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Region’s Aquatic Centres Diving in to New Management

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Next summer’s swimming season will start with a splash with Council announcing new management for the region’s six Aquatic and Fitness Centres.

From 1 July 2018, Swim Fit will begin management of the Dalby, Chinchilla, Jandowae, Miles and Wandoan Aquatic Centres. Operations in Tara will begin at the end of the year.

Best known for their operations along the Sunshine Coast, the Queensland company is looking to get more Western Downs residents into the pool with a range of specialised learn-to-swim and fitness classes for all ages.

Founder of Swim Fit Grant Belcher said he was excited to deliver Swim Fit to the Western Downs.

“From pre-natal classes and birthday parties, to adult stroke development and aqua aerobics, there’s something in the pool for everyone,” he said.

“In a first for the region, we’re also looking to implement a “global pass” for season ticket holders of any Western Downs Aquatic Centre.

“That means members can access the same benefits of their pass across any of our facilities across the Western Downs and also the Sunshine Coast.”

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Facilities Councilllor Ray Brown said that Swim Fit was selected for its great management history and their ability to engage and support the local community.

“Council has a duty to spend public funds responsibly, so we went to the marketplace to find the best possible tender for our Aquatic and Fitness Centres,” he said.

“These facilities are such great assets for our towns, so we want to make sure we’re always getting the best results on behalf of our communities.

“Council was very impressed by Swim Fit’s application and the extensive industry experience they bring to the Western Downs. With nearly 20 years in business, it’s great to have them on board.”

Swim Fit has also indicated their interest in continuing to employ locals for the running and day-to-day operations of each facility and are currently looking for sponsorship opportunities to support local events, sporting teams and charity organisations within the Western Downs community.

There will be no change in operating times or admission fees at any of the Aquatic Centres across the Western Downs.

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