limited operating hours from 6am to 9am daily.

He said fitness centre staff had been preparing for the opening, carrying out appropriat­e safety checks to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the wider community as authoritie­s started to reopen facilities.

“Though it may be chilly for some, I’m sure there are some dedicated lap swimmers who are keen to get back in the water,” he said.

Dr Harrison said the centre had been inundated with inquiries from members about the opening of outdoor pools and restart of swimming lessons and aqua aerobics.

“As the weather warms up, we’ll look forward to safely extending the Ararat outdoor pool’s hours and reopening our two other outdoor pools in Lake Bolac and Willaura,” he said.

“The centre will be opening up the water park and slide gradually, hopefully from December in line with public health advice from the State Government.

“Similarly, our swimming program and aqua-aerobic classes will start as soon as possible.”

Ararat outdoor pool is open to people fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Reservatio­ns are not required.

Change rooms will be closed but accessible toilets and outdoor showers will be available.

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