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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.

Swim classes sunk

Friday, 16th November, 2012

Learn to swim classes run by the NSW Sport and Recreation Department have been cancelled following a decision from City Council to introduce lane hire fees. Learn to swim classes run by the NSW Sport and Recreation Department have been cancelled following a decision from City Council to introduce lane hire fees.

By Ben Sheffield

Learn to swim sessions run at the Broken Hill Aquatic Centre by the NSW Sport and Recreation Department have been cancelled, following a decision by City Council not to waive recently introduced lane hire fees for the program.

Parents of about 30 children who were enrolled in the January program have been called or emailed by the Department in recent days, informing them that the program has been cancelled.

SNOOKER MASTERS TOURNAMENT

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2012

Barry Delbridge playing one of his many good shots in the Masters Championship Final against Adrian Winter. Barry was the winner 3-0. Barry Delbridge playing one of his many good shots in the Masters Championship Final against Adrian Winter. Barry was the winner 3-0.

The League recently held their Masters tournament where eight invited players play a round robin best of three frames with the top four ranked players to play off in a finals series.

The invited players consisted of: Mark Hille, Ed Hocking, Ken White, Derek Pascoe, Barry Delbridge, Leigh Scoble, Adrian Winter & Angelo Prendos.

The Masters is a tough day of snooker, Not only does a player need ability, he also needs stamina & concentration as other than a lunch break, the play is continuous for about seven hours.

Pool entry cost ‘right’

Tuesday, 7th February, 2012

Councillors have not fully considered the ramifications of a $4 entry fee to the city’s multi-million dollar Aquatic Centre, according to Councillor Tom Kennedy.

Cr Kennedy said he has decided to move a motion at this month's ordinary meeting against Council’s proposed doubling of the complex’s admission fees.

“I am not sure all councillors have considered the full ramifications of the decision to double the entry fee and the impact this will have on our community,” Cr Kennedy told the BDT.

“The aquatic centre was built and paid for by the Broken Hill community and should be accessible and affordable for all.

Hydro pool open longer

Monday, 30th January, 2012

POPULAR DEMAND: The new hydrotherapy pool at the Aquatic Centre is proving a hit. POPULAR DEMAND: The new hydrotherapy pool at the Aquatic Centre is proving a hit.

People now have greater access to the city’s hydrotherapy pool after City Council extended the opening hours at the new facility.

Council’s General Manager, Frank Zaknich, said that since the warm water exercise pool was opened to the public in early December it had proven increasingly popular.

Mr Zaknich said that there had also been a number of requests for unrestricted access to the pool.

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