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What winter? The heat is on at Childers pool

Isis Memorial Pool reopened
Breelyn and Gracee-May Murray-Bryant enjoyed the first day of the newly upgraded Isis Memorial Pool in December. According to Manager Shelley Whitaker, community support remains strong even through the current chilly weather.

It may be chilly outside but inside at the Isis War Memorial Pool things are lovely and warm with residents taking advantage of the refurbished facility's heating.

Pool manager Shelley Whitaker said the pool officially reopened to the public after Coronavirus restrictions were changed on 16 May and things had been going swimmingly.

“Currently we are restricted to one person per lane which equates to six swimmers at any one time,” she said.

“We advise people to book a lane to ensure there is space when they wish to swim.”

Shelley said since the refurbishment of the historic pool, which was officially completed in December and included a new dome structure, solar panels and heating, community support had been high.

“We have seen a massive increase in people using the pool, including an increase in those with disabilities and the elderly using the pool for rehabilitation and exercise,” she said.

“There has also been an increase in families and people in general enjoying the covered and heated pool.”

Isis Memorial Pool reopening
The Isis Memorial Pool is covered and heated.

While the pool had a short break during Covid-19, Shelley said support hadn't waivered, even during the cooler temperatures.

“The pool is operating at 28 degrees every day,” she said.

“Having a heated facility like this allows those who prefer to exercise in water the ability to do so year round.

“Many of the people we have visit the pool have joint issues or disabilities which restricts their ability to exercise on land.

“It allows competitive swimmers to maintain their fitness and allows everyone to have consistency in their fitness goals.

“Children also can have lessons all year round meaning skills are retained as opposed to not swimming in winter and losing most of these skills learned.”

Shelley said for those wishing to use the pool, a simple phone call would secure you a booking.

“It is great to be back and although we have many booked there is still space,” she said.

“Bookings can be made by calling the pool on 07 4126 1437 or mobile 0418 738 050.”

Find out more about the Isis Ware Memorial Pool here.

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