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PARC staff success at 2018 ARV Awards

ARV awards

The annual ARV (Aquatics Recreation Victoria) awards took place on the 15th of June 2018. These awards recognise and award the incredible efforts of Peninsula Leisure staff over the past 12 months.


A total of five individual nominations across five different teams were shortlisted for this year’s awards ceremony. Along with the individual nominations the Pines Forest Aquatic Centre was shortlisted and awarded the Seasonal Facility Management Award for 2018.


The cohesive, hard-working efforts of the entire team, across both facilities should be proudly celebrated. With the addition of the 2018 awards, the total award tally for Peninsula Leisure since opening in 2014 is now eight! These span across seven different categories, demonstrating the diverse range of skills that are present at a high standard within Peninsula Leisure.

The individual nominations were:

  • Melanie Hartskeerl – Membership Sales
  • Jayden Cox – Personal Trainer
  • Pru Drago – Group Exercise
  • Sue Constable – Customer Service
  • Tabitha Cauchy – Swim Teacher


Each nominee went through an extensive assessment process to qualify as a prospective winner in their designated category, with assessments being undertaken by internal and external staff.


Tabitha Cauchy is to be congratulated for being awarded the Swim Teacher of the Year. This is an amazing achievement for an outstanding, dedicated teacher who has now worked at PARC for 4 years.


The efforts of all staff involved in the management and operation of Pines during the summer season are to be congratulated, with the facility being awarded the Seasonal Facility Management Award for 2018. Peninsula Leisure commenced operations of Pines Forest Aquatic Centre in October 2015.


The re-development of the facility continues to see attendance grow over the summer period, year after year. The establishment of community engagement initiatives have helped encourage attendance growth.


The initiatives run by Peninsula Leisure staff demonstrate one example of Peninsula Leisure’s excellent contribution to the local community, aligning with the organisations mission to inspire all members of the community to engage in physical activity. Being awarded with the Facility Management Award recognises the efforts undertaken by all staff, giving everyone in the community an opportunity to be active. All staff involved should be proud of the achieved success.

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🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️ Youth Summer Swim Intensive, 8 - 12 January 🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️

❓ Do you know a 13 – 17 year old who isn’t confident around water?
❓ Has your teenager missed out on regular swimming lessons growing up? 
❓ Do you want your teen to gain water safety skills so you can all enjoy going to the beach and pool parties? 

This January, PARC is offering a fully subsidised 5-day Youth summer swim program. 
This program is for teenagers aged 13 years to 17 years old who do not regularly participate in swimming and water safety lessons and wish to gain skills to be safer in and around water. The 5-day intensive program will group teenagers in like levels for progressive and age focused activities, aimed to improve swimming fitness and practise in water safety and rescue techniques. 

This is a really important age group for water safety awareness, with beach sessions and pool parties coming up over summer. 

WHEN: Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January 
TIME: 45minute sessions, between 10.30am-1.30pm 
WHO: Youth aged 13 - 17 years old
COST: Fully subsidised 
RSVP: Learn more and book in for free via our website here: 
Make sure you select the ‘PARC Swim Vision’ tab to see the full information and complete the form.

Any questions? Please email 

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🎄PARC Christmas Hours 🎄

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18 Dec - 23 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 24 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 25 Dec: CLOSED
Tuesday 26 Dec: 7am-7pm
27-30 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 31 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 1 Jan: 7am-7pm
Jan 2 and beyond: Hours as normal

For a more in depth breakdown on the services available please see our website! 

🚨 REMINDER: PARC closing early on Saturday 9th December 🚨

PARC will be closing at 6pm on Saturday 9th December as our staff enjoy their end of year Christmas function. 

Please allow for extra time in planning your workout or swim as the centre will close an hour earlier. 

We will open at 7am as per normal operating hours on Sunday 10th December.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Christmas sweet treat, anyone? 🍭🍬 

This is your sign to try our cafe special next time you’re in!! It’s the silly season, so come and try our special Santa shake! It’s rolling out fast this month 🎄🎅🏻 

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Still looking for the perfect gift for a special someone? 🎁 We've got you covered! 🤩

Gift your loved one something from the Peninsula's award winning recreation centre and support them in building happy, healthy habits. 

We have loads of different gift ideas from our retail range, personal training, memberships, swimming lessons, gift vouchers and more! 

Visit us in Centre to see our retail range, or let our friendly team help you purchase a voucher for your special someone. Or, check out our website and purchase a membership online. 

#PARCFrankston #christmasgift #giftinspiration
Time to re-enrol for Childcare! 🧸

A friendly reminder to enrol your child into childcare again for 2024. Everybody needs to reenrol, even if you regularly attended this year. 

You can download a copy of the form on our website. Link in bio. 

Thanks for your cooperation

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