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May 17, 2019

Sometimes people avoid swimming due to the colder weather approaching however there are many reasons why you should keep going!

If you have ever heard that swimming in winter makes you more prone to catching a cold, don’t believe it, it is only an old wives tale! Swimming during the winter time instead helps build a stronger immune system and makes you more resilient to stress and other illnesses.

If you still fear that it may affect your health here are some good habits to maintain:

  • Wearing a swimming cap during the lessons
  • Wearing warm clothing and footwear for after lessons
  • Wearing more coverage with bathers such as a rash vest
  • No other workout is low impact but achieves high results building muscles, burning calories and stimulating your brain. The great thing about swimming is that it’s for everyone! You can also swim in rain, hail or shine, unlike other sports which get called off in bad weather so it keeps your child active throughout the whole year.

Lastly, the best way for you to remember and keep developing skills is through repetition. If you take your children or yourself out for 3-4 months in winter, they may lose their technique and take longer to progress through the level or worse, forget important knowledge when they get back to swimming in public in the early days of spring and summer.

So even though winter is coming around remember to just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming!


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May 8, 2019

To celebrate the gift of all our hardworking and loving mum’s out there we are giving away a free coffee to all our swim school mums during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, Sunday 12th May.

We know it’s not easy juggling your own life as well as your kids and sometimes even your partners, friends or work! That’s why we’re here to try make your day a little easier, happy Mother’s Day!


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May 7, 2019

We have another public holiday around the corner, the Queen’s Birthday on Monday 10th June. Due to this, we will have alternative opening hours and class schedules.

OPENING HOURS:

10:00 am – 5:00pm

SWIM SCHOOL:

No swim school classes will be running.

GROUP FITNESS:

No classes will be running.


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May 7, 2019

Swimming is a fantastic form of exercise as it gives every muscle in your body a workout and you can choose to make it an endurance or sprint training. If you are new to swimming, eating properly and at the right times can help you develop your strength and cardio fitness. It is important to fuel your body the correct way for training for optimal performance.

Now, nobody is the same, everyone will have a different level of comfort regarding eating around swimming, so it is important to trial what works for you. In general, a good rule to follow is allowing 2-4 hours before your swim, after eating a larger meal but 30 minutes – two hours for a smaller snack.

BEFORE

1) Whole grain pasta contains a great substance of carbohydrates and should be enough to give you the boost of energy you need before swimming. Mix some of your favourite vegetables or meat with your pasta to get those extra vitamins and proteins!

2) Bananas are an awesome source of potassium! Plus, they taste so good as well as giving you the boost of energy you need before swimming. Grab a banana on the way to the pool and see the benefits during your swim session.

AFTER

3) Lean chicken is a good way to get protein without eating all of the saturated fats that are usually in meats. A good idea is to make a salad topped with lean chicken or simply eat the chicken with some brown rice to add whole grains to your meal! Yum!

4) Everybody loves some nice, creamy yoghurt with fruit and nuts. Yoghurt provides a lot of protein, but be sure to look out for those added sugars that make them so sweet. Try opting for some Greek yoghurt or other low-fat, unsweetened products that will give you that essential protein.

5) If you only have time for a simple snack after swimming, you might like the idea of grabbing some protein bars that you can eat on the go!

We hope you enjoyed some of our tips! See you in the pool!


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May 4, 2019

We are excited to announce that Coffs Harbour pools will soon have its very own gym and we are launching our foundation membership special to the first 20 people who join.

More information about the launch will be available next week. To stay in the loop enter your details below:

Coffs Harbour - New Gym Enquiry


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April 16, 2019

BlueFit is proud to have a dedicated and committed BlueFit Green team. This past year the team has been researching smart energy savings options and practices that will make all our sites in Australia more environmentally sustainable. We are implementing our initiatives in phases to ensure we are finding the best solutions to use in all our facilities.

Some initiatives are visible to customers and staff, such as the reduction of plastic in our cafes and the introduction of more drinking fountains to refill reusable bottles. Other initiatives are happening behind the scenes.

In our plant rooms, we have been installing variable speed drives (VSDs) on our mechanical equipment. These devices can power-down our equipment in times of low centre usage and power-up the equipment only when it is necessary – during peak usage. Our lights look the same, but many have already been replaced with LED fixtures. These fixtures are now significantly reducing our energy demands!

BlueFit Green’s next initiative is to introduce our own BlueFit “Keep Cup” and recycling bins throughout our centres. We are looking forward to seeing BlueFit blend more green in our surrounding environments, are you?


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April 4, 2019

At a time when keeping connected with loved ones is as easy as lifting your mobile phone from your pocket, it is comforting to know that those close to us really are within reach at any given moment. However, when it comes to supervising your child at our (or any) swimming pools, the concept of being within arms reach has an even greater significance.

Here, it is a matter of life and death.

Over the last few months, our lifeguards have saved the lives of several children whose parents or guardians were otherwise preoccupied on their phones – one of the recoveries occurred within arms reach of the parent, who was too busy on their phone.

Our lifeguards are an important safety feature but they DO NOT replace the close supervision of accompanying adults. A puddle of water is enough to cause an infant to drown, and as many as 20% of near-drowning survivors suffer permanent neurological disability.

We understand how easy it is to have new notifications or having the latest news at your fingertips but we urge you to remember the reason why you are where you are. It is for the sake of the loved one(s) who, at this moment are relying on you.

Keep safe and happy swimming for all of our customers!


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April 4, 2019

Please see the Anzac Day public holiday hours below.

Swim School:
No learn to swim classes on Anzac Day

Opening hours for Coffs Harbour, Sawtell & Woolgoolga:
Thursday 25th April – Anzac Day: 1pm – 5pm


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April 4, 2019

We are closed on Good Friday, 19th April but we are open on Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and Monday 22 Easter Day public holidays, however, we will have amended trading hours on these days.

Swim School:
No learn to swim classes

Coffs Harbour:
19th April – Good Friday: CLOSED
20th April – Easter Saturday: 10am – 5pm
21st April – Easter Sunday: 10am – 5pm
22nd April – Easter Monday: 10am – 5pm

Sawtell:
19th April – Good Friday: CLOSED
20th April – Easter Saturday: 10am – 5pm
21st April – Easter Sunday: 10am – 5pm
22nd April – Easter Monday: 10am – 5pm

Woolgoolga:
19th April – Good Friday: CLOSED
20th April – Easter Saturday: 10am – 5pm
21st April – Easter Sunday: 10am – 5pm
22nd April – Easter Monday: 10am – 5pm


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April 4, 2019

As the summer season comes to a close, there will be alternative operating hours for the winter break.

The Adult Squads will move indoors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 7pm which will occupy the entire 25m pool.

Coffs Harbour’s opening hours during April – August for the public:

Monday 5:30am – 7:00pm
Tuesday 5:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 5:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday 5:30am – 6:00pm
Friday 5:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm