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Orbost Outdoor Pool opens 2022/23 season with record number of enrolled swimming lessons

Three East Gippsland Shire Council instructors ensured the first Learn to Swim lesson went swimmingly last week and provided much-needed aquatic safety training for the young participants.

By news@gippsland - 14th November 2022 - Back to News

Families have jumped at the chance to get into the swim this spring, with a record 93 students heading to Orbost Outdoor Pool for the first of this season's swimming lessons and more than 100 swimmers now enrolled - a record for Orbost. This year, Orbost Outdoor Pool opened at the earlier date of Tuesday, November 1. The classes run for five weeks.

Orbost Outdoor Pool is open from 1 November 2022 - 13 March 2023

Orbost Outdoor Pool is open from 1 November 2022 - 13 March 2023

Learn about water safety

Mayor Cr Mark Reeves noted that Life Saving Victoria research found that many kids had missed important aquatic education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Council used this research in deciding to extend the operating period of the pool. I'm pleased to see this impressive turnout for the first of this season's swimming lessons. We made a significant change to our programming, so we're pleased to see that locals have taken up the chance to learn about safety in and around water."

The popular pool will offer two five-week (two lessons a week) Learn to Swim programs - with the next starting in February. The pool will also hold a one-week VICSWIM program in January. Aquatic Group Fitness classes, summer fun activities and Free Swim Fridays (from 3.00 pm until close each week) will also be available.

And Orbost Outdoor Pool is really having its moment in the sun with the launch of a new website that makes booking swim lessons and tracking opening times easier than ever. For more, visit Orbost Outdoor Pool website.

Pictures from Lakes Entrance Aquadome website.


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