Aquatics

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Colac’s Bluewater indoor pool facilities will reopened Monday 1 June with a number of measures in place to ensure safety and compliance with current Victorian Government COVID restrictions.

Current restrictions allow a maximum of 20 patrons (total) to have use of the swimming pool facilities with a booking system to be in place to ensure the maximum is not exceeded.

While the current COVID restrictions are in place, there are some changes to operations at the Centre, and we ask the community to be aware of the limitations we need to ask of users of the facility to maintain the highest level of safety for patrons and staff.

We would like to thank our Bluewater members, and users of the facility for their continued support and patience while we have been closed. We also ask for your understanding and flexibility as these changes will be new to our Bluewater team too.

Pool Facilities Open

From Monday June 1 the following swimming pools will be open for use:

25m lap pool

Up to a maximum of 20 patrons

Warm Water Pool

Up to a maximum of 6 patrons per side, 1 person per 4sqm

Toddler Pool

Up to a maximum of 6 patrons, 1 person per 4sqm

 

The spa, steam room and splash pad remain closed under current directions.

Change rooms, toilets and showers

Change rooms, toilets and showers will be available for use during booked session times from Monday June 22. These facilities are only available for use during your booked session and patron limits and social distancing must be adhered to

       
       
       
       

in these spaces.

Session Times & Bookings

Session times and a booking system will operate to ensure the Centre adheres to the maximum 20 patron rule. 

Each allocated swimming session will be for one-hour maximum in an effort to provide many people in the community with the opportunity to use the pool. Session times are as follows:

 Day

Session Times

 

 

 

 

Monday - Friday

 

 

  • 5.45am – 7.00am

  • 7.15am – 8.30am

  • 8.45am – 10.00am

  • 1.15pm - 2.30pm

  • 2.45pm – 4.00pm

  • 4.15pm – 5.30pm

  • 5.45pm – 7.00pm

 

 

Saturday

 

  • 7.45am – 9.00am

  • 9.15am – 10.30am

  • 10.45am – 12.00pm

  • 12.15pm - 1.30pm

  • 1.45pm - 3.00pm

 

 Sunday

 

  • 7.45am – 9.00am

  • 9.15am – 10.30am

  • 10.45am - 12.00pm

  • 12.15pm - 1.30pm

Bookings open 2 days before a scheduled session.

To make a booking, please contact the Centre on 5232 9551 during the Centre’s opening hours. Patrons will be required to provide contact details as prescribed by the Chief Health Officer, therefore no bookings will be accepted via email or social media.  

Strictly no walk-ins will be allowed into the facility.

Memberships

Following the free entry to the gym and pool facilities for members for the month of June, we previously advised you that memberships were due to reactivate from 1 July, however due to the closure of our pool facilities, we have made the decision to recommence direct debit memberships on Monday 13 July 2020.

 In the interim, the weekly membership pass will continue to be in place at the discounted rate. 

 Pricing for the weekly membership passes is as follows:

  Aqua Membership  Gold Membership  Platinum Membership  Childcare Membership 
Adult   $8.95  $11.90 $13.10   
Concession  $7.25 $ 9.70 $10.90  
Platinum   $13.30  $17.70  $19.85   $16.50 (Allowing max 6 hours per child)

 

If you are a platinum member and have already purchased a gym pass, this will also be valid for the pool until expiry.  You will then need to purchase the a new platinum membership pass for the final week.

 

Swim School memberships will not be recommencing at this stage. 

 

Spectators

From Monday June 22, spectators meeting specific criteria will be allowed in the pool hall in addition to a maximum of 20 swimmers. Spectators must meet one of the following criteria:

  • A parent or guardian supervising a child under the age of 18
  • The direct caregiver of person with specific care needs
  • A volunteer or employee that is responsible for the direct supervision and instruction of clients undertaking programs

 

Bookings are essential for spectators as Bluewater must collect the details of all patrons in the facility as directed by the Chief Health Officer.

Bookings for spectators outside of the criteria above will not be accepted until further notice.

For information on supervision guidelines, please visit the link here: Supervision Policy

Programs

Swim School will not be resuming at this time due to the current patron number restrictions and cleaning requirements in place. As restrictions continue to ease, Bluewater will continue to review the viability of running swim school and provide further details to members and the wider community at that time.

 

Aquatic Group Fitness


We are finalising a limited Aquatic group fitness timetable to be introduced from Monday 13 July – stay tuned for further details!!

 For information on Gym Programs please follow the link here: Gym

 Additional Safety Measures

A number of measures have been taken at Bluewater Leisure Centre to maintain the highest level of safety from patrons and staff. These include:

  • Hand sanitising stations at entrances/exits
  • Additional professional cleaning
  • Sterilisation and cleaning of surfaces between swimming sessions
  • Barriers and signage
  • Social distancing floor guides and waiting areas
  • Perspex shields for customer service
  • Mandatory recording of patron details

We ask that all patrons obey the directions of staff and respect social distancing practices where possible. Most importantly, if you are unwell please stay at home.

Customer Service

Customer Service at Bluewater remains temporarily closed to the public until further notice to maintain the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers.

Bluewater staff will continue to assist you during opening hours via the following means:

  • Phone: 5232 9551
  • Email: bluewater@colacotway.vic.gov.au 

 To assist members and users with enquiries you can view Frequently Asked Questions here.

Feedback 

We are interested to learn of the impact of changes to Bluewater operations from our users and members and encourage patrons to add their feedback to the ‘suggestion box’ at the centre during your session time or complete a short survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SF5MSXS

Related Information

Opening Hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions