- Thursday 17 October 2013
A recent makeover of the Beerwah Aquatic Centre means swimmers will enjoy the benefits of sparkling clear water and improved safety this summer season and beyond.
Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the Beerwah Aquatic Centre undertook a valuable upgrade as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s ongoing commitment to providing quality community recreation venues.
“Just in time for the busy summer season, the entire 25m pool has been tiled, which is a significant improvement as it means the pool shell now has an expected 30 year low maintenance future instead of needing to close and drain the pool and repaint the surface every couple of years,” he said.
“This facility is an active healthy lifestyle option for Beerwah residents and an important community meeting place.
“The main tile colour chosen is a pale blue which reflects much less glare and makes the water look very inviting indeed.”
Cr Baberowski said swimmers will also benefit from the safety features including new finger grip tiles when they hold onto the edge of the pool.
“The tumble turn area at the end of each lane is also now non-slip providing benefits for those involved in squad training and competition,” he said.
“We have also improved the dive stands so they are solid platforms which will provide better dive angles and, last but not least, the timber deck area has been resealed and looks like new again.”
The Beerwah Aquatic Centre is open through summer Monday to Friday from 5.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Located on Roberts Road, Beerwah, the centre contains a heated teaching pool, a heated outdoor 25 metre pool, and a fun toddler's pool and specialises in Learn to Swim programs for infants to mini squads, competitive swimming squads, adult squads and stroke development lessons for adults.
Check council’s website for program information and opening times.