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The Y makes a splash in Oberon with new pool features

19 Nov 2019 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW (The Y) is making waves in Oberon as locals rush to the pool to beat the heat. 

The Y commenced management of the Oberon Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre (currently under construction) in October this year.

Area Manager Shane Simmons said it’s been a great start to summer for the centre with 446 visits between Oct 12 and 31 and 86 children taking swimming lessons. 

“We’ve listened to the Oberon community and made a bunch of great improvements to the pool including the new 6am opening time, improved enclosure for warmth and air circulation, improved security, new pool blankets and dedicated lap swimming and walking lanes,” Mr Simmons said. 

“There are now Aqua Aerobics classes on offer, with birthday parties and Family Fun Days coming soon.”

Susannah Le Bron, Chief Executive Officer of the Y, said she was pleased to see more opportunities for regional youth and the wider Oberon community.

“We currently employ nine local staff in Oberon, with that number expected to grow as the Fitness Centre opens in 2020,” Ms Le Bron said. 

“As we all know, regional NSW is in the grips of a record breaking drought, so it’s so important that we offer opportunities to stay well and stay connected and the pool and new Fitness Centre will do just that.” 
Local lap swimmers Alisa Meredith and Helen Law said the updates to the pool were welcome. 

“The water temperature is great and we love the new shower system without shower tokens,” Ms Meredith said. 
The brand new Fitness Centre is currently under construction and due to open in January 2020, creating at least two additional jobs. 

The Oberon Pool and Fitness Centre is managed by the Y NSW in partnership with Oberon City Council. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Madeleine Clarke on 0400 974 816 or Kate Hancock on 0439 427 522

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