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September 30, 2019

On Friday 18th October, Lambton Pool will be organising fundraising activities to support breast cancer awareness.

On the Friday at 10:00AM, we are hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast with any donation welcomed upon entry for the event, all funds raised will go towards breast cancer research.

We also are also hosting a 9:15AM pink-themed aqua class which will be a $10 donation for entry!

For more information, click here!


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September 26, 2019

Did you know that 276 lost their lives to drowning in Australia last year?

As we head into warmer weather let’s work together to keep our children safe. Please make sure you actively supervise your children at the Centre. That means being in the water with them if they are under 5 or weak swimmers. For older children please watch them at all times and avoid distractions such as mobile phones.

Below are prevention strategies of drowning from Royal Life Saving:

  • Active supervision by parents or carers of children
  • Be aware of pre-existing medical conditions and physical limitations
  • Understand the possible adverse effects of medications
  • Follow safety rules displayed around the pool area
  • Follow directions issued by staff and lifeguards
  • Inform a lifeguard if a non-swimmer, or of any relevant medical conditions
  • Learn swimming and water safety skills (find out about our BlueFit Swimming program here)

You can see Royal Life Saving’s 10 Year Analysis on Drowning here for more information.


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September 10, 2019

There’s so much information about what you should and shouldn’t be eating when living a healthy lifestyle that it’s easy to get lost! We want to make it simpler for you, which is why we’ve found the top 5 foods that are surprisingly healthy for you.

Dark Chocolate:

If you’re eating chocolate that contains over 70% cocoa, consider it as healthy! As it’s high in antioxidants, fibre and vitamins and minerals, dark chocolate has a number of health benefits for you.

Popcorn:

Unfortunately, it’s not the same cinema popcorn that’s drowned in butter… but air-popped popcorn is high in fibre and contains multiple vitamins and minerals!

Avocado:

It’s often misunderstood that avocados are actually healthy for you. Although they are high in fat, it is ‘heart-healthy’ fat that is rich in nutrients containing up to 20 vitamins and minerals. It’s important to consume with moderation!

Potatoes:

If you minimise the toppings, potatoes on their own provide are a nutritious, inexpensive food that offers strong sources of potassium and fibre.

Coffee:

You’ll be pleased to know, a coffee a day has been linked to a longer lifespan! It is high in antioxidants that protect you against a variety of diseases and can help prevent diabetes and strokes.

So next time you want a snack that’s healthy, be sure to consider one of the above. Just remember… it’s all about BALANCE!


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September 10, 2019

Being in Australia we are surrounded by water wherever we go. By exposing children to water and swimming at an early age it will help prepare them for a life of fun activities such as pool parties, beach holidays, surfing, etc. With this being the case, we’ve found the top 5 benefits of learning to swim at a young age:

Life and life-saving skill:

To feel comfortable in the water and being able to swim is a life skill that will give you confidence and increase your water safety. Hopefully, you’ll never find yourself in a situation but if the time comes you’ll feel confident enough to hold your head above water and help those around you to do the same.

Physical benefits:

If you’re looking for a fun workout, you cannot beat swimming. Swimming is a full-body workout that engages your legs, upper body, core, lats and triceps. Although it might not seem like it, swimming will use more of your body’s major muscle groups than any other form of cardio.

Social Skills:

Going to swimming lessons or join a local swim club is a great way for children to play, interact and learn to take direction. This can set them up for social skills that will benefit them for life.

Challenging and rewarding:

Swimming offers a workout that can be both challenging and rewarding, whether you’re a new swimmer looking to improve your fitness or a competitive swimmer looking to improve on your personal best it will allow you to improve and feel great with every milestone.

Lifelong Skill:

Swimming is a skill that you are unlikely to forget over time. Similar to riding a bike, you may be out of practice but once you’re in the water it will come back. This is a great skill to have because as you get older, swimming has a very low impact on the body’s joint and can be a form of exercise you can continue to do.

At BlueFit Swimming our lessons start at 4 months old! Contact us today to find a suitable class time for you!


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September 10, 2019

With the warmer weather on its way, it’s important to remind parents how learning to swim is a life skill as drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children aged 0-4yrs old.

Choosing the right swim school for your child is as important as learning how to swim, not only does it provide great health benefits but it equips children with a skill for life! It increases children’s knowledge and skills for water safety and allows them to enjoy swimming safely.

BlueFit Swimming offers an industry-leading learn to swim program for babies through to adults. Enrol now in our program and ensure your child is swim-ready for Summer

If you have any questions about our swimming programs, be sure to click here!


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September 10, 2019

Due to the public holiday on Monday, October 7th the following changes will take place:

Opening Hours:

Lambton Pool: 5:30AM – 7:00PM

Mayfield Pool: 6:00AM – 6:00PM

Stockton Pool: 6:00AM – 5:00PM

Wallsend Pool: 6:00AM – 6:00PM

Swim School:

No classes will be running.


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September 9, 2019

After our winter closure of Newcastle Pools over May to August, we are happy to re-open for the 2019/2020 summer season on 26th August! With Mayfield, Stockton and Wallsend re-opening on September 30th 2019.

So start looking for your towel and bathers so you’re ready to say welcome back and hello to our awesome team at Newcastle Pools. If you’re passing through, don’t regret stopping in to have a splash at this little gem of New South Wales.

To see more information and opening times for Lambton Swimming Pool click here.
To see more information and opening times for Mayfield Swimming Pool click here.
To see more information and opening times for Stockton Swimming Pool click here.
To see more information and opening times for Wallsend Swimming Pool click here.