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Toowoomba Winter Oasis Goes On Show For Pool Open Day

Toowoomba and district residents are invited to escape the winter chill and warm up at the newly re-opened Baillie Splash Lifestyle Centre. The heated, indoor-pool complex is located within the grounds of Baillie Henderson Hospital and is operated privately by local couple Troy and Jodie Chandler of TJ’s Swim.

The family fun day will be held on Sunday, July 13 from 10am to 2pm, and will include free entry to the pool complex, tours of the site, exercise demonstrations and a sausage sizzle, as well as a jumping castle and face painting for children.

“Members of the public, as well as local community groups, are invited to come along and see what is on offer at this newly refurbished pool,” Mr Chandler said. “This is a great complex which offers not only a variety of group exercise classes, but also a hydrotherapy pool and gymnasium studio.”

Baillie Splash Lifestyle Centre owners (front) Troy and Jodie Chandler with staff  members (back, from left) Sam Sonter, Terrie Heming, Tayla Donovan, Beck Heinemann and  Kara Lindsay-Holley.
Baillie Splash Lifestyle Centre owners (front) Troy and Jodie Chandler with staff members (back, from left) Sam Sonter, Terrie Heming, Tayla Donovan, Beck Heinemann and Kara Lindsay-Holley.

Signs will be in place on the day to direct visitors to the pool complex. Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board Chairman Mr Mike Horan will also officially open the complex at noon. “The facilities have been extensively refurbished to create a modern, first-class indoor pool and gymnasium,” Mr Horan said.

The pool is back in use after extensive repairs were completed on the complex costing $807,000. Work included replacing the roof over the main pool, hydrotherapy pool and the amenities building; reinstating the mechanical plant to the main pool; resealing and re-painting of the main pool surface; upgrading parts of the water treatment plant and upgrading the fire detection system throughout the recreation centre where the pool is located.

The repairs were made possible through a $150,000 grant from the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.

What: Baillie Splash Lifestyle Centre opening and family fun day
Where: Baillie Henderson Hospital, Corner of Tor and Hogg Sts
When: Sunday, July 13 from 10am to 2pm
Cost: Gold coin donation which will go towards the Toowoomba Hospital Children’s Appeal

The facilities are open to the public weekdays from 8.00am to 6.00pm

The area features heated Olympic sized pool with Disabled access… A Rehabilitation Pool.. Exercise and learn-to-swim plus squad & lap swimming lanes…

FAMILY FUN DAY PROGRAM
10.00 am Face Painting, Jumping Castle, BBQ Sausage Sizzle begins & runs to 2.00pm
10.30 am Aqua Zumba * anyone can join in
11.00 am Aqua Aerobics and Aqua Spin Class * anyone can join in
11.30 am QFES Swift Water Demonstration
12.00 pm Official opening, and TJ’s Swim Lifeguards versus QFES relay
1.00 pm Aqua Zumba * anyone can join in
1.30 pm H2o Bootcamp Demonstration
2.00 pm Close

TJ’s Swim School (Baillie Splash Lifestyles) will be running free tours and assessment lessons all day for those who are interested.

More information: tjsswim.com

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