City of Canning reverse hydrotherapy pool decision, opt for shared use during peak hours

Riverton Leisureplex. Photo: Christou.com.au
Riverton Leisureplex. Photo: Christou.com.au

HYDROTHERAPY pool users at Riverton Leisuerplex have had a win after the City of Canning reversed a decision to grant baby and toddler swim classes exclusive use of the pool during peak hours.

The City have announced shared access of Riverton Leisureplex’s hydrotherapy pool will re-commence between 4.45-6.15pm from February 13 onwards, allowing the general public to use the pool at the same time as baby and toddler swimming classes.

The decision followed outcry from several hydrotherapy pool users over a decision to give baby and toddler swim classes exclusive use of the hydrotherapy pool during the aforementioned time slot on weekdays during school terms.

Public access will be at the end of the pool nearest the stairs for ease of entry and baby and toddler swimming lessons will occupy the opposite end.

To accommodate pool users, swimming class sizes will be limited to collectively meet the needs of both users in unison during this time.

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There will be a maximum of seven adults participating with their child, plus a class instructor to allow adequate room for up to seven members of the public to also share the pool.

To ensure all hydrotherapy pool users can be accommodated, poolside supervision will prioritise disability access, customers with medically certified needs and those undertaking a specialised accredited therapy plan.

Exclusive public access from 4.45-6.15pm will remain during school holidays. During peak times, general use may be undertaken in the walking or lap pool at Riverton Leisureplex.