Splash into Baw Baw’s Seasonal Pools this Summer

Published on 27 November 2018

With summer just around the corner, residents can prepare to splash into Baw Baw Shire Council’s seasonal outdoor swimming pools.

Seasonal pools in Drouin, Neerim South, Rawson, Thorpdale and Trafalgar will be open to the community from 1 December 2018 to 31 March 2019.

The outdoor pool at the Warragul Leisure Centre features an extended open season from 1 November 2018 to 30 April 2019 due to its temperature control functionality.

All seasonal pools are managed by the YMCA on behalf of Council and are open when the temperature is forecast to reach or exceed 25 degrees Celsius, except Rawson and Warragul which are not weather dependent. 

Open days are planned one week in advance, and revised daily, using the Warragul forecast data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology. Pools may close prior to or during thunderstorm activity or in extreme weather conditions. All pools will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Entry fees to the Drouin, Neerim South, Rawson, Thorpdale and Trafalgar seasonal pools for 2018/19 are:

  Season membership  Monthly membership  Casual entry 
Adult  $99.70  $29.40  $5.50 
Concession $79.60  $23.50  $3.30 
Family $175.10  $52.00  $14.80 

Entry pricing differs for the outdoor pool at the Warragul Leisure Centre which includes access to all pools at the facility. This entry pricing structure can be found by downloading Council’s 2018/19 Budget.

More information, including full entry pricing, locations, operating hours, and conditions of entry can be found on Council’s website at Swimming.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Mikaela Power

“Outdoor and seasonal pools are fun, family friendly and a safe way to stay cool and beat the heat this summer. Kids have a great place to splash and play, families can relax and enjoy the outdoors, all in a safely monitored environment.”

“We encourage community members to get active and enjoy the many seasonal pools on offer in Baw Baw Shire”.

Quotes attributable to YMCA Centre Manager David Brydson

“The YMCA are excited to launch into another fun filled season for the Summer pools across Baw Baw starting from 1 December. Our focus is to ensure we are offering regular and fun programming and event options for the community.”

“Don’t forget as a member of the Warragul Leisure Centre or part of our Swimming Lesson Program you get free entry to all aquatic facilities all summer long!”

“Please visit our website at www.bawbawpools.ymca.org.au for more details on our upcoming events and facility information.”