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YMCA pool takeover a success

Friday, 7th December, 2012

Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre Manager, Shane Simmons (pictured), says that the YMCA’s takeover of the Aquatic Centre has so far been a success. Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre Manager, Shane Simmons (pictured), says that the YMCA’s takeover of the Aquatic Centre has so far been a success.

By Ben Sheffield

The YMCA says that its takeover of the Broken Hill Regional Aquatic centre management has been a success.

The organisation, which is the largest provider of swimming lessons in the country, took over the pool management on December 1.

Broken Hill City Council had previously run the facility, but outsourced the Aquatic Centre management as a cost saving measure.

Big plans for pool

Thursday, 22nd November, 2012

The YMCA has announced a range of new programs when they take control of the Aquatic Centre on December 1. The YMCA has announced a range of new programs when they take control of the Aquatic Centre on December 1.

By Ben Sheffield

The YMCA has unveiled a range of programs and activities, including learn to swim, aqua fitness classes and 'dive in' movie nights that it will introduce when the Aquatic Centre comes under YMCA management on December 1.

The announcement of the new learn to swim classes comes after the recent cancellation of learn to swim sessions run by the NSW Sport and Recreation Department, following a decision by City Council not to waive recently introduced lane hire fees.

Locals flock to Aquatic Centre

Monday, 8th October, 2012

Emma (8) and Nicholas Fisk (5) at the pool on Friday. Emma (8) and Nicholas Fisk (5) at the pool on Friday.

By Emily Roberts

The new pool is expected to receive more than 90,000 visitors in the next 12 months, which would be the highest patronage in three years.

Recently the Regional Aquatic Centre had a problem with staff shortages but that had not stopped the patrons, according to Council's Group Manager of Infrastructure, Paul DeLisio.

"Due to staff shortages there have been closures today (Friday afternoon) and Saturday afternoon," Mr DeLisio said.

Gardeners make pool bloomin' magnificent

Friday, 5th October, 2012

About 300 flowering plants have been planted around the new aquatic centre, making for an impressive display of colour. About 300 flowering plants have been planted around the new aquatic centre, making for an impressive display of colour.

By Darrin Manuel

Council's Parks and Gardens team have added a vibrant splash of colour to the city's new aquatic centre with recent landscaping work.

They have planted hundreds of Convulvulus, Mesembryanthemum and several varieties of Gazanias in the garden beds around the centre, all of which are now in full bloom with the warm weather.

Final gift to city

Monday, 10th September, 2012

Chairman of the BH Skills Centre, Fran McKinnon, with former Skills Centre Manager, Pam Clarke, at the official opening of the new showers. BELOW: The former BH Skills Share group. Chairman of the BH Skills Centre, Fran McKinnon, with former Skills Centre Manager, Pam Clarke, at the official opening of the new showers. BELOW: The former BH Skills Share group.

By Erica Visser

It may have been City Council General Manager Frank Zaknich's first ever shower opening but the GM did it in style, unveiling the Regional Aquatic Centre's new $30,000 asset.

The water-efficient showers were installed at the hydrotherapy pool at the Aquatic Centre after Skill Share donated $30,000.

Skill Share, or the BH Skills Centre, has made a number of substantial donations after being forced to shut its doors.

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