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April 4, 2019

Naomi Findlay had a fantastic turn out at the Swim For Schools fundraiser at Lambton Swimming Pool last week with a HUGE final figure raised of $10,963.50

The event had over 100 people in attendance watching 4 teams compete for the $300 prize money. We had 2 teams tie for first place, “Newy Paint Crew” and “Freestylist” which both teams kindly donated back to the foundation.

Thank you and congratulations to all who contributed!

 

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March 25, 2019

Each summer BlueFit employ a range of working-holiday makers for a 6-month period as swim teachers for schools in term 4 and then lifeguards during December and January.

To gain a second-year visa, many of these staff look towards winter regional work to earn a second summer of work.

At BlueFit we’re lucky enough to have sites in regional areas. If you have a farming business or have friends or family that do, we have roughly 20 staff on the hunt for 88 days of farming work. If there’s a pool on the farm, I’m sure they will throw in swim lessons for the kids as a bonus.

For further information please email here stewart@bluefit.com.au


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March 19, 2019

This year’s Earth Day will be on the 22nd of April and the theme is ‘Protect Our Species’.

Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings at times upset the balance of nature, and as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since the dinosaurs.

We can interpret looking after our Earth’s health by nurturing our own. Creating positive and clean environments for ourselves better our health. Whether it’s walking to work one day this week, or drinking from a reusable drink bottle or go 7 days without using a takeaway coffee cup.

Together, they all make a difference in your health as well as Earth’s!


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March 19, 2019

We are proud to announce that we are hosting, with BlueFit Swimming as a major sponsor, Naomi Findlay’s Swim For School Fundraiser at Lambton Swimming Pool.

They are committed to building 3 United World Schools in Cambodia over the next 3 years! You can choose to register as a team to raise money or donate to one of the swim teams already registered.

As a team of 6 to 10 people, you will complete 22 km swimming within a 50m pool. Individuals can register and will be allocated a team and, there will be a $1200 entry donation required by each team, or $150 entry donation for an individual. There are prizes allocated for the team that finishes first, raises the most money, and finishes last.

They are encouraging all team members to wear your best fancy dress and bring along your cheer squad!

Don’t want to swim? You can choose a sponsor one of our teams so far:
– Regent Street Physiotherapy
– Lucky B***h by Denise Duffield-Thomas
– NPC Quality Painters
– Life Matters Psychologists

You can find out more information here or keep up to date with the event over here!


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March 7, 2019

Water Polo NSW is excited to announce the return of The Junior Country Clubs Tournament from Saturday, March 9th – Monday, March 11th at Lambton Pool, Newcastle.  We are super excited to host this event as it’s a great opportunity for players to showcase skills and teamwork they have developed through the 2018/19 season.  We encourage the wider community to come down to Lambton Pool over the weekend to get involved in supporting these teams and their accomplishments!

Due to the competition, there will be limited access to some of our aquatic facilities between the times below:

Saturday 9th March:
Dive pool and the deep end of the 50m pool will be closed to the public from 9am- 7pm.
Sunday 10th March:
Dive pool and the deep end of the 50m pool will be closed to the public from 8am-7pm.
Monday 11th March:
Dive pool and the deep end of the 50m pool will be closed to the public from 8am-3.30pm.

For more information on the event click here


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February 25, 2019

Live life on the wild side and try our giant slide!

We guarantee its fun for the whole family!

See you at the pool!
Slide Opening Hours:
Mon – Sun: 10am – 3pm (weather pending)
Conditions of use:
  • Each ride requires a ticket
  • Slide requires 2 riders at all times
  • Smallest person to ride on the front of the tube
  • You must ride with an adult if you are less than 110cm tall
  • Please keep elbows, knees & feet inside the tube
  • No stopping or standing on the slide
  • After tube stops in the run out chute, exit to the left immediately
  • No harassment of other persons in the waterslide area
  • Only ride this waterslide if your health is sound
  • Follow instructions of slide attendant
  • Failure to comply with conditions of use could result in being asked to leave the centre.

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February 25, 2019

Carbohydrates are the major and primary fuel source for muscles and the brain. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose which is the form that is used for energy by the body.

Carbohydrate foods include starchy foods like bread, rice, pasta, noodles, potato, corn, legumes, biscuits and cereals and all sugars including natural sugars found in fruit, milk and yoghurt.

Carbohydrates are stored in the muscles and liver and must be constantly replaced. Spreading small amounts of carbohydrates are a helpful way to provide the body with adequate stores without consuming excessive amounts. This can be achieved by consuming three small meals.

Healthy snacks may be beneficial to prevent excessive hunger between meals. By eating this way you will get smaller rises in your blood sugar levels over a longer period of time so that you are using the maximum amount though out the day, limiting excess building up and becoming stored in the body.

Do not skip meals is not ideal as it often results in food cravings and binge eating.


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February 25, 2019
You’ve signed up for swimming, gotten the kids ready, packed the car, brought a change of clothes and even packed their favourite treats only to arrive at the pool with a screaming inconsolable child that is too scared to swim. Many of us have been there, it can be tough. Here are some helpful tips to get your child to love the water!
Understanding where the fear comes from
In young children, fear is often related to developmental advances that give kids a new (but not always realistic) awareness of potential dangers. As they pass different developmental milestones they develop fears based on their perception of danger, reality and imagination.
Couple this with a bad experience can lead to a prolonged period of fear. A slip in the tub that momentarily dunked his face in the water or a loud motorboat that startled him at the beach can spook a child for months afterward.
Tips for Overcoming the fear?
  • Always take your child’s fear seriously but don’t overreact or overdramatise it.
  • Praise and encourage your child when he tries to overcome fear. Express confidence he will eventually succeed.
  • Find ways to break the feared experience into small, manageable steps eg. practice “swimming” in the bath, dip feet and toys into the toddler pool until they are comfortable.
  • Give your child frequent reassurance she is safe. One technique to try is for you to go into the water and have your child throw a toy at you. You then bring the toy to the pool edge and continue this activity to reassure them that its safe and you will guide them back to the pool edge.
  • Find storybooks that discuss the fear to read with your child. EG. Peppa and George Go Swimming,
  • Familiarise your child with the pool before starting lessons and keep pool sessions short. Start with 5-10 minutes if your child really isn’t comfortable and slowly increase them over time.
  • Get the right equipment- Whether its Batman swimmers, Peppa Pig goggles, bath toys or floaties. Make sure you are equipped to give them the best possible experience. Just remember that floaties can provide a false sense of security to and are in no way a good substitute for actually being able to swim —  so keep your little one at arm’s length whether she’s wearing a flotation aid or not.
  • If getting their face wet is the issue, dip a cloth or sponge in the pool and dab one another’s face so they can get used to the wetness. Have them bring a handful of water up to her mouth and blow bubbles. Blow a rubber duck across the surface, slowly working on getting the face closer to the water.
  • Be patient. Respect that your child is genuinely fearful and don’t force them to go any faster than they are able. Try each of these activities as many times as necessary until your child become comfortable
  • Do not wait until your child gets older to teach them to swim. Fear does not necessarily diminish with age. Safe and positive exposure to the water will help diminish the fear
  • Make it fun!
  • Stay positive, be patient and don’t give up. While it can be disheartening to feel like the only parent with a screaming child, most of us have been there. Keep taking small steps towards the goal of swimming!

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January 17, 2019

We are open on the Monday Australia Day Public Holiday (28th January) however we will have amended trading hours on this day. Regular trading hours apply on Australia Day itself which is Saturday 26th January.

LAMBTON POOLS

Opening Hours Monday 28th January

9am – 5pm

MAYFIELD
Opening Hours Monday 28th January

9am – 5pm

STOCKTON

Opening Hours Monday 28th January

9am – 5pm

WALLSEND

Opening Hours Monday 28th January

9am – 5pm

 


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January 12, 2019

BlueFit is a registered provider with the NSW Governments Active Kids program. As part of this program you can now claim your $100 Active Kids vouchers towards any of the programs listed below. Once you complete this form you will receive confirmation within 14 days that your vouchers has been validated and a credit has been applied to your account.