Splash into summer

The YMCA's Cam Anderson and Kaleb Laker are hoping the temperature reaches at least 23 degrees this weekend, enabling public outdoor pools at Castlemaine, Maldon, Harcourt and Newstead to open to the public. Photo: Eve Lamb

Eve Lamb

You know summer has arrived when the local pool opens.
From this weekend – weather permitting – Mount Alexander Shire’s outdoor public pools at Castlemaine, Harcourt, Maldon and Newstead are all expected to splash into the new season.
“We can open from this Saturday if the temperature is at least 23 degrees,” says Kaleb Laker, outdoor pools coordinator with the YMCA which manages the four local pools for the council.
“At this stage Sunday is looking good.”
As the temperature crept up earlier this week it was clear quite a few Castlemaine residents’ minds were turning to the start of the new pool season.
“We’ve had a few people come up and ask,” says team leader with the YMCA, Cam Anderson who will be stationed at the Newstead pool this season.
“We’re just looking forward to no COVID interruptions and welcoming the community back.”
There’s also a few new programs in store for the summer pool season ahead. Read more in today’s Mail…