Swim Time: Newcastle Pools Reopens for the Season

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As the weather warms up, take your family to a local swim centre. Newcastle Pools which includes Lambton Swimming Pool, Mayfield Swimming Centre and Wallsend Swimming Centre have now reopened. Stockton Swimming Centre is set to reopen shortly.

As with everything else this year, Newcastle Pools are operating under COVID safe rules. This means that strict social distancing and hygiene measures are in place. The swimming centres have increased their cleaning routine to ensure the facility’s hygiene remains at a high standard. Plus, the facilities are professionally cleaned every night. Throughout the swimming centres, you will see signage and instructions on how guests and staff can maintain a COVID safe facility. Sanitise, social distance and stay home and self-isolate if you’re unwell.

Lambton Swimming Pool

Lambton Pool Aquatic Playground

Lambton Pool is open now. This popular swim centre located in Lambton Park features the aquatic playground and waterslide. With large grassed areas, barbecues and shaded seating, there’s plenty of room for social distancing. The swim centre features a 50m outdoor heated pool plus a learners and toddler’s pool. Don’t forget to visit the kiosk hot chips and ice creams. It’s part of the tradition of going to Lambton Pool. Read the Newy with Kids review of Lambton Pool.

Lambton Pool

Mayfield Swimming Centre

Located in Dangar Park, Mayfield Pool features a 50m outdoor solar heated pool plus a learners pool. Check out the shark mural created by Trevor Dickinson on the side of the building.

It’s a top spot to cool off and also includes playground equipment and grassy area for kids to play on when they get out of the pool. Stop by the kiosk for some snacks or cook some food up on the barbecues. As this pool is used for school swim carnivals, there’s a fair amount of room as well as shaded seating. If you’re after outdoor swimming lessons for your kids, Bluefit is offering swimming classes at Mayfield Pool with Term 4 bookings now open. It’s $150 for the 10-week program and you can use your $100 Active Kids Voucher and pay only $50 for a term of swimming lessons! Complete your enrolment request online by clicking the link here.  Mayfield Swimming Centre reopened for the season on Monday 28 September.

Stockton Swimming Centre

Stockton Pool

Unfortunately due to facility maintenance issues, Stockton Swimming Centre has delayed its opening. However, we’re looking forward to this pool to reopen. Located on the harbour at the end of the cycle path in Stockton, it’s a great place to swim. Also, it’s often less busy than other local pools. It features a 50m outdoor solar heated pool plus a learners pool. There’s also playground equipment and grassy area for kids to play on when they get out of the pool. If you get hungry, Stockton Pool features a kiosk or duck out to the local butcher or IGA and cook up some food on the barbecues. Stockton Swimming Centre is scheduled to reopen for the season in mid-October.

Wallsend Swimming Centre

Wallsend Pool

Located not far from Wallsend CBD, this neighbourhood pool is a gem. It features a 50m outdoor solar heated pool plus a learners and toddler’s pool. There’s also playground equipment and grassy area for kids to play on when they get out of the pool. Bring some snags to cook up as Wallsend Pool also has barbecues and shaded seating. Don’t want to bring food? Order some instead from the kiosk. Bluefit is also offering swimming classes at this centre. Bluefit is offering swimming classes at Wallsend Pool with Term 4 bookings now open. It’s $150 for the 10-week program and you can use your $100 Active Kids Voucher and pay only $50 for a term of swimming lessons! Complete your enrolment request online by clicking the link here. Wallsend Swimming Centre reopened for the season on Monday 28 September.

For more information about these pools, visit the Newcastle Pools website.

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