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Squad swimmers in the Tweed can book training sessions at TRAC Kingscliff from today, with squad starting the following Monday, 29 June. Photo supplied.

One might argue that swimming is the most Australian sport and losing access to pools during the pandemic has been a blow to competitors, exercisers and social swimmers alike.

The good news is that four swimming centres on the Far North Coast are ready for patrons to come and enjoy some watery fun.

Squad swimmers in the Tweed can now book training sessions at TRAC Kingscliff, with squad starting the next Monday, June 29.

These sessions add to the squad training sessions already available at the Murwillumbah centre.

At the Kingscliff 25-metre pool, three swimmers will be allowed per lane for all squad sessions, up to a maximum of 10 per squad.

Swimmers must book their place for Kingscliff and Murwillumbah by calling 02 6670 2750. Bookings can be made one week in advance and there is no limit on how many sessions a swimmer can book. Bookings open at 9am on Monday 22 June for both pools.

TRAC Murwillumbah and South Tweed

TRAC Murwillumbah indoor pools reopen to the public on Monday 29 June. Online bookings are required and can be made from Friday 26 June. The hydrotherapy pool, 25-metre pool and learn-to-swim program pool will be available for bookings with restrictions.

The following Monday, 6 July, TRAC South Tweed Heads is back in business for lap swimmers for a short time until further maintenance and renovations can be scheduled. Two swimmers will be allowed per lane. Online bookings are required and can be made from Friday 3 July.

On Monday 6 July aqua exercise classes also begin at all three pools. A maximum of 15 people will be allowed per class and social distancing will be maintained in all pools.

Then on Monday 20 July, learn-to-swim classes will resume at both the Murwillumbah and Kingscliff pools.

Swimmers and aqua program participants are asked to come dressed for the pools as change rooms will not be open.

Change rooms are limited for the hydrotherapy pool at Murwillumbah and are only open for users and carers when needed.  Bookings for this pool are limited to one person per lane. One carer or one allied health professional can attend if support is required.  The carer or allied health professional must give their details to staff at reception.

GSAC reopens at Goonellabah

GSAC open for socially distanced swimmer. Photo Tree Faerie.

The Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre (GSAC) have announced the re-opening of the centre with the gym already open and the pool opening today.

GSAC is working at re-opening all sections of the facility following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Upgrades include the installation of new hand-sanitisation stations, sneeze screens at all customer service desks, designated entry and exit doors, extra cleaning of the facility, and ensuring social distancing measures of 1.5m are in place at all times.

They have also rearranged the gym equipment to ensure adequate distancing and the Group Fitness classes have moved to other spaces throughout the facility. Group Fitness class numbers have been opened to 20 participants.

The pool opened at 6am today and aqua classes will also recommence.

Public swimming is available with no bookings required however social distancing is requested of all patrons.

Strict hygiene measures have been put in place and every second shower has been closed off.

For more information about TRAC Kingscliff, visit www.trac.tweed.nsw.gov.au and for more information about GSAC, visit: www.gsac.net.au.

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