2018/19 pool season has arrived

The pool season kicks off this Saturday and is a great way to start the October Long Weekend with the family. The Branxton and Cessnock Pools will be officially open at 7am on Saturday 29 September.

The pool season kicks off this Saturday and is a great way to start the October Long Weekend with the family. The Branxton and Cessnock Pools will be officially open at 7am on Saturday 29 September.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said the 2018/19 pool season is going to be fantastic.  

“The Family Fun Days will be held again over the Christmas and New Year school holidays at the Branxton Pool, Cessnock Pool and Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre (KKAFC). This allows residents free access to the pools on certain Sundays. Keep an eye out for more details on our Facebook, website and at the facilities. This is an opportunity for those residents without a pool pass to enjoy our aquatic facilities.”   “The inflatable fun park will also be a large attraction at our pools and will be rotating between the Cessnock and Branxton Pools, and KKAFC.”  

This pool season Cessnock City Council has teamed up with Royal Life Saving NSW to introduce the new national Keep Watch at Public Pools Water safety awareness program locally.     

The initiative is about improving children’s safety through improved parental supervision. The message is clear while lifeguards are on duty at our aquatic facilities they are watching lots of people at the same time. Parents and carers are being urged to be vigilant and supervise their children during a visit to their local pool and make certain their child is safe.  

Children aged between 0 to 5 years will be issued a yellow wristband and pool staff will advise that a parent or carer needs to be in the water within an arm’s reach of the child at all times. It is recommended that for a child aged between 6 to 10 years, a parent or carer needs to be actively supervising at all times and dressed ready to enter the water.    

A big thanks to Belgravia Leisure Centre who operate KKAFC. They are also supporting the Keep Watch program. To find out more about our local pools visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/sport/pools.

 9/25/2018