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Wollongong City Council

Getting back in the swim

Monday 18 May 2020

Swimmers will be able to book in for a dip at one of three Wollongong City Council pools this week.

The Continental Pool, as well as Dapto and Corrimal Heated Pools will reopen from tomorrow, Tuesday 19 May, for swimmers, but there will be changes in place to meet the NSW Public Health Order.

The NSW State Government has stipulated there is to be no more than 10 swimmers permitted at one time, and no more than one swimmer in a lane, Council will take bookings where swimmers are able to reserve a 30-minute window for laps.

The bookings will be made directly with individual pools (see below for times and locations) the day prior to the swim slot, and all users will be required to meet physical distancing guidelines and be in good health before swimming. If a family group, or a person and their carer makes a booking, each individual counts towards the pool total of 10 – even if they need to be in the same lane to support each other.

“I know people are keen to get back into the pools, and this step will allow that to happen,’’ Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.

“However, the risk related to Coronavirus is still very real and we need to work together to follow the guidelines to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all in our community, including Council staff working at the pools.’’

As the new process is rolled out, Council will continue to monitor and review pool operations to ensure they’re meeting the updated guidelines. In line with the guidelines, toilet facilities will be open and change rooms will remain closed.

For the latest news on changes to Council’s services visit our dedicated Coronavirus update page.

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