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November 12, 2019

Zane is the Gladstone Area Manager. He has worked with BlueFit for almost two years now but he first started working in the aquatic industry as an instructor when he was just 16 years old!

He is originally from Western Australia but have now lived in three different states thanks to “this beautiful industry we work in and the opportunity it bestows upon us.” Him and his partner are newish parents to a “little human baby and two fur babies.” He loves his family more than anything and he loves that his role at BlueFit allows him to juggle his work and family life pretty well.

“I feel my strengths in this industry would be in community relations. There is nothing better than seeing a family absolutely enjoying every minute of their day out and knowing that the kids will be bugging the hell out their parents to come back. Yes, this career choice has some huge challenges but it is so rewarding when the individuals become an amalgamation and overcome every challenge put in front of us. (GO TEAM!)”.

He gives a huge shout out the Gladstone team for being absolute rockstars!


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November 12, 2019
Superhero Safety Week starts Monday 18th November!

Safety Week is upon us, and this year BlueFit Swimming are asking students to come dressed up as their favourite Superhero!

Safety Week is an important initiative that takes place during your regular swimming lessons. Within the lesson there will be a focus on water safety skills such as floating, survival sequences, treading water, survival strokes and basic rescue techniques.

We encourage all students to bring shorts and t-shirts to swim in during their swimming lesson. Infants are encouraged to wear a t-shirt, parents and caregivers are also encouraged to wear a shirt. This creates a real life scenario, if your child is in an accident they will be in clothes. We want to ensure your child is prepared and safe this summer.

Don’t be alarmed by the changes, these skills are simply to offer additional focus on water safety and education in a fun environment. In the end we want to provide the best possible water safety outcomes for your child. Safety week provides us with the opportunity to focus on skills which could ultimately save a child’s life.

We will also be giving out prizes for the best dressed students! We look forward to seeing our little superheros!

What is Safety Week?

Safety Week is an important initiative that takes place during your regular swimming lessons. During Safety Week students will learn various safety skills. We encourage all parents to bring clothes their child can swim in to enhance the quality of learning.

Why is Safety Week Important?

The Royal Life Saving annual drowning report sadly recorded 276 people lost their lives due to drowning in 2019. As one of Australia’s largest swim school providers, we feel BlueFit has the responsibility to our communities to deliver a service that not only emphasises the importance of learning to swim, but also the skills to be safe and aware in and around water.

Safety week provides us with the opportunity to include additional skills into the swimming program which could ultimately save a child’s life.

What do you need to bring?

All preschool and school age children need to bring shorts and t-shirts to swim in during their swimming lesson. All infants and parents or care givers need to both bring a t-shirt to wear during swimming lessons.

This is imperative as we simulate swimming in clothing and what swimming techniques could help save your child’s life.

For more information about the program contact enquiries@bluefitswimming.com.au or please give us a call or speak to one of our friendly staff at the centre.

Gladstone: (07) 4972 6822
Mount Larcom: (07) 4975 1185


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November 12, 2019

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Share your favourite BlueFit Swimming moment on Instagram or Facebook and tag @BlueFitSwimming or use the hashtag #LiveToSwim for your chance to WIN!

By entering our giveaway you will go into the draw to WIN a Red Balloon voucher valued at $500! Use your voucher for a weekend getaway, indoor sky-diving, theme parks, fine dining and more!

Think about it, you could have your family’s next mini vacation on us.

To read all of our terms and conditions please 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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April 4, 2019

At a time when keeping connected with loved ones is as easy as lifting your mobile phone from your pocket, it is comforting to know that those close to us really are within reach at any given moment. However, when it comes to supervising your child at our (or any) swimming pools, the concept of being within arms reach has an even greater significance.

Here, it is a matter of life and death.

Over the last few months, our lifeguards have saved the lives of several children whose parents or guardians were otherwise preoccupied on their phones – one of the recoveries occurred within arms reach of the parent, who was too busy on their phone.

Our lifeguards are an important safety feature but they DO NOT replace the close supervision of accompanying adults. A puddle of water is enough to cause an infant to drown, and as many as 20% of near-drowning survivors suffer permanent neurological disability.

We understand how easy it is to have new notifications or having the latest news at your fingertips but we urge you to remember the reason why you are where you are. It is for the sake of the loved one(s) who, at this moment are relying on you.

Keep safe and happy swimming for all of our customers!


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April 4, 2019

We know how much you all love a public holiday, and there is another one just around the corner on Monday 6th May! We will be open on the Labour Day Public Holiday from 10am – 4pm

Swimming Lessons:
There will be no swimming lessons on Monday 6th May. If you have a lesson scheduled for this day you will not be charged.


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April 4, 2019

Our Adolescent Program is for those older swimmers who are not confident in an aquatic environment through to those swimmers who are wanting to perfect their strokes.

Our program offers the opportunity for adolescents to learn to swim in an environment with their peers and is primarily swimmers aged between 13- 18 years.

We differentiate the levels between beginner, intermediate and advanced, so everyone has the opportunity to continue to learn and develop no matter their capability!

For more information click here!


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April 4, 2019

We are CLOSED Good Friday, 19th April, Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and Monday 22 Easter Day public holidays, however, we will have amended trading hours on these days.

Gladstone:
19th April – Good Friday: CLOSED
20th April – Easter Saturday: 10am-4pm
21st April – Easter Sunday: 10am-4pm
22nd April – Easter Monday: 10am-4pm

Mount Larcom:
19th April – Good Friday: CLOSED
20th April – Easter Saturday: 10am-4pm
21st April – Easter Sunday: 10am-4pm
22nd April – Easter Monday: CLOSED

Swim School
No learn to swim classes


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March 19, 2019

This year’s Earth Day will be on the 22nd of April and the theme is ‘Protect Our Species’.

Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings at times upset the balance of nature, and as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since the dinosaurs.

We can interpret looking after our Earth’s health by nurturing our own. Creating positive and clean environments for ourselves better our health. Whether it’s walking to work one day this week, or drinking from a reusable drink bottle or go 7 days without using a takeaway coffee cup.

Together, they all make a difference in your health as well as Earth’s!


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March 19, 2019

Did you know the youngest age a child can start swimming lessons is 4 months old? Our Infants Program begins at 4 months through to 3 years, with a focus on water confidence and safety skills. Through fun and play, we nurture a lifetime of love for the water.

With a parent in the water and the knowledge of our instructors, our Aquatot level will encourage and educate both the child & parent on the basics of water safety. We aim to teach the child a love & respect for the water activities and games!

You can enquire about our infant classes with the link here!