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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.


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December 7, 2018

Want access to the pool 7 days a week?

Bookings for our 2019 swim school program have now opened!

As part of the many benefits fo the BlueFit Swimming program, students enrolled in the program get free access to the pool 7 days a week, with a full paying adult.

We’ve made improvements to our program to ensure that students learn in a structured and fun environment! Get in early and secure your place in the program.

For more information about our swimming program email newcastle@bluefitswimming.com.au or call 1300 252 583


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December 7, 2018

On Friday the 14th of December our Lambton facility will be joining forces with Central Newcastle Swimming Club to run a Learn to Swim Carnival.

The event will start at 5:30pm and races will commence at 6pm until around 8pm.

Bring your little swimming legend along for some diving, splashing, dolphin races and so much more! Whether your child is a swimming fanatic or a reluctant swim lesson attendee they will improve their skills, build their confidence, make new friends and above all have FUN!
Optus Junior Dolphins is all about learning through play and for ages ranging from 5 – 11 and all skill levels.

What can you expect?
A series of drills, games and adventures to improve your child’s swimming, build their confidence and make new friends!

What is Optus Junior Dolphins all about?
Optus Junior Dolphins is for kids with basic swimming skills that want to improve in a fun and non-competitive environment. It focuses on fun, so your child will learn new skills and practice old ones through games, swimming and personal development activities. It suits kids who are nearing the end of their learn to swim journey so your child can continue to learn at a pace that’s right for them.

And, it’s all delivered in a safe, social and non-competitive environment that they’ll love being part of!

To register your interest or if you have any questions about the upcoming program, get in contact with Georgia via email (Georgia.limn@bluefit.com.au)


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December 4, 2018

Want to build your child’s confidence in the water? Kickstart their swimming progress in 2019 with our Holiday Intensives and Stroke clinics.

Swimming is an important life skills and we urge all parents to ensure their children a swim safe this Summer. Our Holiday Intensives have been designed to significantly improve your child’s swim skills over a short period, with students taking part in lessons every day over a period of 5 days.

It is this successive repetition that makes it the ideal program to boost your child’s skills and water confidence.

Week 1: Monday 7th – Friday 11th January
Week 1: Monday 14th – Friday 18th January
Week 2: Monday 21st – Friday 25th January

To book your spot, please email newcastle@bluefitswimming.com.au


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November 12, 2018

Lambton Pool

AQUATIC
Monday 24th December  5.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 25th December  CLOSED
Wednesday 26th December 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday 27th December 5.30am – 8.00pm
Friday 28th December 5.30am – 8.00pm
Saturday 29th December 5.30am – 8.00pm
Sunday 30th December 5.30am – 8.00pm
Monday 31st December 5.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 1st January 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 2nd January 5.30am – 8.00pm

Mayfield Pool

AQUATIC
Monday 24th December  6am – 4.00pm
Tuesday 25th December  CLOSED
Wednesday 26th December 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday 27th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Friday 28th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday 29th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 30th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Monday 31st December 6.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday 1st January 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 2nd January 6.00am – 7.00pm

Stockton Pool

AQUATIC
Monday 24th December  6am – 4.00pm
Tuesday 25th December  CLOSED
Wednesday 26th December 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday 27th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Friday 28th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday 29th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 30th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Monday 31st December 6.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday 1st January 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 2nd January 6.00am – 7.00pm

Wallsend Pool

AQUATIC
Monday 24th December  6am – 4.00pm
Tuesday 25th December  CLOSED
Wednesday 26th December 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday 27th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Friday 28th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday 29th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 30th December 6.00am – 7.00pm
Monday 31st December 6.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday 1st January 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 2nd January 6.00am – 7.00pm

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October 14, 2018

We are hosting our very own Pink Ribbon Breakfast here at Lambton Pool!

Throughout October we have a number of events to help raise awareness and much needed money for research. Join in or just donate and help up make a difference!

DONATE NOW!

Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Come along on Friday Oct 19@10am to join in for some breakfast nibbles! We also ask participants to dress in pink 💓💓

Donate today and help raise funds for a worthy cause.

Pink Themed Group FItness Classes
We are embracing the PINK with our PINK themed group fitness clases on Tuesday 16th October. Bring a gold coin and donate to a good cause!