At the YMCA NSW, we see the safety and well-being of children, young people and vulnerable adults as our highest priority.
It is why we have recently created a brochure for all our members and stakeholders that explains our commitment.
We have decided to follow a decision taken by YMCA Victoria to ban the use of Mermaid Tails at all YMCA NSW managed swimming pools in NSW and the ACT effective Saturday 9 January 2016.
This week marks the 14th annual YMCA NSW Youth Parliament – where more than 160 young people from across the state have taken over NSW Parliament House in Sydney to have their voice heard on topics of public interest including rural homelessness, illicit drugs, aged care and domestic violence.
The ACT Government has announced that YMCA NSW has been appointed as the interim operator at Canberra Olympic Pool and will commence management operations from 1 July 2015.
In appointing the YMCA NSW, ACT Minister for Sport and Recreation Shane Rattenbury MLA spoke about how this is a great outcome for the local community.
“The YMCA has extensive experience in managing a variety of aquatic and leisure facilities in Canberra and throughout NSW, and I am very pleased that they are able to step in under an interim agreement until 31 March 2016, while longer term options for the facility are resolved”, he said.
More details on this announcement can be found in the ACT Government Press Release on YMCA NSW’s appointment as interim operator of Canberra Olympic Pool.