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Published Monday 25 November 2019
Tags:General, Media Release

Dive right in for pool season this summer

UPDATE: Due to weather conditions, Mitchell Shire's outdoor pools will not hit the 26 degree weather trigger before Thursday 5 December. All pools fall under the 26 degree trigger all pool season long. The Community Bank® Adventure Playground Splash Park will be turned off on Sunday 1 December due to the cool weather temperatures. Please stay tuned to Mitchell Shire Leisure's Facebook page for real-time updates.

Residents and visitors will have the chance to be more active, more often with free casual entry to outdoor pools beginning Sunday 1 December.

Patrons will gain access to the Broadford Outdoor Pool, Seymour War Memorial Outdoor Pool and Tallarook Outdoor Pool casually for free. However, some special outdoor pool events may attract an entry fee and admission to Kilmore Leisure Centre and Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre will still attract normal admission prices.

All outdoor pools are being refilled so families and residents can dive right in.

Outdoor pools and the Community Bank® Adventure Playground will re-open to the public on Sunday 1 December and the team at Mitchell Shire Council have been hard at work to make sure the pools are summer ready.

Mitchell Shire outdoor pools will open when the air temperature forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology reaches 26 degrees or greater. Operating hours may vary due to changing temperatures and/or patronage levels.

Lifeguards are also refreshing their skills and responsibilities to keep everyone safe this summer, although remembering 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’s outdoor pools will hold a range of activities through the summer including aqua classes, learn to swim lessons, pool inflatables and early morning lap swimming.

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.

"We had more than 16,000 visits to our outdoor pools last summer which is tremendous. It is great that we now can provide the same pool service completely free of charge for casual users to help people get more active, more often. Hopefully this will result in more visits to our pools," he said."With a warm summer ahead, our pools are set to be full to the brim. 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. I hope everyone enjoys their summer season safely around the pools."
Mitchell Shire 2018-2019 Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

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