To accommodate an influx of residents escaping the heatwave, extra lifeguards have been rostered on across Campaspe Shire's public swimming pools this weekend.TRENT HORNEMAN January 4, 2013 4:34am
Campaspe Shire has rostered on extra lifeguards at its eight public swimming pools this weekend.
In addition to the indoor swimming pool at Echuca War Memorial Aquatic Centre, Campaspe Shire has seven outdoor swimming pools — Kyabram, Lockington, Rochester, Rushworth, Tongala, Stanhope and Colbinabbin.
Mayor Ian Maddison encouraged residents to make use of the public pools during the heatwave.
‘‘Council has rostered on additional lifeguards at all local swimming pools in anticipation of higher patronage with the predicted hot weather. All pools will also stay open for an extra hour if there are sufficient patrons,’’ he said.
‘‘The aquatic facilities are a great place to go and stay cool. All venues sell cold drinks and ice-creams and have shade, so it is the perfect place to take the family on a hot day.
‘‘It’s important to remember though, that pool lifeguards are not babysitters. Children under 10 cannot enter the pools without a parent or guardian aged 16 or over. Also, any child under five must be within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian at all times.’’
Cr Maddison also encouraged residents to keep an eye out for people at risk in hot weather.
‘‘I encourage family members, friends, carers and neighbours to check on those in our community who may be at risk during the extreme heat. We experience this heat almost annually, and most people cope well, but it’s important to be mindful,’’ Cr Maddison said.
‘‘People over 65 years, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, babies and young children, those with a disability or who have a medical condition such as diabetes or kidney disease, are some in our community considered most at risk and may need help.
‘‘People taking medications that may affect the way the body reacts to heat are also considered at risk.’’
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