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March 10, 2019

This year’s Earth Day will be on the 22nd of April and the theme is ‘Protect Our Species’.

Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings at times upset the balance of nature, and as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since the dinosaurs.

We can interpret looking after our Earth’s health by nurturing our own. Creating positive and clean environments for ourselves better our health. Whether it’s walking to work one day this week, or drinking from a reusable drink bottle or go 7 days without using a takeaway coffee cup.

Together, they all make a difference in your health as well as Earth’s!


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March 10, 2019

On Saturday the 16th of March we are hosting a Water Polo Tournament at Coffs Harbour between 9:30am-3pm.

We can expect around 75 competitors and 100 spectators from Taree, Alstonville and Coffs Harbour for a junior full side round robin competition! We invite and thank all the community members who are planning to come down to watch the competition.


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February 25, 2019

BlueFit Swimming are proud to have make-up lessons available for our learn to swim students. Through the parent portal you can mark an absence and book your make up lessons.

Parents now have access to the parent portal which allows you to manage your class bookings including:

  • Mark yourself absent and book make ups
  • Access swim school resources
  • Update Payment Details
  • Check class progress
  • Pay Outstanding Fees
  • Book additional Lessons

To access the portal head to www.bluefitswimming.com.au/myportal

Don’t forget learn to swim students also have access to the aquatic centre free 7 days a week!

For more information about our learn to swim program contact coffsharbour@bluefitswimming.com.au


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February 25, 2019

Carbohydrates are the major and primary fuel source for muscles and the brain. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose which is the form that is used for energy by the body.

Carbohydrate foods include starchy foods like bread, rice, pasta, noodles, potato, corn, legumes, biscuits and cereals and all sugars including natural sugars found in fruit, milk and yoghurt.

Carbohydrates are stored in the muscles and liver and must be constantly replaced. Spreading small amounts of carbohydrates are a helpful way to provide the body with adequate stores without consuming excessive amounts. This can be achieved by consuming three small meals.

Healthy snacks may be beneficial to prevent excessive hunger between meals. By eating this way you will get smaller rises in your blood sugar levels over a longer period of time so that you are using the maximum amount though out the day, limiting excess building up and becoming stored in the body.

Do not skip meals is not ideal as it often results in food cravings and binge eating.


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February 25, 2019
You’ve signed up for swimming, gotten the kids ready, packed the car, brought a change of clothes and even packed their favourite treats only to arrive at the pool with a screaming inconsolable child that is too scared to swim. Many of us have been there, it can be tough. Here are some helpful tips to get your child to love the water!
Understanding where the fear comes from
In young children, fear is often related to developmental advances that give kids a new (but not always realistic) awareness of potential dangers. As they pass different developmental milestones they develop fears based on their perception of danger, reality and imagination.
Couple this with a bad experience can lead to a prolonged period of fear. A slip in the tub that momentarily dunked his face in the water or a loud motorboat that startled him at the beach can spook a child for months afterward.
Tips for Overcoming the fear?
  • Always take your child’s fear seriously but don’t overreact or overdramatise it.
  • Praise and encourage your child when he tries to overcome fear. Express confidence he will eventually succeed.
  • Find ways to break the feared experience into small, manageable steps eg. practice “swimming” in the bath, dip feet and toys into the toddler pool until they are comfortable.
  • Give your child frequent reassurance she is safe. One technique to try is for you to go into the water and have your child throw a toy at you. You then bring the toy to the pool edge and continue this activity to reassure them that its safe and you will guide them back to the pool edge.
  • Find storybooks that discuss the fear to read with your child. EG. Peppa and George Go Swimming,
  • Familiarise your child with the pool before starting lessons and keep pool sessions short. Start with 5-10 minutes if your child really isn’t comfortable and slowly increase them over time.
  • Get the right equipment- Whether its Batman swimmers, Peppa Pig goggles, bath toys or floaties. Make sure you are equipped to give them the best possible experience. Just remember that floaties can provide a false sense of security to and are in no way a good substitute for actually being able to swim —  so keep your little one at arm’s length whether she’s wearing a flotation aid or not.
  • If getting their face wet is the issue, dip a cloth or sponge in the pool and dab one another’s face so they can get used to the wetness. Have them bring a handful of water up to her mouth and blow bubbles. Blow a rubber duck across the surface, slowly working on getting the face closer to the water.
  • Be patient. Respect that your child is genuinely fearful and don’t force them to go any faster than they are able. Try each of these activities as many times as necessary until your child become comfortable
  • Do not wait until your child gets older to teach them to swim. Fear does not necessarily diminish with age. Safe and positive exposure to the water will help diminish the fear
  • Make it fun!
  • Stay positive, be patient and don’t give up. While it can be disheartening to feel like the only parent with a screaming child, most of us have been there. Keep taking small steps towards the goal of swimming!

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January 21, 2019

Australia Day Public Holiday

Please take note of the changes to our opening hours on the Australia Day weekend as we have closure at Gladstone Aquatic Centre on Saturday.

COFFS HARBOUR WAR MEMORIAL OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOL

Opening Hours

Monday 28th January: 8am -5pm

SAWTELL

Opening Hours

Monday 28th January: 10am -4pm

WOOLGOOLGA

Opening Hours

Monday 28th January: 10am -4pm


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January 17, 2019

Goodbye Upfront Term Payments, hello affordable fortnightly direct debit payments! We are very excited about the changes to our swimming lessons which means you can now access the swimming program all year round!

We will no longer run a term based program but will instead have lessons 50 weeks of the year with a break for Christmas/NY, Easter and Public Holidays. This means you can now enrol and cancel as you please.

Included in this change will be the implementation of the parent portal which will allow you to book a make up lesson for a class you can’t attend. Please click here for more information about our make up policy.

What is the parent portal?

The parent portal is an online portal which allows you to manage your class payments

  • Mark yourself absent and book make ups
  • Access swim school resources
  • Update Payment Details
  • Check class progress
  • Pay Outstanding Fees
  • Book additional Lessons

More information about the parent portal will be sent at the end of January. To find out more about our swimming program please visit www.bluefitswimming.com.au

 


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December 7, 2018

Want to build your child’s confidence in the water? Kickstart their swimming progress in 2019 with our Holiday Intensives and Stroke Clinics.

Swimming is an important life skill and we urge all parents to ensure their children a swim safe this Summer. Our Holiday Intensives have been designed to significantly improve your child’s swim skills over a short period, with students taking part in lessons every day over a period of 5 days.

It is this successive repetition that makes it the ideal program to boost your child’s skills and water confidence.

Week 1: Monday 7th – Friday 11th January

Week 2: Monday 14th – Friday 18th January

Week 3: Monday 21st – Friday 25th January

Please email coffsharbour@bluefitswimming.com.au to book your spot.


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December 7, 2018

Want access to the pool 7 days a week?

Bookings for our 2019 swim school program have now opened!

As part of the many benefits fo the BlueFit Swimming program, students enrolled in the program get free access to the pool 7 days a week, with a full paying adult.

We’ve made improvements to our program to ensure that students learn in a structured and fun environment! Get in early and secure your place in the program.

For more information about our swimming program email coffsharbour@bluefitswimming.com.au or call 1300 252 583


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December 4, 2018

Sawtell

 DATE  HOURS 
Monday, December 24  6.00am to 5.00pm 
Tuesday, December 25  CLOSED 
Wednesday, December 26  9.00am to 5.00pm 
Thursday, December 27  6.00am to 6.00pm 
Friday, December 28  6.00am to 6.00pm 
Saturday, December 29  9.00am to 6.00pm 
Sunday, December 30  10.00am to 6.00pm 
Monday, December 31  6.00am to 6.00pm 
Tuesday, January 1  9.00am to 5.00pm 
Wednesday, January 2  6.00am to 6.00pm 

Woolgoolga

DATE  HOURS 
Monday, December 24  6.00am to 5.00pm 
Tuesday, December 25  CLOSED 
Wednesday, December 26  9.00am to 5.00pm 
Thursday, December 27  6.00am to 6.00pm 
Friday, December 28  6.00am to 6.00pm 
Saturday, December 29  9.00am to 6.00pm 
Sunday, December 30  10.00am to 6.00pm 
Monday, December 31  6.00am to 6.00pm 
Tuesday, January 1  9.00am to 5.00pm 
Wednesday, January 2  6.00am to 6.00pm 

Coffs Harbour

DATE  HOURS 
Monday, December 24  6.00am to 5.00pm 
Tuesday, December 25  CLOSED 
Wednesday, December 26  9.00am to 5.00pm 
Thursday, December 27  6.00am to 6.00pm 
Friday, December 28  6.00am to 6.00pm 
Saturday, December 29  9.00am to 6.00pm 
Sunday, December 30  10.00am to 6.00pm 
Monday, December 31  6.00am to 6.00pm 
Tuesday, January 1  9.00am to 5.00pm 
Wednesday, January 2  6.00am to 6.00pm