Last Sunday Premier Berejiklian confirmed that public outdoor swimming pools will be allowed to reopen – to fully vaccinated people – from Monday the 27 September 2021.
Check out the pool website for details on how to get access to the pool
The good people at Belgravia Leisure are already planning for the 27th and will need to adopt and implement a strict NSW Health approved COVID-safe plan for the benefit of swimmers and the community at large. Please be mindful of others and follow the rules put in place and directions of the staff.
Keep an eye on the pool’s website for details about the rules and how to book – they should be available soon:
Last week Premier Gladys Berejiklian flagged that outdoor swimming pools may reopen once the adult population reached the 70% double vaccination coverage level. The latest estimates prepared by the ABC suggest that we will hit the 70% mark on Sunday the 10th of October – giving us a possible pool opening date of Monday the 11th of October 2021.
Although the pool may open for personal exercise at this time, we may need to wait a bit longer until community sport, such as Swim Club racing and organised squad training are allowed.
Swimming NSW presents a ZOOM session with Cate Campbell
The Sprint Queen could be live in your lounge room this September!
Four-time Olympian and Tokyo 2020 flagbearer, Cate Campbell, is back in Australia and keen to chat with our NSW swimmers who’ve endured weeks of lockdown and time out of the pool. Join Cate in this exciting Zoom session where you’ll meet Cate, go through a dryland workout together, and finish up with an opportunity to ask Cate your burning questions!
There are two sessions, one for the youngsters and one for teens:
NSW Roadmap to freedom unveiled for the fully vaccinated
Happily, the NSW Government on Thursday announced that public swimming pools will be able to reopen to fully vaccinated folks the Monday after the state reaches 70% vaccination coverage for people over 16. The expectation is that this will occur in mid-October.
The Premier has made it abundantly clear that the new privileges will only be available to those who are fully vaccinated:
“I cannot stress enough how important it is for people to get vaccinated – if you have not had both doses of the vaccine by the time we hit the 70 per cent milestone, you will not be able to take advantage of these freedoms,”
After a multi-million dollar make-over and a tweak to public health orders Dawn Fraser Pool is now open for swimming.
Advance bookings are essential and are available for one hour periods.
Bookings can be made up to 3 days in advance. You might need to stay up late to get a swim as new booking blocks open at midnight.
The two booking options are the 50m pool for lap swimming or the beach area for splashing around.
The one hour timeslot includes entry and exit so arrive on time as booking cannot be extended.
Swimming is not limited to those living in the Inner West Council area and is open to those living on the right side of the Iron Cove Bridge – as long as you live within 5km of the venue (or comply with any adjusted health orders if / when they change).
Click here to book and kick start your training for our summer season:
Stuck on the couch but itching to get back in the water (but not the cool water at Dawn Fraser Baths) get your swimming fix with this new Australian movie – Streamline.
Streamline is showing now in cinemas- if you can get over the border into a state or territory with open cinemas. Alternately, Streamline is available on the Stan streaming service from 16 September 2021.