Pools in Eurobodalla get 5-Star safety rating

WATER SAFE: YMCA centre manager Vicki Baker and lifeguard Sharon Cruden have worked hard over the past 12 months to ensure the Narooma pool is as safe as can be.

WATER SAFE: YMCA centre manager Vicki Baker and lifeguard Sharon Cruden have worked hard over the past 12 months to ensure the Narooma pool is as safe as can be.

EUROBODALLA Pools, managed by the YMCA (the Y) in partnership with Eurobodalla Shire Council, have become a Five Star Water Safety Partner with Royal Life Saving Society NSW.

Public aquatic facilities are audited by Royal Life Saving Society Australia every year, and a five star rating is the highest rating a pool can receive.

“All three Eurobodalla Pools scored very highly, and were awarded a five star rating. It goes against my nature to be in a position where I cannot find room for improvement. It’s uncommon for me to have three pools of such high standards,” said Ian Kennerley from Royal Life Saving Society Australia.

The Royal Life Saving Society NSW’s “5 Star Water Safety Partner” is an initiative that has been developed to identify pools that have met compulsory safety standards for unstructured aquatic activities, such as leisure swimming and YMCA Family Fun Days.

Participating swimming pools have been deemed compliant against 40 aquatic safety criteria, including supervision, first aid and facility design, demonstrating a strong commitment to water safety standards.

Centre manager Vicki Baker said the rating reaffirms the hard work and dedication of Y staff in ensuring the centres go above and beyond standards.

“Our five star rating is an important achievement and is the result of dedicated, hard-working Centre staff over the past 12 months to ensure that the centres were compliant. Patrons visiting the centres can be reassured that the Centre is meeting the highest standards with respect to safety, water quality and work health and safety”, Baker said.

Eurobodalla Pools include Narooma Swimming Centre, an indoor facility open year-round, Batemans Bay Swimming Centre and Moruya War Memorial Swimming Centre, both outdoor seasonal centres that are currently closed until September.

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