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September 26, 2019

Did you know that 276 lost their lives to drowning in Australia last year?

As we head into warmer weather let’s work together to keep our children safe. Please make sure you actively supervise your children at the Centre. That means being in the water with them if they are under 5 or weak swimmers. For older children please watch them at all times and avoid distractions such as mobile phones.

Below are prevention strategies of drowning from Royal Life Saving:

  • Active supervision by parents or carers of children
  • Be aware of pre-existing medical conditions
    and physical limitations
  • Understand the possible adverse effects of
    medications
  • Follow safety rules displayed around the pool area
  • Follow directions issued by staff and lifeguards
  • Inform a lifeguard if a non-swimmer, or of any
    relevant medical conditions
  • Learn swimming and water safety skills (find out about our BlueFit Swimming program here)

You can see Royal Life Saving’s 10 Year Analysis on Drowning here for more information.


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September 26, 2019

On Saturday 26th October, Rockhampton will be organising fundraising activities to support breast cancer awareness.

On Saturday at 9:00AM, we are hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast with any donation welcomed upon entry for the event, all funds raised will go towards breast cancer research.

For more information, click here!


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September 11, 2019

There’s so much information about what you should and shouldn’t be eating when living a healthy lifestyle that it’s easy to get lost! We want to make it simpler for you, which is why we’ve found the top 5 foods that are surprisingly healthy for you.

Dark Chocolate:

If you’re eating chocolate that contains over 70% cocoa, consider it as healthy! As it’s high in antioxidants, fibre and vitamins and minerals, dark chocolate has a number of health benefits for you.

Popcorn:

Unfortunately, it’s not the same cinema popcorn that’s drowned in butter… but air-popped popcorn is high in fibre and contains multiple vitamins and minerals!

Avocado:

It’s often misunderstood that avocados are actually healthy for you. Although they are high in fat, it is ‘heart-healthy’ fat that is rich in nutrients containing up to 20 vitamins and minerals. It’s important to consume with moderation!

Potatoes:

If you minimise the toppings, potatoes on their own provide are a nutritious, inexpensive food that offers strong sources of potassium and fibre.

Coffee:

You’ll be pleased to know, a coffee a day has been linked to a longer lifespan! It is high in antioxidants that protect you against a variety of diseases and can help prevent diabetes and strokes.

So next time you want a snack that’s healthy, be sure to consider one of the above. Just remember… it’s all about BALANCE!


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September 10, 2019

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a no-fuss, imagine a hassle-free birthday party by the pool! Our birthday parties are available every Sunday and Saturday.

Our parties are separated into two parts, the first one is a fun-filled hour on the pool fun and games. The second part is the serving of food brought to your reserved table. After eating, the kids can return to the water to continue playing!

If you are interested in booking your child’s next birthday with us please book through our website or reach out to us at rockhampton@bluefit.com.au


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September 10, 2019

Due to the public holiday on Monday, October 7th the following changes will take place:

Opening Hours, Rockhampton South Side Pool:

9:00am – 5:00pm

Opening Hours, Gracemere Pool:

10:00am – 5:00pm

Opening Hours, Mount Morgan Pool:

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Swim School:

No classes will be running.

 


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September 10, 2019

With the warmer weather on its way, it’s important to remind parents how learning to swim is a life skill as drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children aged 0-4yrs old.

Choosing the right swim school for your child is as important as learning how to swim, not only does it provide great health benefits but it equips children with a skill for life! It increases children’s knowledge and skills for water safety and allows them to enjoy swimming safely.

BlueFit Swimming offers an industry-leading learn to swim program for babies through to adults. Enrol now in our program and ensure your child is swim-ready for Summer

If you have any questions about our swimming programs, be sure to click here!