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BANKSTOWN UPDATE

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29.01.2024

Redevelopment of BlueFit Swimming – Bankstown

Construction work is now underway to upgrade our Swim School in Bankstown to create a modern, best in class new swim school for our families. We understand that your children are likely to be missing their weekly lessons at Bankstown and our team can’t wait to welcome you back!

Our new swim school remains under construction with demolition works recently completed. Construction of our upgraded pool, plant room and amenities have commenced and we are looking forward to announcing an opening date in mid-2024!

Our lessons at Bankstown will leverage over 30 years of knowledge and experience in teaching babies, children and adults to learn to swim. We will run infants swimming lessons from 6 months old, children’s learn to swim lessons and adult swimming lessons.

We understand that securing a spot at a quality swim school can be quite challenging these days. That’s why we want to reassure you that your existing day and time slot at our Bankstown location, as of the time of closure, is securely reserved for you upon our reopening in mid-2024! Your loyalty and trust mean the world to us, and we’re committed to making your return to our swim school a seamless and enjoyable experience.

We also wanted to share with you some exclusive artist impressions of the new and improved BlueFit Swimming Bankstown. 

 

 


 

20.12.2023

It was announced early this year that the BlueFit Swimming Bankstown facility would close for urgent renovations. After months of plenty of hard work the team are thrilled to announce that work is well and truly underway!

The refurbishment will include:

  • A larger pool
  • Newly refurbished bathrooms
  • Upgraded shower and amenities
  • New heating and plant systems
  • Upgraded entrance and reception

Check out the progress video below.

We will be providing further information and updates on our Facebook and Instagram pages. To ensure you keep up to date with all updates, we highly encourage that you follow our social pages.

BANKSTOWN POOL MAINTENANCE

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To further investigate the recent pool heating issues, we have extended the temporary closure of the BlueFit Swimming Bankstown facility.

Our team would like to thank all BlueFit Swimming Bankstown families for their ongoing patience and support.

Initially these works were scheduled to reopen tomorrow, however they have proven to be more extensive than originally anticipated.

As a result we have made the difficult decision to extend the closure of the BlueFit Swimming Bankstown facility.

All swimming lessons will be cancelled during this time and families will not be charged for lessons during this time.

Currently we are anticipating to reopen and resume lessons on Thursday 27th July, pending the progress on the works.

We apologise for the disruption whilst we undertake these important repairs. Additionally we would like to thank you for your cooperation during this time.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

VIC Learn To Swim Return November 12th

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It’s time to make a splash!

We are so glad to have you and your family enjoying our facility and we are excited to welcome back our Learn To Swim and squads program from Friday 12 November with the first debit on Friday 19th November.

Please note due to the current public health orders by the VIC Government you will need to be fully vaccinated to enter the centre. This is important. Everyone aged 16 years and over must have had both shots of your COVID-19 vaccine to enter our facilities. Please show proof at entry. This includes both using the facility and accompanying children to swimming lessons.

If you need to cancel swimming lessons please click here to complete a cancellation request no later than midday, Thursday 11th November. If we are unable to run your child’s lesson due to staff availability we will reach out to you separately.

If you have any questions or queries please email us at enquiries@bluefitswimming.com.au.

For specific location information and restriction please click your Swim School name below!

We look forward to seeing you in the water.

Location Swim School Status Link
BayFit Leisure Centre Opening Friday 12th November 2021 Click for more info
Melton Waves Leisure Centre Opening Friday 12th November 2021 Click for more info
Sandringham OPEN Click for more info
Windy Hill Fitness Centre Opening Friday 12th November 2021 Click for more info

NSW Learn To Swim Return October 16th

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It’s time to make a splash!

We are so glad to have you and your family enjoying our facility and we are excited to welcome back our Learn To Swim and squads program from Saturday 16 October with the first debit on Friday 22 October.

Please note due to the current public health orders by the NSW Government you will need to be fully vaccinated to enter the centre. This is important. Everyone aged 16 years and over must have had both shots of your COVID-19 vaccine to enter our facilities. Please show proof at entry. This includes both using the facility and accompanying children to swimming lessons.

If you need to cancel swimming lessons please click here to complete a cancellation request no later than midnight, 18 October. If we are unable to run your child’s lesson due to staff availability we will reach out to you separately.

If you have any questions or queries please email us at enquiries@bluefitswimming.com.au.

For specific location information and restriction please click your Swim School name below!

We look forward to seeing you in the water.

Location Swim School Status Link
Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info
Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info
Kendall Swimming Pool CLOSED FOR WINTER Click for more info
Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info
Laurieton Swimming Pool CLOSED FOR WINTER Click for more info
Lambton Swimming Pool CLOSED FOR WINTER Click for more info
Mayfield Swimming Pool CLOSED FOR WINTER Click for more info
Mosman Swim Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info
Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info
Port Macquarie Swimming Pool Open! Click for more info
Wallsend Swimming Pool CLOSED FOR WINTER Click for more info
Wauchope Swimming Pool Open! Click for more info
Wollondilly Leisure Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info

Staying Water Safe in Winter

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We don’t often associate beach days and time at the pool with winter but our cooler months are when we need to be extra vigilant when it comes to water safety.

Much cooler water temperatures and heavier clothes can put swimmers in a dangerous position if they were to ever fall into a body of water fully clothed during winter. In addition to this, increased rainfall can fill up backyard buckets or inflatable swimming pools, creating potential drowning risks for our little swimmers. As little as 3cm of water (enough to cover the nose and mouth) can be enough to cause a drowning hazard.

During winter, make sure to pack away any inflatable pools which are no longer being used and turn buckets upside down to stop rain from filling them up. Most importantly, consistent and continuous swimming lessons, including throughout winter, is the best way to keep kids safe in and around water. Swimming lessons develop muscle memory that swimmers will depend on entirely if they were to accidentally fall into a body of water.

Receive Up To $200 With Vic Government’s Active Kids Program

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The Victorian Government announced $21 million over two years for the Get Active Kids Voucher Program. The Program is a Victorian first and will provide support to under-represented groups experiencing barriers to participation in sport and recreation.

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each and this could be used for Windy Hill & BayFit swimming lessons!

HOW TO APPLY

Children must be aged 4 to 18 and named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and Medicare card to be eligible. Find out if you can apply, what costs are covered and how much can be reimbursed.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

To be eligible for a voucher your child/dependant must be:

  • aged 4 to 18 years
  • a resident in Victoria
  • named on a valid Australian Government Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card (at the time of your application), and
  • named on a valid Australian Government Medicare card (at the time of your application).
  • You can apply for more than one voucher if you have multiple eligible children/dependants.

You must apply separately for each child/dependant.

WHEN CAN YOU APPLY?

There are specific dates (claim periods) when you can apply. You must have incurred your expenses within specific dates too.

There is a total of 100,000 vouchers available from 1 March 2021 until 15 April 2022.

Subject to availability, you can apply for up to two vouchers for each eligible child from 1 March 2021 to 15 April 2022. However, you can only apply for one voucher per child in a claim period.

The application portal for Round 3 begins on Friday 9 July 2021, and you apply to claim between October 4th – 12th November 2021.

All BlueFit Swim Instructors who teach a class in October will receive a $200 voucher*!

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Dive in and help us make a difference in the lives of others!

Each year more than 250 people drown in our waters, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Every Australian child should have access to swimming lessons. Unfortunately, we don’t currently have enough Swim Teachers to make this a reality for the kids in our communities. So, we’re doing a recruitment drive.

If you currently teach, have taught before, or it’s something you think you’d like to try, then you could be eligible.

No quals? No problem! The first 100 people to register will get FREE training valued at $250.

Already a Swim Teacher?

If you’re already a swim teacher who will be instructing classes at BlueFit there’s nothing more you need to do… just keep working with us through October and you’re in!

If you don’t currently teach but are qualified and ready to go, then apply today!

So what are you waiting for? If you have a passion for helping others, a patient and compassionate nature, and a desire to make a difference, we’d love you to become a swim teacher at BlueFit.

For all the details and full eligibility terms and conditions please visit the website.

*Terms and conditions apply.

 
 

Applications For School-Based Traineeships Are Now Open!

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Applications For School-Based Traineeships Are Now Open!

Work in the sport and recreation industry while you study a Certificate III Aquatics and Community Recreation.

Students will train and work across a variety of roles, including pool lifeguarding, swim teaching, sports coaching and customer service.

This program is the perfect opportunity for students who are looking to gain a head start in their careers and get industry experience in the workforce.

Don’t wait, register your interest now!

How To Dress To Swimming Lessons In Winter

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As the upcoming months begin to get colder and we enter into the winter season, it’s important that we are dressed appropriately for the weather so we keep warm before and after our swimming lessons!

Here our favourite tips to dress warmly:

Ugg boots

Thicker than thongs and quicker than sneakers. 

A beanie

Quick way to warm the face and head after swimming.

Gloves

An easy way to keep their hands warm after being in the pool.

Trackies

Easy to slide on and off before and after lessons.

Warm socks

These are a perfect match to a pair of uggs to keep your child warm walking outside.

Jacket 

An extra layer of warmth in case the rest aren’t enough!

Bluey’s Swimming Adventure Starts Now!

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Between now and September 4th 2021, our swim school has an exciting journey for our students to join in on, Bluey’s Swimming Adventure!

Weeks leading up to the commencement of the program, our reception team will have Sticker Books available for FREE to hand out to currently enrolled swimming students. Starting this week, students have a specific animal sticker to collect with every completed swimming lesson and attach it to their book to continue the journey.

When a student collects all 15 stickers they will win one of our lucky dip prizes. We also have a special opportunity for the students who complete the full book to go into the draw win an iPad! By scanning the QR code on their sticker book, you can upload an image of the student holding their sticker book on the BlueFit Swimming website to have the chance to win.

Only “eligible clients” are able to enter. The prize is not redeemable for cash and cannot be exchanged. 

The lucky dip prizes include a yoyo, coloured pencils or a swim cap! The winner for the iPad will be selected and contacted by 13th September 2021. We will contact the winner and send the iPad to the site that they have their lessons for collection.