Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Learn to swim at Bushy Park

SWIMMING lessons are again being offered at the Bushy Park Pool this summer. Lifeguard Sharyn Loller is offering three levels of training.
  • Bronze Squad: fitness and water safety, work towards Bronze Star award. Suitable for swimmers who can confidently swim one lap of each freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Available 6-6.45pm Monday and Wednesday, and 8.45-9.30am Saturday. Cost: $5 per head plus pool entry fee.
  • Intensive Learn to Swim/stroke correction during the holidays: Avaiable 10am-noon Monday to Friday, starting January 6. 30-minute lessons, block of five for $40, small class sizes.
  • Learn to swim: 9.30-10am Saturday, 9am-10am Sunday and other times outside of pool opening hours by negotiation. Small class sizes. Cost: $10 per lesson for 20-30 minutes depending on water temperature.
Bookings are essential. Phone 6286 2050 or visit the pool's Facebook page.

Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool is at 601 Gordon River Rd, Bushy Park, and is open from 3.15pm-6pm on weekdays and 10am-6pm on weekends. The solar-heated pool is 33m in length. Facilities include a kiosk, barbecue area, dressing rooms and an outdoor shower. Free sunscreen is available. Entry fees: $3 (ages 17 and over), $1.50 (child or spectator), Under 4s free with parents. Season passes: family $130, child $50, adult $60.

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