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Wollongong City Council

Group exercise returns to our Leisure Centres & more opportunities to swim

Friday 19 June 2020

From next Monday 22 June there will be no more excuses for avoiding the gym with group exercise sessions returning to Beaton Park and Lakeside Leisure Centres.

Bookings will be essential for the classes, with numbers limited for each session in line with the updated NSW Public Health Order.

Gym goers will need to provide a membership number or pay to confirm a booking, people should arrive no earlier than five minutes before a class and bring a towel and a mat. There will be a one class per person per day limit, and an updated timetable is available on Council’s website.

“This is the news that some people have been waiting for – we know there have been some people just champing at the bit to get back into the gym,’’ Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.

“Naturally there will be some changes to the way both Leisure Centres are operating and I thank everyone for their understanding as we work together through this staged reopening to keep the centres open and to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, and fellow gym goers.’’

The gym, athletics track, tennis and squash are available for use from 18 June, and the Learn to Swim school holiday program returns on Saturday 4 July.

Child minding is available for one hour at Beaton Park and must be booked ahead of time.

Visitors to Beaton Park Pool must book their 45-minute slot, and arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before their booking and leave within 15 minutes of it finishing.

From next week Council’s three outdoor swimming pools; the Continental, Dapto and Corrimal heated pools, will also see an easing of restrictions. Timeslots will be extended to 45 minutes, and 3 swimmers will be allowed per lane.

Visitors to the outdoor pools must still book their 45-minute slot and arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before their booking, and leave within 15 minutes of it finishing. The new arrangements start at Corrimal and Dapto heated pools from Monday 22 June, and the Continental Pool from Wednesday 24 June.

The changerooms and showers and both the leisure centres and the Continental, Dapto and Corrimal Pools remain closed. The toilets are open.

To book into a class or the pool at Beaton Park– call 0447 789 493 between 12 noon and 4pm, the day before you wish to attend.

To book into a class at Lakeside class call (02) 4227 7602, the day before you wish to attend.

Staff will be available at the Continental, Dapto and Corrimal pools to take bookings between the following times:

* Dapto and Corrimal pools. Weekdays from 6am-5pm.
* Continental Pool. (Closed Mondays) Tuesday-Friday from 6am-5pm.
* Dapto and Corrimal pools. Saturdays and Sunday from 7am-1pm.
* Continental Pool. Saturdays and Sundays from 6am-1pm. Note: Staff will take bookings for Tuesday swim spots on a Sunday.

Pool contact numbers:

Corrimal Pool: 02 4284 9135 or 0437 500 191
Continental Pool: 02 4229 1115 or 0439 087 455
Dapto Pool: 02 4261 1963 or 0437 138 824