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March 19, 2019

We are so proud of the challengers, the end is near! Can you feel it? We look forward to seeing the winner and more importantly all of the individual results!

But remember! Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength (A. Schwarzenegger).

To find out more of the challenge and how to join the next one click here!

 

 


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March 19, 2019

We are closed on Good Friday, the 19th of April but we are open on Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and Monday 22 Easter Day public holidays, however, we will have amended trading hours on these days.

Opening Hours:
See below for each location

Swim School:
No learn to swim classes

SOUTHSIDE POOL (2nd World War Memorial Aquatic Centre)
Opening Hours Saturday 20th April:
9am – 5pm
Opening Hours Sunday 21st April:
9am – 5pm
Opening Hours Monday 22nd April:
9am – 5pm

GRACEMERE POOL
CLOSED FOR WINTER

MT MORGAN
CLOSED FOR WINTER


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March 19, 2019

We are closed on Anzac Day, the 25th April. Regular trading hours apply on over Tuesday 23rd April, Wednesday 24th April and Friday 26th April.

Swim School:
No learn to swim classes

SOUTHSIDE POOL (2nd World War Memorial Aquatic Centre)
Anzac Day: CLOSED

GRACEMERE POOL:
CLOSED FOR WINTER

MT MORGAN:
CLOSED FOR WINTER


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March 19, 2019

As we farewell the summer season, we also farewell both our Gracemere Pool and Mount Morgan pools.

They will be temporarily closed for the winter break so make sure you jump in for your last dip before March 29th and we look forward to seeing you again on September 1st when we reopen.

If you’re still wanting to keep your swimming routine up, South Rockhampton pool will be remaining open, you can more information regarding that facility here 


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March 19, 2019

This year’s Earth Day will be on the 22nd of April and the theme is ‘Protect Our Species’.

Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings at times upset the balance of nature, and as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since the dinosaurs.

We can interpret looking after our Earth’s health by nurturing our own. Creating positive and clean environments for ourselves better our health. Whether it’s walking instead of driving, or drinking from a reusable drink bottle or buying and cooking organically grown food with minimal packaging.

Together, they all make a difference in your health as well as Earth’s!


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March 19, 2019

Did you know the youngest age a child can start swimming lessons is 4 months old?

Our Infants Program begins at 4 months through to 3 years, with a focus on water confidence and safety skills. Through fun and play, we nurture a lifetime of love for the water.

With a parent in the water and the knowledge of our instructors, our Aquatot level will encourage and educate both the child & parent on the basics of water safety. We aim to teach the child a love & respect for the water activities and games!

You can inquire about our infant classes with the link here!


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February 25, 2019

BlueFit Swimming are proud to have make up lessons available for our learn to swim students. Through the parent portal you can mark an absence and book your make up lessons.

Parents now have access to the parent portal which allows you to manage your class bookings including:

  • Mark yourself absent and book make ups
  • Access swim school resources
  • Update Payment Details
  • Check class progress
  • Pay Outstanding Fees
  • Book additional Lessons

To access the portal head to www.bluefitswimming.com.au/myportal

Don’t forget learn to swim students also have access to the aquatic centre free 7 days a week!

For more information about our learn to swim program contact rockhampton@bluefitswimming.com.au


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February 25, 2019

The wait for the fitness and lifestyle revolution is over. Find high quality equipment, the latest scientific techniques and friendly staff at your local F45 gym in Rockhampton.

Feel motivated in a group atmosphere, combining resistance and cardio principles for a well-rounded and challenging workout.

JOIN OUR F45 GYM TODAY

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February 25, 2019

Carbohydrates are the major and primary fuel source for muscles and the brain. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose which is the form that is used for energy by the body.

Carbohydrate foods include starchy foods like bread, rice, pasta, noodles, potato, corn, legumes, biscuits and cereals and all sugars including natural sugars found in fruit, milk and yoghurt.

Carbohydrates are stored in the muscles and liver and must be constantly replaced. Spreading small amounts of carbohydrates are a helpful way to provide the body with adequate stores without consuming excessive amounts. This can be achieved by consuming three small meals.

Healthy snacks may be beneficial to prevent excessive hunger between meals. By eating this way you will get smaller rises in your blood sugar levels over a longer period of time so that you are using the maximum amount though out the day, limiting excess building up and becoming stored in the body.

Do not skip meals is not ideal as it often results in food cravings and binge eating.


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February 25, 2019
You’ve signed up for swimming, gotten the kids ready, packed the car, brought a change of clothes and even packed their favourite treats only to arrive at the pool with a screaming inconsolable child that is too scared to swim. Many of us have been there, it can be tough. Here are some helpful tips to get your child to love the water!
Understanding where the fear comes from
In young children, fear is often related to developmental advances that give kids a new (but not always realistic) awareness of potential dangers. As they pass different developmental milestones they develop fears based on their perception of danger, reality and imagination.
Couple this with a bad experience can lead to a prolonged period of fear. A slip in the tub that momentarily dunked his face in the water or a loud motorboat that startled him at the beach can spook a child for months afterward.
Tips for Overcoming the fear?
  • Always take your child’s fear seriously but don’t overreact or overdramatise it.
  • Praise and encourage your child when he tries to overcome fear. Express confidence he will eventually succeed.
  • Find ways to break the feared experience into small, manageable steps eg. practice “swimming” in the bath, dip feet and toys into the toddler pool until they are comfortable.
  • Give your child frequent reassurance she is safe. One technique to try is for you to go into the water and have your child throw a toy at you. You then bring the toy to the pool edge and continue this activity to reassure them that its safe and you will guide them back to the pool edge.
  • Find storybooks that discuss the fear to read with your child. EG. Peppa and George Go Swimming,
  • Familiarise your child with the pool before starting lessons and keep pool sessions short. Start with 5-10 minutes if your child really isn’t comfortable and slowly increase them over time.
  • Get the right equipment- Whether its Batman swimmers, Peppa Pig goggles, bath toys or floaties. Make sure you are equipped to give them the best possible experience. Just remember that floaties can provide a false sense of security to and are in no way a good substitute for actually being able to swim —  so keep your little one at arm’s length whether she’s wearing a flotation aid or not.
  • If getting their face wet is the issue, dip a cloth or sponge in the pool and dab one another’s face so they can get used to the wetness. Have them bring a handful of water up to her mouth and blow bubbles. Blow a rubber duck across the surface, slowly working on getting the face closer to the water.
  • Be patient. Respect that your child is genuinely fearful and don’t force them to go any faster than they are able. Try each of these activities as many times as necessary until your child become comfortable
  • Do not wait until your child gets older to teach them to swim. Fear does not necessarily diminish with age. Safe and positive exposure to the water will help diminish the fear
  • Make it fun!
  • Stay positive, be patient and don’t give up. While it can be disheartening to feel like the only parent with a screaming child, most of us have been there. Keep taking small steps towards the goal of swimming!