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November 14, 2019

This term, a decision was made to close the Woolgoolga Learn To Swim pool. The pool had served the facilities babies and pre-school swimming program for many years, but the ageing pool had grown old and worn which was highlighted with a recent workplace health and safety inspection.

The small in-ground pool which was only added as a short term solution to hold swimming lessons had slowly been deteriorating in recent years with council attempting to fix the areas in early 2018. The pools supporting beams and pool lining was becoming corroded and splitting, and even the pool edging was starting to break off, as the supports underneath were also becoming corroded.

The pool housing also required extensive work to be seen as suitable for public, and the filtration system was starting to fail. The babies and preschool aged classes are now being taught in the heated 25m pool which parents are loving, the water temperature is now a cosy 30ºc and parents get to soak up the sun with their young ones.

It was a shame to see the closure of the Learn To Swim pool but steps had to be made to ensure the safety of all staff and all users.


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November 13, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended, supported and donated at our Pink Ribbon breakfast, with every donation supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, all your contributions went towards BlueFit’s total of over $3,300!

This is a fantastic result, we really believe research is the best way to prevent deaths, and improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated.

NBCF is working towards one goal: zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. Together we can help them get there, help us reach our goal by donating here.


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November 12, 2019
Superhero Safety Week starts Monday 18th November!

Safety Week is upon us, and this year BlueFit Swimming are asking students to come dressed up as their favourite Superhero!

Safety Week is an important initiative that takes place during your regular swimming lessons. Within the lesson there will be a focus on water safety skills such as floating, survival sequences, treading water, survival strokes and basic rescue techniques.

We encourage all students to bring shorts and t-shirts to swim in during their swimming lesson. Infants are encouraged to wear a t-shirt, parents and caregivers are also encouraged to wear a shirt. This creates a real life scenario, if your child is in an accident they will be in clothes. We want to ensure your child is prepared and safe this summer.

Don’t be alarmed by the changes, these skills are simply to offer additional focus on water safety and education in a fun environment. In the end we want to provide the best possible water safety outcomes for your child. Safety week provides us with the opportunity to focus on skills which could ultimately save a child’s life.

We will also be giving out prizes for the best dressed students! We look forward to seeing our little superheros!

What is Safety Week?

Safety Week is an important initiative that takes place during your regular swimming lessons. During Safety Week students will learn various safety skills. We encourage all parents to bring clothes their child can swim in to enhance the quality of learning.

Why is Safety Week Important?

The Royal Life Saving annual drowning report sadly recorded 276 people lost their lives due to drowning in 2019. As one of Australia’s largest swim school providers, we feel BlueFit has the responsibility to our communities to deliver a service that not only emphasises the importance of learning to swim, but also the skills to be safe and aware in and around water.

Safety week provides us with the opportunity to include additional skills into the swimming program which could ultimately save a child’s life.

What do you need to bring?

All preschool and school age children need to bring shorts and t-shirts to swim in during their swimming lesson. All infants and parents or care givers need to both bring a t-shirt to wear during swimming lessons.

This is imperative as we simulate swimming in clothing and what swimming techniques could help save your child’s life.

For more information about the program contact enquiries@bluefitswimming.com.au or please give us a call or speak to one of our friendly staff at the centre.

Coffs Harbour: (02) 6652 1779
Sawtell: (02) 6658 7497
Woolgoolga: (02) 6654 8291


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November 12, 2019

Come to Coffs Harbour War Memorial Olympic Pool on Saturday 7th December between 1 – 4PM to join in on the fun for our Community Day and yes entry and all activities are FREE!

Have a go on our inflatable, there’ll be kids entertainment with special offers and prizes to be won.

RSVP here and watch this space for more information!


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November 12, 2019

As the summer season nears closer and our learn to swim lessons are in full action, our pools are becoming busier.

If you’re wanting to know the perfect time to come in for a swim we have our lap lane availability on our website so you can view our pool schedule in advance.


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November 12, 2019

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Share your favourite BlueFit Swimming moment on Instagram or Facebook and tag @BlueFitSwimming or use the hashtag #LiveToSwim for your chance to WIN!

By entering our giveaway you will go into the draw to WIN a Red Balloon voucher valued at $500! Use your voucher for a weekend getaway, indoor sky-diving, theme parks, fine dining and more!

Think about it, you could have your family’s next mini vacation on us.

Entries close November 30th 2019. To read all of our terms and conditions please click here.


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October 3, 2019

We have some exciting changes to our squads starting on October 14th at the Coffs Harbour Olympic Pool site.

Dean Laurence who has been teaching at the pool for 22 years and the current Head Coach will be running his own program under the name Coffs Coast Swimming Squad. Dean has helped many swimmers achieve their dreams and goals over those 22 years in the sport. He continues to be very passionate about improving technique and endurance as he trains swimmers to represent their school, state and at a national level.

Dean is pleased to announce he will also be offering additional options to what is now on offer. This will include specific surf competitor pool sessions and squads to suit a variety of participants schedules while catering to different abilities. We encourage anyone interested to contact Dean to discuss the various options he has worked out to participate in one of his programs.

He can be contacted for more detail by these methods:

Facebook site: Coffs Coast Swimming Squads
Email: coffsswim@gmail.com
Mobile: 0432 388 292


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September 25, 2019

Did you know that 276 lost their lives to drowning in Australia last year?

As we head into warmer weather let’s work together to keep our children safe. Please make sure you actively supervise your children at the Centre. That means being in the water with them if they are under 5 or weak swimmers. For older children please watch them at all times and avoid distractions such as mobile phones.

Below are prevention strategies of drowning from Royal Life Saving:

  • Active supervision by parents or carers of children
  • Be aware of pre-existing medical conditions
    and physical limitations
  • Understand the possible adverse effects of
    medications
  • Follow safety rules displayed around the pool area
  • Follow directions issued by staff and lifeguards
  • Inform a lifeguard if a non-swimmer, or of any
    relevant medical conditions
  • Learn swimming and water safety skills (find out about our BlueFit Swimming program here)

You can see Royal Life Saving’s 10 Year Analysis on Drowning here for more information.