Kardinia pool set to reopen on Friday

Kardinia Pool is set to reopen on Friday. (City of Greater Geelong)

Kardinia Aquatic Centre is set to reopen on Friday after Geelong moved to the second step of Victoria’s reopening roadmap on Monday.

Council recently announced it would reopen the 50-metre outdoor swimming pool in South Geelong as restrictions eased.

Visitors must book in advance, and can either pay a casual entry fee or purchase a multi-visit card.

Swimmers will be able to use the pool for a maximum of 45 minutes per visit to allow time for changing and cleaning before the next session of swimmers.

All council swimming memberships will remain on hold during this period and members will not be charged for them.

Council opened Kardinia Aquatic Centre on June 5 as COVID-19 restrictions temporarily eased.

But regional Victoria’s return to full stage three restrictions amid the state’s second waved forced the pool’s closure in early August.

Kardinia Aquatic Centre is typically open from October to April.

But reopening the pool in June proved popular with the centre attracting the highest level of occupancy of all council’s pools from June through to August, according to City Hall.

“Opening Kardinia Aquatic Centre earlier than normal was a huge success during winter, and we’re glad that we have the chance to allow dedicated swimmers to again use the venue,” Geelong mayor Stephanie Asher said.

“Keeping active is vital for not only your physical health but also your mental wellbeing, so the easing of restrictions in this area is welcome.”

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