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August 19, 2019

After our winter closure of Mount Larcom over May to August, we are happy to re-open for the 2019/2020 summer season on Saturday 21st September!

Watch this space to here when BlueFit Swimming, Learn to Swim classes and Aqua Fit sessions will return. For now, start looking for your towel and bathers so you’re ready to say welcome back and hello to our awesome team at Mount Larcom. If you’re passing through, don’t regret stopping in to have a splash at this little gem of Central Queensland.

To see more information and opening times for Mount Larcom click here.


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August 16, 2019

Ruby is a jack of all trades! Being a duty manager, swimming instructor, lifeguard and receptionist at Gladstone! We sat down with her and asked her a few questions so we can get to know her better!

Name: Ruby
Job Title: Duty Manager, learn to swim Instructor, lifeguard, receptionist
Years Experience: 6

Hobbies: Soccer, four-wheel driving, fishing and camping
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Quote: “Stop running on the concrete!”
What do you love about the industry?: “I have a passion for water and I love being able to work around it”

Speciality: Being a black thumb (opposite of green thumb)
Pets: 3 dogs and a pond full of fish
Star Sign: Taurus
Favourite Movie: Baywatch


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July 25, 2019

Even though you only see our busy workers in action around the pool, they actually get up to a lot more outside Gladstone Aquatic! We have Amber one of our Duty Managers, as well as Sam and Maddi are both trainee lifeguards at Gladstone and they are both aiming to be qualified in their studies in their spare time.

We have Casey who has completed her traineeship units, with Maddi & Sam close behind! Now all they have to do is finish their hours, get them signed off and they will have achieved a completed Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Amber began studying at CQ University to be a high school teacher this year and she has now completed her first term achieving Distinctions for all units!

We are so proud of our team, good luck for the rest of the year!

 


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July 25, 2019

Australia has ended on a high note at the FINA Swimming World Championships (Fri, 12 Jul 2019 – Sun, 28 Jul 2019), winning a mixed 4×100-metre medley relay team by 0.02 seconds against the United States. We also had Ariarne Titmus, Madi Wilson, Brianna Throssell and Emma McKeon achieve Australia’s new world record for the 4x200m women’s relay team which now stands at 7:41.50 — beating the previous time set by the Chinese team at the 2009 world championships!

The image features our Australian mixed 4x100m medley relay team, from left, Mitchell Larkin, Matthew Wilson, Emma Mckeon and Cate Campbell as they celebrate on the podium after their final win at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. We also had Australian teen Ariarne Titmus, narrowly missed out a gold medal in 200m freestyle final. Titmus, originally from Tasmania, moved to Queensland for better swimming opportunities and look where it has taken her!

Did you know the winning 4×100 mixed medley relay team consisted of the youngest member being 20 years old and the oldest at 27? Proving that you can achieve a lot in competitive swimming from your early teens to your late twenties!


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July 23, 2019

Meet Our Team Member Of The Month:

Oriel has been a staff member at Gladstone for 3 years, we asked her a few questions to get to know her a bit more!
Name:
Oriel
Job Title: Duty Manager & Learn to Swim Instructor
Years of experience: 5
Hobbies: Sport, Reading and Cooking

Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite Quote: “I’ll feed you to the crocodile”

What do you enjoy most about the industry?
Being out in the sun
Pets: No pets
Star Sign: Leo
Favourite Movie: Mamma Mia

 


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July 22, 2019

Wednesday 24th July 2019 is Stress Down Day, so this is a friendly reminder to take some time to yourself, partake in fun and easy activities designed to reduce stress.

Research shows that 90% of Australians need to stress less – with 74% of people reporting being stressed from work. In regards to this, we have some tips for you to reduce some stress at our facilities!

  1. Swim a few laps
  2. Walking laps around the pool
  3. Practice floating
  4. Stretching
  5. Swim with your family or friends

Don’t forget about looking after the most important person in your life, you!


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June 4, 2019

We have a very special promotion running for the month of June – Get 5 additional visits when you purchase any of our 20 visit pass packs!

These passes are a great option for regular visitors as they are cheaper than paying for multiple single entries They can be purchased at reception so get down to the centre and take advantage of this amazing deal!

Offer expires 30th June 2019. This offer does not include PT sessions.

Find out more by giving us a call on (07) 4972 6822.


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May 8, 2019

To celebrate the gift of all our hardworking and loving mum’s out there we are giving away a free coffee to all our swim school mums during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, Sunday 12th May.

We know it’s not easy juggling your own life as well as your kids and sometimes even your partners, friends or work! That’s why we’re here to try make your day a little easier, happy Mother’s Day!


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May 8, 2019

As the winter season is upon us Gladstone Aquatic will have a slight change in hours.

Between 1st May – 31st August our centre will close at 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

So we hope to see you jump in for an earlier swim on those days of the week!


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April 16, 2019

BlueFit is proud to have a dedicated and committed BlueFit Green team. This past year the team has been researching smart energy savings options and practices that will make all our sites in Australia more environmentally sustainable. We are implementing our initiatives in phases to ensure we are finding the best solutions to use in all our facilities.

Some initiatives are visible to customers and staff, such as the reduction of plastic in our cafes and the introduction of more drinking fountains to refill reusable bottles. Other initiatives are happening behind the scenes.

In our plant rooms, we have been installing variable speed drives (VSDs) on our mechanical equipment. These devices can power-down our equipment in times of low centre usage and power-up the equipment only when it is necessary – during peak usage. Our lights look the same, but many have already been replaced with LED fixtures. These fixtures are now significantly reducing our energy demands!

BlueFit Green’s next initiative is to introduce our own BlueFit “Keep Cup” and recycling bins throughout our centres. We are looking forward to seeing BlueFit blend more green in our surrounding environments, are you?