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Splashez Ready for Bumper Summer Season


Summer may officially still be a couple of months away, but summer hours are already in full swing at Splashez Aquatic Centre – and with the full-service café now well established and a variety of swimming programs on offer, Splashez is gearing up for a bumper season.


Splashez began operating under its usual summer hours – 5.30am to 7pm, seven days a week – on Sunday, September 1, which will be in effect until June 1 next year.


The café has featured a commercial-grade coffee machine since the start of the year and as well as offering various hot and cold beverages, it also sells hot chips, a variety of hot food, sandwiches and wraps, baked goods, ice creams, confectionery and cold drinks.


Splashez Manager Matt Kelly said the hot chips and coffees have been particularly popular with customers this year.


“People visiting the Family Fun Park and Skate Park have been coming across to the café, and the grey nomads have been coming in for a coffee and even a swim,” Mr Kelly said.


The recently-introduced range of Vici merchandise, which includes swim caps, goggles, kickboards, flippers, hand paddles and gear bags, has also proven popular.


Council has come on board to support the recently re-established Isa Heat Swim Team, which is hosting a “come-and-try” night on Wednesday, October 9, from 4pm to 7pm at Splashez for people interested in signing up.


Splashez now offers adult learn-to-swim and Swim Fit sessions.


“People just need to contact Shae from Splashez to organise the adult learn-to-swim sessions,” Mr Kelly said.


As well as this, Miss Julie’s Mobile Swim School offers learn-to-swim and junior squad classes for children at Splashez. Julie’s lessons are separate and people need to contact her directly for children’s classes.


Also new at Splashez this year are “10-sessions passes” for adults, children or pensioners, which offer 11 entries to Splashez for the price of 10.


“We’re going really well with those. It’s all working hand in hand,” he said.


“We’re looking forward to great things to come in the next 12 months.”


Splashez will be open from 10.30am to 5.30pm for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday, October 7.


For more information, call Splashez on 4743 2137.