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Published Friday 23 November 2018
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Dive right in for pool season this summer

Outdoor pools and the splash park will reopen to the public this weekend and the team at Mitchell Shire Council have been hard at work to make sure the pools are summer ready.

The Broadford Outdoor Pool, Seymour War Memorial Outdoor Pool and Tallarook Outdoor Pool are all being prepared so families and residents can dive right in.

The Splash Park at the Community Bank ® Adventure Playground in Wallan is also ready for action – all pools are subject to appropriate weather conditions.

Mitchell Shire outdoor pools will open when the air temperature forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology reaches 26 degrees or greater. Please note, 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 Council Mayor Councillor 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. 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,” she said.

“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 Council is committed to providing the best quality leisure services for our residents and we are extremely proud of the work everyone has done to prepare the pools. We are also very thankful for the support of the community through the friends groups and advisory committees who help us plan and deliver what we hope will be a great summer.”

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 are 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 via the Mitchell Shire Leisure Services Facebook page.

This page was last updated on 22 February 2019.