Tuesday 30 May 2017

The Sunshine Coast Council has approved upgrades to our 50m pool filtration pipes and work is planned to start on Monday 29th May and to be completed on Saturday 3 June. The use of the heated 50m pool will remain open during the first stage of the upgrade period, e.g. Monday and Tuesday but then it will have a short closure period for a few days towards the end of construction from Wednesday onwards.

During this period the following Timetable will be available for Aqua Aerobics and Squad:

Aqua
Mon 29th – 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Tues 30th - 7.30am to 8.30am
Wed 31st – 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Thur 1st -7.30am to 8.30am & 11.00am to 12.00pm.
(No Saturday Morning Aqua)

Squad
Monday Afternoons – Juniors 3.30-4.30 as normal
Intermediates and Seniors 4.30 – 6pm / 6.15pm as normal

Tuesday Morning - 5.30 - 6.30 / 7am as normal
Tuesday Afternoon - NO TRAINING

Wednesday Afternoon – Juniors 3.30-4.30 in 25m pool – bring water bottles
Intermediates and Seniors 4.30-6 / 6.15pm in 25 pool bring water bottles (dryland included)

Thursday Morning 5.30-6.30/7am in 25m pool bring water bottles
Thursday Afternoon NO TRAINING

Friday Morning NO TRAINING
Friday Afternoon Juniors 3.30-4.30 in 25m pool – bring water bottles
Intermediates and Seniors 4.30-6 / 6.15pm in 25 pool bring water bottles (dryland included)

Saturday Morning NO TRAINING
Please be aware that 25m pool is a warm heated pool to 32 deg, and patrons and program clients will need to share lane space. Circle around each other by keeping left.

Space limitations will be 3.30pm to 5.30pm each afternoon, where 1 lane only will be provided for Public lap swimming during this timeslot.

Please understand that access to the 25m pool will be restricted by fencing and patrons will be required to use the pathway around the grandstand side of the 50m pool and around the deep end to get to 25m pool. This will include prams and wheelchairs access.

 

Please note that our heated hydrotherapy/learn to swim pool will remain open while the 25m pool is closed for our Swim Fit learn to swim classes and for general public use. 

General public may use this pool during the following times:

Monday and Wednesday 

5.30am – 8.00am

12.30pm – 3.00pm

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Tuesday and Thursday  

5.30am – 8.00am

12.30pm – 3.00pm

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Friday  

5.30am – 8.00am

12.30pm – 3.00pm

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Saturday  12noon – 2.00pm 
Sunday        12noon – 3.00pm

 

The 25m pool will close for capital works of tiling and filtration upgrade.  A safety fence will be erected on Thursday 13 April 2017 with the 25m pool remaining open to public until close of business on Sunday 16 April 2017, at which time draining will commence.  The project duration will be for approximately 6-10 week’s, pending weather.

Swim Fit will be working closely with the Contractor to ensure all patrons are kept informed with the necessary information re opening dates.

Just a reminder our three sister complexes at Cotton Tree, Buderim and Nambour are open and have fully heated complexes which may be utilised during any closure period.

For all current Members and Visit Pass holders, entries are transferable to use at any of the aforementioned complexes. Please feel free to contact each complex on the below phone numbers for any enquires you may have.    Cotton Tree - 5443 5601, Buderim - 5445 6685 and Nambour - 5476 0455.

The Sunshine Coast Council and Swim Fit would like to apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during these exciting upgrades.

 

The fitness pass sale has now closed.
 
Pass Sale Terms and Conditions
  • Swim Fit Fitness Passes include Aqua Aerobics and Adult Fitness Squad passes only.
  • Customers may purchase one discounted 10 / 20 / 40 or 60 visit pass for Aqua and Adult Squad.
  • 10 Passes purchased during the fitness pass sales period will have a 3 month expiry date from date of purchase.
  • 20 / 40 and 60 visit passes purchased during the fitness pass sales period will have a 6 month expiry date from date of purchase.
  • There is a maximum of 2 weeks extension period on any 3 month expiry at the discretion of the Centre Manager.
  • There is a maximum of 4 weeks extension period on any 6 month expiry at the discretion of the Centre Manager.
  • Bring a buddy for free during the fitness pass sale period ONLY.
    •    Buddy can come as often as they like during this period.
    •    Buddy must fill out their name and contact details on the Register for each free visit.
    •    Buddy must not hold a current Swim Fit Fitness Pass or have had a Swim Fit Fitness pass at the Centre within the last 12 months.

Let our friendly qualified instructor provide tips and advice on how to water condition your child and prepare them for swimming in a fun and friendly play based environment. Our pools are enclosed and heated all year round for your comfort.

This session is free for infants from 6 weeks to 6 months. 

Sessions are available at:

Coolum - Mondays 11:30 - 12:30 - 5473 9042

Nambour - Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 - 5476 0455

Buderim - Wednesdays & Fridays 11:00 - 12:00 - 5445 6685

 

 

Your choice of Prize!

The winner can either receive their free lessons at 1 lesson per week or free lessons as a second lesson free per week - their first lesson each week is a paid lesson. Free lessons can only by used between 1st of August - 31st October 2016

All you have to do for your chance to win is to fill out an entry ticket after each lesson you attend between 1st April and 31st July and pop it into the draw.

Terms & Conditions

- Swimmer must swim continuously during the months from April – July to be eligible for the draw.
- If the swimmer drops out during the period they forfeit their entries.
- It is the responsibility of the swimmer / parent to place their ticket into the bucket after each lesson.
- The competition is valid for all SF LTS customers
- Swimmers name, date and phone number to be clearly printed on the raffle ticket

Join us in our heated and enclosed pool for an hour of swim time with toys, small inflatables and music.  We have a friendly, qualified instructor on hand to give advice and tips while in the water with your child.

Swampy gym is a great way to introduce your child to the pool environment in a friendly and fun way.  Bring yourself and some friends and enjoy an hour in the pool during this hot and humid month.

Free for any new Swim Fit customer during the month of Feb 2016.  Bookings are required as spaces are filling fast!

Sessions are available at:

Coolum - Mondays 11:30 - 12:30 - 5473 9042

Nambour - Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 - 5476 0455

Buderim - Wednesdays & Fridays 11:00 - 12:00 - 5445 6685

 

 

Your first trip to baby classes  -  For most parents the first trip to swimming lessons can be fraught with uncertainty so it’s a good idea to take your baby to the pool on several occasions prior to enrolling them for lessons. This will familiarise them with the new, possibly noisy and definitely splashy environment and will also give you a chance to chat to the Learn to Swim Coordinator and have a quick peek at any baby lessons that might be on the go.

What do I need to bring to the class?
• Two towels – one for yourself and one for baby. 
• Waterproof nappies – waterproof nappies come in various sizes and can be purchased at the Pool Kiosk
• Appropriate dry clothing for after the lesson. Warm clothes in winter!
• Food - swimming makes babies hungry so be prepared for a feed immediately after the lesson.
• Nappy bag, friend, partner or relative with an attitude of fun!

What can I expect during baby classes?
When you join you will find that classes follow a clear and progressive structure and will also involve some underwater work as and when your baby is ready. Underwater work allows your baby the experience of swimming completely independently, however, in all classes the overall emphasis is on parents and their babies having fun and no baby is ever forced to do anything against his or her clear wishes.
Swimming lessons are often a baby’s first social experience out of the home that involves their peers. During class time they learn to relate and interact with each other and look forward to seeing their class mates each week. Lessons are fun, socially stimulating and an excellent way to bond with your child. An added bonus is that regular swimming often improves eating and sleeping patterns!
Not only can early swimming be life enhancing, it can also be lifesaving. The younger your child is when they begin their swimming adventure the sooner they will be able to build a foundation for the eventual ability to perform age appropriate safety skills. From an early age, babies are taught how to turn around if they fall into the water and reach for and hold onto the side until help arrives. These basic water safety skills are practiced and reinforced in every baby swim class.

What do I do if my baby cries in the lesson? - A baby usually only cries within the lesson if they are unsure of what they need to do, are tired, hungry or are not enjoying themselves. The best thing to do is remove the child from the vicinity of the class BUT remain in the water. Stay calm and try to reassure your baby that everything is alright, play with some toys and when they have settled, re-join the class. Sometimes you may only do a portion of the lesson but over time your child will be happy to participate more and more. Remember, let them progress at their own pace.  

Is it necessary to come to lessons every week?
YES! There is one 30 minute lesson per week and consistent attendance to the classes allows your child to develop a routine and improve their confidence and independence around aquatic environments. Children learn through their senses, role modelling, repetition, consistency, through play and most importantly with encouragement from you. So keep their lessons going and you will see them benefit from your consistency.  

What do I do if my child is sick and can't do the lesson? 
If your child is sick, the best thing to do is not attend the swimming lesson. Please call the centre, preferably 24 hours prior to the lesson commencing, to cancel your class for that day. If you have paid for the entire Learn To Swim term you are entitled to 2 make up lessons which are to be completed within the current term. If more than 2 make-up lessons are needed a Medical certificate is required.

 
 
Gymstick Aqua:  This class is done in 'standing depth' water and incorporates the use of the variable resistance Gymstick
Wednesdays 10am - 11am
Cost:$15 per casual session

Land & Pool Circuits: incorporating medicine balls, resistance bands, body weight and the pool.  Your swimming skills don't need to be great, just as long as you can 'save yourself' you will be fine!
Thursday mornings @ 6am
Cost: $15 per casual session

Two of our Buderim Adult Squad swimmers have received great results at the Gold Coast Pan Pacs.

Congratulations to Dave Neighbour (pictured) who won Gold in the 2.5 km open water swim and to Dave Thomson who won Silver in the 200 fly.