Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre Receives Platinum Pool Award

Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre Receives Platinum Pool Award

Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) in Frankston has again been re-accredited with Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV’s) prized Platinum Pool Award. In doing so, the facility continues to hold it’s exclusive position amongst just 40 Victorian aquatic facilities currently holding the accreditation in the leisure centre category.

Platinum Pool status is awarded to aquatic facilities providing outstanding levels of safety. To achieve the award PARC had to undertake a rigorous series of assessments to ensure it met all of LSV’s criteria for the accreditation. Passing with an incredible Compliance Score of 100% the award provides recognition for the tireless work the facility has put into keeping PARC safe, staff training and education, and the facilities rigorous Watch Around Water practices.

Peninsula Leisure‘s Operations Manager Jarrah Wynne said that this award is a great demonstration of Peninsula Leisure’s commitment to safety and excellence, and that the groups’ dedicated staff are to thank for the accreditation.

Mr Wynne said: “Our team are so committed to keeping our community safe and active. The audit, whilst time consuming, is so important and to pass with such amazing results is a significant achievement and phenomenal team effort. There are around 550 public swimming pools in Victoria, so to be in the top 40, the top of those in the state, is something we, and our community, are really proud of”.

LSV Manager – Aquatic Industry Services, Alek Olszewski, said the award is a way of recognising those facilities that have attained the highest level of safety requirements and standards. “Platinum Pool accreditation really is reserved for the best of the best, and so I congratulate Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre on their strong safety protocols and newly-minted platinum accreditation that will ensure guests of the facility are able to make the most of the new facility to learn lifelong water safety skills,” Mr Olszewski said.

“Receiving the accreditation is difficult enough, let alone maintaining it, so we look forward to working together to ensure the pool continues to prosper in adhering to our industry code of practice for the benefit of the community,” he said.

To receive this award PARC had to follow industry leading Pool Safety Assessment, a six-monthly assessment on implementation, Mystery Guest Visits and adherence to the best practice ‘Watch Around Water’ child supervision program. The accreditation is valid for twelve months.

On top of this Award, the group’s outdoor seasonal pool, Pines Forest Aquatic Centre (PINES) in Frankston North, was provided a ‘Silver’ endorsement in the Victorian Public Pools Register.

“We are thrilled to receive this result from completing an assessment of this kind at Pines and to achieve this result at an older facility which cannot boast contemporary design features is very pleasing.” said Mr Wynne.

Mr Wynne stressed the safety and wellbeing of all members, visitors and staff is always paramount, adding: “We are always looking for innovative ways to deliver safety messaging and training, and this re-imagination is clearly paying dividends to our community”.

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

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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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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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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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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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