Local lap swimmers rejoice!

The recent warmer weather has prompted Cessnock City Council to open its outdoor pools at Branxton and Cessnock a little earlier than normal, allowing local swimmers to get additional laps in before the season starts.

The recent warmer weather has prompted Cessnock City Council to open its outdoor pools at Branxton and Cessnock a little earlier than normal, allowing local swimmers to get additional laps in before the season starts.  

The pools will open their doors on Monday 16 September for reduced hours, Monday to Friday 6am-1pm for lap swimming only, but this will also allow the community to pop in and purchase their season passes.  

The official outdoor pool season will kick off on Saturday 28 September where opening hours will return to normal, Monday to Friday 6am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am-6pm.   

The Royal Life Saving NSW Keep Watch Program will continue at our local pools this season, which educates parents and carers on how to keep their children safe when in, on or around the water.  

For the 2019/20 outdoor pool season, Council has also introduced Pensioner fees for all season passes and single entries. A full list of fees can be found on the Council website.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent welcomed the news about our pools opening early for lap swimmers and is encouraging locals to get in early and make a splash. 

“Our pools are fantastic community facilities and as the weather warms up, I look forward to seeing them utilised by locals, young and old.”  

Please note: For those wanting to purchase season passes this year, they need to be purchased from the local pool, not online or in the Council Admin Building.        

 9/11/2019