Increased Aquatic and Leisure Services Trial at Rawson

Published on 24 November 2017

A trial for early morning swims is being introduced at the Rawson swimming pool for the duration of the seasonal opening period.

From 1 December, the Rawson pool will open from 6.00am to 7.00am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, until the end of the seasonal opening period on 31 March 2018.

The trial for the extra morning hour is in addition to the pool's regular hours of operation.

Prior to this trial, there have been no morning swim hours available to the community at this facility.

The trial also includes operation of the Rawson gym facility, which will be in an unsupervised capacity strictly for persons aged 18 years or over.

Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Joe Gauci thanked the community for their feedback received recently through the ‘Have Your Say’ process for the Rawson gym.

“It’s great to be able to work with our residents to find out what they want and then put it into action. Feedback received showed strong support for longer opening hours at both facilities and we are pleased to be able to deliver this trial”, said the Mayor.

“Aquatic and leisure services are very important to the health, wellbeing and social fabric of our community and we are excited to see more of these extended services coming to Rawson.”

"Many people in the Rawson and Erica area work long distances from home so gaining access to the pool in the afternoon was always a challenge. The introduction of morning swims and easier gym access will mean locals can incorporate a fitness regime into their busy daily lives which will benefit themselves and the community." added Cr Michael Leaney.

The operational hours of the Rawson Swimming Pool gym will be:

Day Open Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6.00am - 7.00am
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Friday 4.00pm - 7.00pm
Saturday 1.00pm - 7.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
School and Public Holidays 1.00pm - 7.00pm

A set fee structure for the gym facility will apply throughout the summer seasonal trial. 

For full gym access conditions and pricing information please contact Council’s Recreation Team on 5624 2411.

Following the summer seasonal trial, Council will collate performance and participation data for both the pool and gym facility to consider future options.

Baw Baw Shire Councillor Michael Leaney and Mayor Joe Gauci at Rawson Pool

Image: Baw Baw Shire Councillor Michael Leaney and Mayor Joe Gauci at Rawson Pool.