The Committee at Chewton Swimming Pool has launched a Pozible campaign to raise funds to help restore our baby pool at the pool. It is not widely known but below the platform at the northern end of the main Chewton pool is an actual baby pool. This has been covered over for some years.
In recent times there has been an amazing explosion of young families with babies moving into the area, and the Chewton Pool Committee thinks it is time to recommission this third pool. We are seeking grants from various sources to help towards this project and our very active Fundraising committee is working on some interesting fundraising events. They believe a wider range of people, both local and further afield, might like to feel involved and help contribute to restore the baby pool.
They have instigated a Pozible campaign to reach as far afield as ‘pozible’, and have set themselves a time target of two months of which only 35 days left for pledges to be made. We are hoping our supporters, both local and far away, would like to contribute.
Please help us in reaching our target. To pledge a donation please go to http://pozible.com/makealittlespash to contribute. Your pledged donation is returned to you if we do not make our target.
Aqua Exercise classes will start this week 17th December at 10am with teacher Jasmine Sampson.
These classes are FREE – yes, no charge but the entry fee.
Book at the Kiosk, or just turn up on time, or phone Jasmine on 0417 018 417 .
If we have strong interest we may conduct another class on weekends.
During the VicSwim lessons in January and February, Aqua Exercise will reschedule to another time.
A glorious sunny Saturday provided just the right atmosphere for the season’s opening of Chewton Pool on 29th November. Phil and Debbie Hall took up the challenge and came suitably decked out in festive fruity attire. MC Phil introduced Councillor Tony Cordy who with a genuinely supportive speech, declared the pool open. Tony, seen here with Phil, Jenny Jarman and Jacki Heath, was representing Mayor Christine Henderson who was unable to attend.
Children immediately took to the water and commandeered the various floaties in the shape of dolphins, balls, and sunbeds.
The weather was superbly warm, the water pristinely clear and inviting, and the BBQ and Kiosk well patronised.
Visitors came from far and wide to enjoy the day, with one young mum and baby having travelled up from Melbourne after seeing our website on the net.
It was lovely seeing some little folk discovering the water for the very first time.
Many families attended and enjoyed the relaxing surrounds, and there was a healthy sale of Season Tickets (approximately 50 sold in the first few days).
So, roll on summer – its going to be a beaut season.
Our OPENING DAY party will be on SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER starting at 12 noon. Yes, it is election day so we’re hoping that after your political vote you’ll VOTE 1 for CHEWTON POOL and come on down to dive in and cool off.
Season Tickets will be available to purchase – prices are listed under the ‘Opening Hours’ tab above.
Once again the quality of the pool water will be top rate and the shady trees and grass creating a relaxing ambience. Do come and join us – its going to be fun!
Thank you helpers…
Clearing out the storage shed and the kiosk; Mowing the lawn; painting sealer on the seats….. These were but a few of the jobs tackled by volunteers at the recent working bee on Saturday November 4.
However there is still much to be done before we re-open the pool at the end of November. Another working bee will be announced shortly calling all hands to be on deck to give our wonderful venue some more spit and polish.
Stand by for this because your assistance would be greatly appreciated. All will be welcomed and provided with a yummy morning tea,
Come in and support your local community pool for a great summer.
Warm up those muscles – find those sun hats…our first WORKING BEE for the season is about to happen. SATURDAY 4th OCTOBER – 10am to 1pm with Morning Tea provided (home baked cakes and all).
Its an all over pre-season clean-up…. mowing, sweeping, emptying pools and cleaning ready to fill, painting, de-cobwebbing, etc. Bring your tools, gloves and cleaning gear and lets all get stuck into it together.
Its going to be a fantastic season. See you there.
For more information call Dash on 0498 637 534.