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Meet PARC Member, Peter Dwyer

Congratulations to PARC member, Peter Dwyer, on placing 3rd at the recent International Triathlon Union Grand Final in Rotterdam, 75-79 age group.  Peter trains in the gym 1-2 times a week and usually combines this with a treadmill run session and a swim session. The rest of his training is spent outside on the road.

We asked Peter to share more about his journey and what it takes to get where he is.

“In world championship events, competitors compete in five year age group cohorts.  This is reasonably fair in that all things being equal you can expect to decline at around one percent per year.  To be competitive in my age group you need to be able to swim at 3kph for 750m, change out of your wetsuit and then ride for 20 kilometres at 34-35kph and to finish off, get off the bike and run at 11.5-12kph. I have been competing for about 21 seasons and I have been a member of the Mornington Peninsula Triathlon Club for most of that time. In April 2012 I was diagnosed with coronary artery disease and this required open heart surgery for a coronary artery bypass.  Medical and rehab staff were confident of my making a quick recovery as I was very fit and already had a strong habit of physical exercise. I was able to resume full training within 12 weeks of the procedure and competed at the world championships two months after that. It was good to snag a bronze medal after placing 4th on three occasions. Placings are nice but it is the goal setting and the regular commitment to exercise that are the most fulfilling aspects of endurance sport. I dread not being able to do it. The encouragement of staff and the facilities at PARC have been invaluable in my preparation for this event. PARC has been a great local resource and getting to my goal of exceeding my three previous 4th placings would have been much more challenging without it.”

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This week is Men’s Health Week, an important time in the year to raise awareness in preventable health issues in men and encourage the early detection and treatment of diseases amongst men and boys. 

With only 27% of men being active enough to stay healthy, it's important to prioritise your health and get movement into your day. 

To help raise awareness for the week, we interviewed Mark. One of our very dedicated members of PARC who has gone through his own journey to become active and healthy in his life. We spoke about the start to his health journey, his relationship with the PARC community and why he thinks that men's health is so important.

To read our blog interview with Mark head to the link in our bio.

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We'd like to congratulate the following Peninsula Leisure team members for their nominations in the upcoming ARV award night! 

The Aquatic and Recreation Victoria Industry recognises outstanding achievement and commitment to the industry through an annual awards night. We are very excited to be recognising the following PL team members:

⭐️ Individual Nominations:
• Duty Manager: Mark Butterfield 
• Pool Lifeguard: Bailey Sullivan
• Customer Service: Claire Ford
• Swim Teacher: Shannon Gardner
• Swim Teacher, Infants: Kate Newton
• Membership Sales: Chris Rich
• Personal Trainer: Jesslyn Credlin
• Emerging Leader: Gaston Freddi

⭐️ Facility/Program Nominations:
• Innovative program: Active Pathways
• Community Impact: Activating Vulnerable Communities' project 
• Facility Management Award - Seasonal: Pines Forest Aquatic Centre

Good luck and well done to all! The Gala Awards in on 21 June so we will report back to see if any of these amazing team members have WON their categories.

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New Les Mills content has been added to PARC Plus, just in time for the long weekend! 

If you’re heading away for the King’s Birthday weekend or just not able to get into Centre, you can still keep up your routine with our own demand platform. We’ve added 20 new classes to our library, so theres something there for everyone! 🧘‍♀️🤸🏋️‍♂️

If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can access it via our website through the link in our bio. 

PS. Our studios will be closed this long weekend so please check our customer portal for our update group exercise timetable.

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We’ve just had our first entry into our My Purpose Challenge! 

One of our dedicated members has filled out 16 stamps meaning that they have come everyday to PARC since our challenge started. They’ve earned their entry into winning one of 100 exclusive PARC gym bags! 🎉🎊

You can find the challenge entry box for your card at our reception.

PS: If you’re completing the challenges on the second side of the card, make sure to hold onto it so we can record your results in week 6!

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Just another friendly reminder for our King's Birthday Public Holiday Opening Hours.
 
We’ll be open Monday 10 June, so come on down for a splash with the family!
 
Centre: 7am – 7pm
Waterslides – 10am – 6pm
Café: 8am – 5pm
Childcare – Closed
PARC Swim – No Lessons

Group Exercise – 
Studio 1 & 2 will be closed for maintenance works from Friday 7 June – Monday 10 June. The maintenance works will ensure that the studio floors are tip top, and continue to be safe for everyone to workout on! 

We have organised an updated timetable so you can still attend your favourite classed. Visit the link to our Xplor Customer Portal in the link in our bio.

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