Summer fun begins at the Subiaco Primary School pool

27 November 2021

The Subiaco community had a fantastic day at last Friday’s Splashdance event, an annual party to open the Subiaco Primary School pool for the season!

Managed by a team of volunteers, the pool has been open to community members for over 35 years. Open every day of the summer months (except public holidays), it provides a popular place for families to cool down over summer and connect with their local community.

City of Subiaco Deputy Mayor Stephanie Stroud cutting the ribbon at Subiaco Splashdance 2021This year’s pool season officially opened at 3:30pm on Friday 26th November at the pool’s annual Splashdance event. The ribbon cutting and countdown were presided over by Deputy Mayor Stephanie Stroud from the City of Subiaco, which supports the community pool.

Royal Life Saving WA provided water safety services at the event, with three professional lifeguards from our Workforce Solutions team on duty. Shift officer Cheyne Landy was joined by lifeguards James Barton and Simone Shandley-Jones to ensure the safety of patrons throughout the afternoon’s activities.

In addition to lifeguarding, Royal Life Saving WA has also worked with the Subiaco Primary School P&C Committee to provide pool operations services at the pool since 2004. The service maintains a high quality, clean and safe aquatic environment for pool patrons.

Matthew Murray and Caroline Bell with Royal Life Saving WA's Ali HardingEach year at the opening event, Royal Life Saving WA takes the opportunity to acknowledge some of the many volunteers, members and staff who are instrumental in keeping the pool running as an important community hub. We presented Volunteer Awards to two very deserving people this year.

Caroline Bell, who has been the P&C’s Pool Representative since November 2020, and Matthew Murray were each awarded a Certificate of Thanks by the Royals team for their involvement with the pool over the last couple of seasons. 

“Caroline volunteers a lot of time and care for the pool, communicating to members, organising parties and liaising with us,” says Royal Life Saving WA’s Workforce Solutions Business Manager Ali Harding. “Matthew has given his time and care to keep the pool clean and assists our lifeguard and pool operations team. The community and members are lucky to have someone as committed as him.”

With such a dedicated team looking after the pool, the Subiaco community is set to enjoy a wonderful summer season of aquatic activity! Royal Life Saving WA's Workforce Solutions team will continue to provide professional supervision and operations services for the pool throughout the summer season. Learn more about our work with school pools via the link below.

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