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Pool Season Starts this Weekend in Murray Bridge


As the mercury is climbing, the Murray Bridge Swimming Centre is set to reopen this weekend, with some COVID restrictions.

Mayor Brenton Lewis said while the 2021-2022 Swim season begins this Saturday 30 October,  visitors will need to book before going to the pool or Splash Park.

“Booked sessions will have a time limit and capacity limit of 200 patrons to ensure all  community members have an equal opportunity to attend the Swimming Centre, assist  contact tracing and allow cleaning between sessions” Mayor Lewis said.  

The well-loved community facility has recently been upgraded with additional safety enhancements including an increase in the lifeguard to visitor ratio and messaging around the pool.

Children under 13 years of age will need to be accompanied and actively supervised by a person 16 years or older.

The Murray Bridge Swimming Centre recently received a $2.8 million redevelopment of  the existing 50 metre Olympic pool with access ramp, upgraded pipework, filtration and chlorination systems, along with plant room modifications. The Children’s and Toddler’s pool and the change room were also upgraded. The project was supported by a $1  million State Government grant from the Office for Recreation Sport and Racing.  

Visit murraybridge.gov.au to read more and book ahead.

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