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FRIDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2021
KENDALL, LAURIETON & WAUCHOPE REOPEN

The weather is warming up and Kendall, Laurieton and Wauchope pools are re-opening! The pools are scheduled to commence operations from tomorrow, Saturday, 18th September.

Current Opening Hours For The 3 Sites:
Monday – Friday: 6am – 6pm
Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

We can’t wait to see you in the sun soon!

FRIDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2021
WE ARE RE-OPENING!

The time is here and we’re counting down the hours!

Port Macquarie Olympic Pool will resume operations from 9am tomorrow (Saturday) 11th September 2021 as per normal operating hours.

We are incredibly thankful for the community response to the lockdown over the past few weeks that has allowed us to get to this place. Our team are excited to welcome back our valued customers and families.

Services Available:

  • Casual lap swimming
  • Learn to swim lessons
  • Aqua Aerobics


The Aquatics

Lap swimming will resume with capacity restrictions. We recommend you check our lane availability online before visiting the centre to avoid disappointment. Capacities for our Aqua Aerobics are reduced to 20 people per class.

Learn To Swim
All learn to swim classes at Port Macquarie Pool will resume as normal tomorrow. A direct debit for the upcoming fortnight’s classes would normally be processed today, however given the short notice, and to ensure exisiting credits for missed lessons over lockdown are applied properly, we are delaying the direct debit until Monday, 13th September.

Other important changes

  • All customers over the age of 13 will be required to wear a mask while indoors at our facilities.
  • Masks are not required when participating in strenuous exercise or swimming.
  • Capacities for our Aqua Aerobics are reduced to 20 people group. Classes with more than 20 will be seperated into groups of no more than 20.
  • All customers are required to follow the direction of our staff.
  • Social distancing and hygiene measures must be adhered to when visiting the Centre.
  • Check in is required upon entry or visit to the centre. The QR code can be found on the entry doors and reception.
  • There is also a manual registration system available at reception if you don’t have your phone.
  • We ask you to stay home if you have any COVID-19-like symptoms and follow the State Government health advice.

Thank you for your patience and support during this lockdown. We cannot wait to have you back at the Port Macquarie-Hastings Pools and supporting your local leisure centre in the future.

Should you have any questions relating to the closure, please email us at portmacquarie@bluefit.com.au

The team at Port Macquarie-Hastings Pool

THURSDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2021
WE ARE RE-OPENING!

As per today’s announcement, we will open and resume our aquatic services with some restrictions from Saturday 11th September 2021!

Please keep your eyes on your emails and website for more details to come soon.

We can’t wait to see you in the pool!

THURSDAY 26TH AUGUST 2021
Lockdown Extended

As per today’s announcement, we will remain closed due to the NSW Government stay at home orders being extended.

We anticipate reopening on September 11th. We really miss you and can’t wait until we can be reunited again. Until then, stay home and stay safe.

Hope you’re ok, see you soon!

THURSDAY 19TH AUGUST 2021

As per this week’s announcement, we will remain closed due to the NSW Government lockdown with a view to re-open on Saturday, 28th August.

We miss you, and we can’t wait to invite you back into the Centre, but we know these restrictions are in place to keep our community safe.

Here is a friendly reminder that for customers with lessons scheduled during the closure, we’ve paused or placed a credit on your account for the following week. No action is required on your behalf. Your lesson, day and time in the program will remain secure for the reopening of the facility.

All memberships have automatically been suspended for the lockdown period. Once again, no further action is required.

Don’t forget that during the closure, you can still enjoy your favourite group fitness class and access plenty of fun activities for the kids to do via our online platform BFit@Home. Click here to access our virtual health & fitness site.

As always we are closely monitoring this situation and will provide further updates as required. In the meantime, should you have any questions relating to the closure, please email us at portmacquarie@bluefit.com.au

Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

SATURDAY14TH AUGUST 2021

Dear Members & Guests,

In line with the directions issued by the State Government, we will be closed from 5pm Saturday, 14th August 2021 with a view to re-open in 7 days.

During the closure, we will be unable to operate our learn to swim program. For those customers with lessons scheduled on these days, we’ve placed a credit on your account for the following week. No action is required on your behalf. Your lesson, day and time in the program will remain secure for the reopening of the facility.

During the closure, you can still enjoy your favourite group fitness class and access plenty of fun activities for the kids to do via our online platform BFit@Home. Click here to access our virtual health & fitness site.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide further updates as required. In the meantime, should you have any questions relating to the closure, please email us at portmacquarie@bluefit.com.au 

Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

FRIDAY29TH JANAURY 2021
Following the announcement by the NSW Government, masks are no longer compulsory for our reception staff from Saturday, 30th January 2021.
Monday 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020
BlueFit Swimming Returns to Wauchope in October with Kendall & Laurieton returning in November
Wauchope:

We are excited to now announce the Wauchope Swimming Pool will open September 26th, 2020 and Learn to Swim lessons will recommence on Monday 12th October.

As a critical part of our re-commencement, we have implemented measures to ensure the safety and health of both our students and instructors are at the forefront of your return. Minor changes may have been made to the lesson programming, as we continue to deliver safe and high-quality lessons. 

For existing families with a booking when we closed in March, we have held your same spot without charge for the break. All lessons will now re-commence Monday 12th October, with the first debit on Friday 9th October for the 2 week period following.

If you are not ready to return just yet, please click here to complete your cancellation request. Please note, If we do not hear from you, we will assume you are returning in July when we re-commence. 

Kendall & Laurieton:

Term 4 Bookings Now Open!

Enrolments for our Term 4 Learn to Swim program at Kendall & Laurieton Pools have now opened and the program will commence Monday 2nd November.

Only $105 for the 7 week program!* To find out more call (02) 6583 1635 or email portmacquarie@bluefitswimming.com.au

*Fees may change depending on the number of weeks

Monday 17TH AUGUST 2020
Kendall, Laurieton and Wauchope Re-Open September 26th

We are excited to announce that the remainder of our regional pools in Kendall, Laurieton and Wauchope will commence their 2020/2021 summer season September 26th, 2020!

Opening hours as of September 26th:

Kendall:
Monday – Friday: 6am-6pm
Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Laurieton:
Monday – Friday: 6am-6pm
Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Wauchope:
Monday – Friday: 6am-6pm
Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Wednesday 15th July 2020

We are excited to share that Aqua Classes will resume from 3rd August 2020 at Port Macquarie Olympic Pool and bookings will remain in person.

Our timetable will also resume as it was before:

  • Monday: 7:30am
  • Tuesday: 7:30am
  • Thursday: 7:30am
Monday 6th July 2020

We are excited to announce that BlueFit Swimming lessons will be returning on 24th August 2020 for Port Macquarie!

We know the kids will be excited to have swimming lessons return just as much as our teachers! To ensure the health and safety of staff and customers there are a number of measures now in place for our program.

As a critical part of our re-commencement, we have implemented measures to ensure the safety and health of both our students and instructors are at the forefront of your return. Minor changes may have been made to the lesson programming, as we continue to deliver safe and high-quality lessons.

For existing families with a booking when we closed in March, we have held your same spot without charge for the break. All lessons will now re-commence Monday 24th August. Any credits owing have been applied to those customers affected by the early closure of the facility.

If you are not ready to return just yet, please click here to complete your cancellation request. Please note, If we do not hear from you, we will assume you are returning in August when we re-commence.

For more information on BlueFit Swimming’s new measures view the video below and visit here. We look forward to teaching you again!

friday 3rd July 2020

As of Sunday 5th July, Port Macquarie Olympic Pool will no longer require bookings to visit the pool. Social distancing measures will still apply and our opening hours remain the same.

Monday 24th June 2020

We know in the past Port Macquarie Swimming Pool was closed in July however with the popularity of lap swimming in recent weeks we are excited to announce that the pool will remain open through July this year!

For the full details click here.

friday 13TH JUNE 2020

Following recent announcements made by the State Government we are excited to increase our one person per lane to three people now. 

friday 15TH may 2020
WAUCHOPE MEMORIAL OLYMPIC POOL WILL REOPEN

We are excited to finally announce the re-opening of Wauchope Memorial Olympic Pool.

Following the announcement by the state government last week, Wauchope Memorial Olympic Pool will now re-open this Monday 18th May until Wednesday 3rd June but with strict health and hygiene measures in place.

  • Our outdoor pool facilities will open for lap swimming with only 1 person per lane, per 45 minute booking.
  • Spectators are not allowed unless required for supervision.
  • Changing room facilities will be closed.
  • Strict social distancing & hygiene measures must be adhered to.
  • All bookings must be made online via our website by clicking here.

We believe leisure facilities play an important role in the health and wellbeing of the community, so we encourage you to start the cautious process of returning back to what you love!

See you soon!

WEDNESDAY 13TH may 2020
PORT MACQUARIE OLYMPIC POOL WILL REOPEN

We are excited to finally announce the re-opening of Port Macquarie Swimming Pool. 

Following the announcement by the state government last week, Port Macquarie Olympic Pool will now re-open this Friday 15th May but with strict health and hygiene measures in place. 

  • Our outdoor pool facilities will open for lap swimming with only 1 person per lane, per 45 minute booking
  • Spectators are not allowed unless required for supervision.
  • Changing room facilities will be closed.
  • Strict social distancing & hygiene measures must be adhered to.
  • All bookings must be made online via our website by clicking here.
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We believe leisure facilities play an important role in the health and wellbeing of the community, so we encourage you to start the cautious process of returning back to what you love! 

See you soon!

MONDAY 23rd march 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE!

As of close of business Monday 23rd March, Kendall, Laurieton, Port Macquarie and Wauchope pools  will close until further notice. All class payments and memberships will be put on hold and visit passes will be extended by 12 months.
We’d like to thank the amazing team that bring you the services you love, this will be a difficult time for them and their families. We look forward to seeing you all again when we reopen

friday 15TH may 2020
WEDNESDAY 18th march 2020

Extension of Visit Pass Expiry:

Dear Patrons,

During these unprecedented times involving coronavirus (COVID-19), we understand that many of you may be choosing to self-isolate and therefore unable to attend the facility.

To help make this time easier for you and ensure your visits don’t go to waste, we have made the decision to extend the visit pass expiry on current passes by one year.

All extensions will automatically be applied to your account.

We look forward to seeing you at the facility soon!

Stay Safe.

tuesday 17th march 2020
We believe that swimming is an essential skill for all Australian’s and the government’s decision to keep our schools open is evidence that it is safe to continue with our daily routines, provided we exercise appropriate precautions. This includes:
  • Shower before using the pools
  • Practice cough etiquette (keep away from other people, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and clean your hands.)
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Not attending the facility if you have flu-like symptoms
  • Our facilities will remain open for the foreseeable future and we want to ensure our lessons remain a fun and safe environment for our staff and students.
We understand some families will want to avoid attending temporarily, so we have decided to update our make up policy. We have updated our makeup lesson policy to allow for more makeups in a period and longer notice period on an absence. Further detail can be found below, including login details for the parent portal.
Current Policy
All absences need to be marked 14 days before but no less than 2 hours prior to the lesson. Once you mark yourself absent this can not be changed.To access a make up lesson you must first mark yourself absent.
You are entitled to one make up lesson per calendar month, per booking.
Make up lessons must be booked within 30 days of the marked absence. You will be able to book up a make up 7 days ahead of the class time.
When moving or changing your booking all make ups are reset and any future make ups no longer applicable.

If a make up lesson is missed or not booked in, this lesson will be forfeited. Make up lessons are subject to program availability. We do not guarantee you will be able to book a make up at a time you desire or that a place will be available. Make up lessons are non-refundable and not transferable.
Temporary Policy
Absences can now be marked 8 weeks in advance but no less than 2 hours prior to the lesson. One you mark yourself absent this can not be changed. To access a make up lesson you must first mark yourself absent.
You are entitled to 12 make up lessons per calendar year. This will allow for multiple make ups to take place in the same month.
You will now have 3 months to book your make ups. You will be able to book a make up 2 weeks in advance.

You have the ability to access make ups owing on previous bookings provided they meet the above criteria and your customer account is not in arrears.
This policy remains unchanged.




It is important to note that these changes are temporary as the situation seems to be changing daily. 

BlueFit Swimming has safety as it’s first priority and the employment of our thousands of staff close behind. We ask that families chose to process these additional make-up lessons rather than cancel their lessons. Swimming remains an essential skill and the risks remain low.

Parent Portal Login Details

Username: *|EMAIL|*
Temporary Password: 1234

(If you have logged in to the portal previously the password will be whatever you changed it to)

If you have any issues logging in to the portal please go to “forgot password” and try to reset it. If this does not work please email support@bluefit.com.au

FRIDAY 13th march 2020

Dear members & patrons, 

We understand that with so much information relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19)  going around in the media, you may have concerns about how the situation is being managed at the Port Macquarie-Hastings Pools Region, as large public facilities.

Please understand that the safety, health and well-being of our customers and staff is always our top priority. Our centre continues to be a public facility and workplace that remains safe to attend. 
At this point we will be remaining open during our regular hours and classes will not be impacted. 
We want you to feel confident when you’re using our facilities. We have and will continue to put in place a number of proactive measures to protect customers and staff well-being:

  • Hand sanitiser available throughout the facility.
  • Thorough cleaning and sanitisation practices throughout the centre
  • Multilingual signage relating to personal hygiene in key areas.
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If you are returning from any of the affected countries, you should follow the advice of the Australian Government’s Department of Health as set out on their website.
Regular updates will be placed on this website. 

Latest Update: No staff or customers have been identified as having the virus. The facility remains safe to attend. 

 

Swimming:

Chlorinated water has a long documented history of preventing the spread of viruses, however it is important to maintain good personal hygiene at all times. This includes:

  • Showering before using the facilities
  • Washing hands after using changing facilities.
Outside The Pool:

It’s important that we all practice safe hygiene practices during this time. This includes:

  • Cleaning your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Practice cough etiquette (keep away from other people, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and clean your hands.)
Respect Those Around You:

We believe our staff and the communities we service are our family and we hope that everyone continues to behave and treat each other with the respect and dignity they deserve. 

What Next?

We are monitoring the situation closely, and should it be necessary to provide members with further communication, we will contact you via email, and if necessary via SMS. We also encourage casual users to visit our website regularly.

A detailed FAQ is available below. If you have any further questions please contact us via email at info@bluefit.com.au.

FAQs:

We have and will continue to put in place a number of proactive measures to protect customers and staff well-being:

  • Hand sanitiser available throughout the facility.
  • Thorough cleaning and sanitisation practices throughout the centre.
  • Multilingual signage relating to personal hygiene in key areas.
 

Staff have also been briefed on updated hygiene practices to minimise the risk to themselves and customers.

In the event of a confirmed case within the facility we will be guided by the Department of Health on our next steps. Please click here for regular updates.

If you come in contact with someone who has recently returned from one of the countries identified and you suspect they may have coronavirus we ask that you do not attend the facility for 14 days.

Yes. Chlorinated water has a long documented history of preventing the spread of viruses, however it is important to maintain good personal hygiene at all times. This includes:

  • Showering before using the facilities.
  • Washing hands after using changing facilities.