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Swimming carnival season
Swimming carnival season

It’s back to school and back to the pool for the area’s students as the swimming carnival season gets underway this week.

Pool managers are getting ready for the season that starts on Thursday with 13 events set down for the coming weeks.

On back-to-school Monday Byron Bay pool manager Greg ‘Baz’ Daniels was enjoying a quiet moment after a very busy and hot summer.

‘There are only six people in the pool at the moment. Last week at this time there were well over 40,’ he said.

But the relative quiet is short lived as the majority of local schools have got swimming carnivals planned over February.

There will be district and zone competitions as well.

Craig Davidson from the Mullumbimby Petria Thomas Pool is also looking forward to hosting the local schools in their respective swim carnivals.

‘To all the swimmers, best of luck as they swim to achieve personal bests, age champions or just completing the 50-metre event,’ he said.

Byron High School also has a swimming intensive planned at the Byron pool that will keep children swimming there well into March.

The pools will be closed to the public on carnival days from 9am till 3pm.


Thursday Feb 2: Byron Bay Public School (Byron Bay Pool) and Mullumbimby Primary School (Mullumbimby Pool).

Friday Feb 3: Bangalow Primary School (Mullumbimby Pool).

Monday Feb 5: Ocean Shores Primary (Mullumbimby Pool).

Tuesday Feb 7: Brunswick Valley Small Schools (Mullumbimby Pool).

Wednesday Feb 8: Byron Bay High School (Byron Bay Pool) and Mullumbimby High School (Mullumbimby Pool).

Thursday Feb 9th: Brunswick Primary School (Mullumbimby Pool).

Tuesday 14th: Shearwater Steiner School (Mullumbimby Pool).

Wednesday 15th: District primary schools (Byron Bay Pool)

Brunswick Valley PSSA District (Mullumbimby Pool).

Thursday 16th: Cape Byron Steiner (Mullumbimby Pool).

Monday 20th: Zone carnival (Mullumbimby Pool).

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