Swansea Pool reopens after $700,000 facelift

READY FOR SUMMER: Swansea Pool will reopen on Thursday.
READY FOR SUMMER: Swansea Pool will reopen on Thursday.

SWANSEA Pool will reopen on Thursday after a $700,000 winter upgrade.

New to users of Lake Macquarie’s oldest swimming centre, which opened in 1961, will be adjustable starting blocks similar to those at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre, a replacement membrane in the 50-metre pool and a smooth sandstone hob to replace the old pebbled edging.

Lake Macquarie council’s professional lifeguards held their second annual preseason challenge, between pool and beach lifeguards, at the pool on Tuesday.

“Pools are among our most popular facilities and council has been systematically improving our swim centres, including the $2.4 million upgrade to West Wallsend in 2015, our current off-season improvements to Swansea and Speers Point and our planned $4 million upgrade of the Toronto Swim Centre,” Lake Macquarie mayor Kay Fraser said.  

Speers Point Swim Centre is due to reopen in late October after maintenance and improvement works.