Swim season underway in Shellharbour City

Grab your sunscreen and get ready to slip, slop and slap - Shellharbour’s swim season is underway and everyone is encouraged to make the most of all of the aquatic options the city has to offer.

Council’s aquatics season started last weekend and continues through to the end of April 2019.

Shellharbour North and Warilla-Barrack Point Beaches will be patrolled 9.30am to 5pm, with SLS volunteer lifesavers patrolling Saturday and Sundays and Council lifeguards Monday to Friday.

Patrols will change slightly during and after the Christmas school holidays, so be sure to follow Council’s social media and check our website for details as the year progresses.

Adding to Council’s rescue capabilities is a new Jet Ski and rescue sled.

This equipment will increase lifeguard’s capability in supporting local rescue services providing ocean rescue.

Oak Flats Pool will be open 6am to 7pm every day from 10am to 6pm on public holidays.

Albion Park and Warilla pools will be open seven days, 6am to 6pm from 27 October 2018 to 29 March 2019 and 10am to 6pm on public holidays.

Beverly Whitfield pool is open all year-round.
Water safety message – Mayor Marianne Saliba
“Once again our aquatics team is working with Council’s Community Youth services group to deliver the Day of Silly Hats (DOSH) program at primary schools throughout the city,” Cr Saliba said.

“Council lifeguards will be advising students about the importance of water safety, with the program focusing on the dangers of swimming in unpatrolled locations including waterways, rivers, lakes, dams and beaches,” she said.

“In any aquatic environment - regardless of your age - make sure you read safety signs, ask a lifeguard for safety advice, swim between the red and yellow flags at the beach, swim with a friend, and if you need help stay calm and attract attention.”

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.