Marion Swimming Centre - Fun for all the family
Hear from a family that love the pool at the Marion Swimming Centre so much they can't wait until next season.
This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 45 - April 2014.
The outdoor pool season has just finished but one family is already waiting for summer so they can dive back in the water.
The Smythe family made a weekly trip from Fulham to the outdoor Marion Swimming Centre from October to April to swim, have a picnic and relax on the grass.
Parents Craig and Beth have been taking their four children to the pool for the past seven years, and continued this season despite recently moving out of the area.
“We recently moved from Park Holme to Fulham, but keep going back to the pool as the outdoor area is lovely and you can take a rug and picnic and enjoy a family day out,” Beth said.
“All our kids are learning to swim there and it’s such a great atmosphere we can’t wait for next season to start.”
Two open days in the 2013/14 season saw 1300 visitors enjoy activities ranging from water polo and a triathlon to hip hop and aqua aerobics.
Other popular activities included Vacswim, which drew 440 participants, and the Royal Lifesaving SA Swim and Survive water safety program which involved 35 children.
The water slide has been closed but a new slide is set to be installed for the coming season which starts on 7 October.
- Visit the Marion Swimming Centre page for more information.
- See more photos of the Smythe family in the pool on the City of Marion Facebook page.
- Like the Marion Swimming Centre on Facebook.
City Limits Magazine
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