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Norville Pool to host 49th City of Charm

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Connor Simms, Thomas Neill, Louis Townsend, William Stockwell, Isaac Cooper, Bailey Coleman and Tom Jeffries ready themselves to fly in the Men’s Open 100m Freestyle at a previous City of Charm Carnival at Norville Park Pool.

Almost 300 swimmers are set to make a splash at Norville Park Pool ahead of the 49th annual City of Charm competition.

City of Charm is the final opportunity for swimmers to qualify for the Queensland State Champions in December.

The event will take place from Friday 18 November until Sunday 20 November with over 500 people visiting the region as part of the event.

Norville Park Pool is well equipped to host events of this scale with an automatic timing system and backstroke ledges.

President of Bundaberg Swim Team, Michele Watson, said it was a fantastic achievement to be hosting the event for the 49th year.

“We have a team of 32 swimmers from Bundaberg competing, with 296 competitors visiting the region from as far south as Miami on the Gold Coast to Rockhampton,” she said.

“This is a meet that offers every event a swimmer needs to qualify for the State Championships.”

The Miami team are bringing 40 swimmers, many of whom have competed at very high-level events previously.

Michele said the event was open to the public, encouraging anyone interested to attend and support local swimmers.

“People are welcome to come along and support,” she said.

“Two great events to watch would include the 1500 metres on the Friday night or the dash for cash around 11 am on Saturday.”

With Norville Park Pool hosting the event, the pool will be shut for public use from Friday 18 November until Sunday 20 November.

Residents can use the Childers and Gin Gin pools, or alternatively, the Bundaberg Swim Academy pool will be open to the public.

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  1. While this is great for Bundaberg it is a real pity there is no other option for regular swimmers to do laps. What a joke, one pool for a growing population. Who knows when the new pool will be finished.

  2. @Patsy you could try Bundaberg Swimming Academy it has 2x25m pools.
    Tom Quinn Center has a heated pool that might be of use.
    DNA Aquatics may also be of use if you are looking for somewhere for the kids they use the pools located at some of the Schools in the Bundaberg.

    There’s also the Isis Pool & the Gin Gin Pool if you don’t mind the extra distance.

    There’s also many Natural water areas that you could swim at you could take a break from the laps & visit one of our beaches, lakes or the rock pool.

  3. Patsy, there IS another pool in Bundaberg, apart from Norville Pool. It’s called Bundaberg Swimming Academy and is situated near Shalom College in Fitzgerald Street.

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