Stanthorpe Swimming Pool remains open for warm weather and budding champions
28 March 2019
Stanthorpe Pool’s opening hours will be extended until early
April following a hugely successful season for the region’s budding champion
Two of Stanthorpe Swimming Pool’s squad members have
qualified for the 2019 Australian Age Swimming Championships in Adelaide, while
13 swimmers have qualified for both Queensland and New South Wales state
The summer season was due to end on 31 March but the pool will
now remain open until Tuesday, 9 April 2019 to ensure the squad can continue to
train in the lead-up to competition.
From Monday 1 April to Tuesday 9 April the opening hours
will be 6am to 9am and 3.30pm to 6pm.
Stanthorpe Swimming Pool Manager Michael Smail said
extending the pool’s opening hours would support squad members in preparing for
championships, while benefitting many of the region’s keen swimmers.
“Extending the pool’s opening hours will ensure it is
available to lap swimmers, aqua aerobics and the general public to use the pool
and most importantly, our squad swimmers,” Mr Smail said.
“Keeping the pool opened for a few more weeks will enable
our swimmers who have worked so hard to continue training up until they leave
to compete in championships.
“This will also assist those children who already have to
travel quite some distance for training from having to travel even further.
“We have had a number of enquiries from swimmers in Warwick
who wish to use the 50 metre Stanthorpe pool to better their training schedules
for state titles. There has been a lot of interest from our lap swimmers to
keep our facility open, especially with the warm weather we’ve had.”
Councillor for Events, Sports, Parks and Recreation, Yve
Stocks said Mr Smail and wife Gail, who coaches the squad, should be
congratulated on a stellar season.
“The Southern Downs boasts wonderful sportsmen and women and
Council is delighted to be able to help support the region’s budding young
swimmers by extending the pool’s season for a few more weeks,” Cr Stocks said.
“Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Smail and all squad members
on a hugely successful swimming season. Good luck to those swimmers who will be
competing at state or national level. I’m sure you will do the region proud!”