Friday 30 September 2016
With summer approaching, Bega Valley Shire Council is reintroducing the popular pool pass books that give swimmers the freedom to use any Council owned swimming pool.
The passes are fully transferable to anyone and allows use of the Eden, Pambula Beach (Sapphire Aquatic Centre), Candelo, Bega, Bemboka and Cobargo pools, even though they are being run by different managers.
Council’s new Aquatic and Leisure Facilities Coordinator, Nic Hoynes said the passes worked well last year and both Council and the contracted operators are keen to offer the flexible service to more people this year.
“The Shire wide pool passes provide a great option to semi-regular users or those that travel to different towns across the Shire,” he said.
“You can share them with friends and family, neighbours and work colleagues, put them in Christmas stockings or use them to have a party or get together.
“The pools are all very different and it’s well worth checking them all out. The 50 metre pool in the rural setting at Candelo, surprises many first time visitors, Bega is great for a dip if you’re in town on a hot day, Bemboka and Cobargo pools offer a great reason to visit some of our rural towns and villages, and you can reward yourself with some fish and chips after swimming laps in the Eden or Pambula pools.
“This is a fantastic way to stay healthy and have fun across the Shire no matter where you are,” he said.
The pricing works out to be a 10 per cent discount off general admission for the seasonal outdoor pools. The discount is much more when using Sapphire Aquatic Centre.
The ticket booklets are available to purchase from the Council offices in Bega, and the Sapphire Aquatic Centre.
Booklets of 20 adult tickets cost $81, and a 20 ticket child/concession pass costs $72. For more information please contact the Bega Valley Shire Council on 64992222.
The operators at Bega Pool got the swimming season started a bit earlier this year and opened 24 September, all other pools will open tomorrow – October 1
Photograph: Swimmers enjoying a swim at one of the Shire’s pools on a sunny day.