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Commitment to swim safety does Oberon proud

Swimming lesson enrollments have hit a record high at Oberon Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre.

The Y NSW taught 105 children to swim per week in December, 15% higher than the same time last year despite the challenges of COVID-19.  

There are currently 119 children taking lessons, with enrollments continuing to flow in. 

The Y NSW Area Manager Shane Simmons congratulated the community for their outstanding commitment to swim safety this Summer. 

“At the end of March Oberon’s youth will be stronger, more confident and safer in the water thanks to the Y and our valued partners Oberon Council,” Mr Simmons said. 

“This great result at Oberon is particularly outstanding as the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a 20-30% reduction in swimming lesson enrolments across the industry as a whole. 

“The Y is proud to be open for country kids to learn this lifesaving skill. We’d particularly like to thank local parents and guardians who have not wavered in their commitment to ensuring their children are safe in the pool, river, dam or beach.” 

Mayor of Oberon Kathy Sajowitz said learning to swim is a vital skill for all children.  

“It’s great that Oberon parents have chosen the Y at our own pool rather than travel out if town to ensure their children are taught this important skill. It shows a level of satisfaction with the service offered at the facility,” Cr Sajowitz said. 

“Patronage of the pool and fitness centre has increased substantially I congratulate Y management and staff for a job well done as well as the parents of Oberon for their confidence in the Y team.”

Swimming lessons will continue at the pool until the program ends on March 20

In 2021 the Y NSW will look to extend gym hours in the new $925,000 Oberon Indoor Fitness Centre and continue to expand services for the community. 

Information about memberships, programs and venue hire can be found online at: https://www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/oberon/

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