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Waterworld 50th Birthday

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by CassandraJoy (subscribe)
I write for Weekend Notes and I take photographs, usually sunsets and sunrises. Occasionally I include my photos in my articles. I like to promote Geelong, and activities around Geelong.
Come and celebrate Waterworld Geelong's 50th Birthday on Sunday 6th December 2015. Free entry and activities for the whole family.

Free swimming, waterslides, barbecue and giveaways, and demonstrations. Webstar the SSL Platypus will be there. (Please note that the activities mentioned here are FREE, other facilities are not free, for example the training rooms.)

As we celebrate 50 years of Norlane Waterworld, I would like to add my own personal memory. At the age of 14 I went to Waterworld with friends who lived in Corio. I was a fair skinned, red haired teenager. I lived out at Mount Duneed and I was not a sun baker, so on my holiday at my friend's house, we all headed to the pool. I think it was called the Norlane Pool at the time. I thought I would be cool like all the other teenagers, and lay on the side of the pool on a towel, sun baking my lily white skin. I got badly sunburnt and had a blister the size of a sweet potato across my back, between my bather bottom and bather top line. I learnt the hard way to slip slop slap!

About Waterworld, Norlane - The Facilities

There are change rooms, parking is available out the front of Waterworld, toilets, undercover areas, and wheelchair access. Waterworld is run by the City of Greater Geelong.

There are outdoor slides which are visible from Melbourne Road. Waterworld is located in Norlane, Geelong. There are endless indoor and outdoor activities for families, plus there are health and fitness facilities for everybody.

Families can try group exercise, adult squad, aqua aerobics, group personal training, hold a children's birthday party at the pool, there is a "Livewell - Health and Fitness Program", Webstar's Swim School / Learn to Swim Program, and there is a creche and occasional child care.

Facilities Include
Main entrance to Waterworld Norlane
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A 25 metre heated pool - heated between 30 - 31 degrees.
Beach entry pool - gentle graded entry, a perfect play area for beginner swimmers.

An outdoor learners' pool, waterslide and diving pool - these are only open in summer. To use the waterslide you must be 105cm tall at the chin in height.

Splash pad children's water play area and recreation area - open only in summer when it is 25 degrees celsius

Spa and sauna - unwind and de-stress on cold winter days - 16 years and over.

Family accessible change rooms, toilets and lockers.

State of the art gymnasium with the latest cardio and TRX equipment.

There is a group exercise room with plenty of space to workout in comfort.

A cycle room with a custom built cycle studio.

Child care is provided - fully registered with fully qualified staff.

And a cafe to sit and have a coffee after your workout.

The water slides at Waterworld
Image CassandraJoy

In the news currently (June 9th 2015)

The Geelong councillors have created a master plan to renew the old Waterworld site at Norlane over the next 15 years.

At a cost of $80 million, the vision is to create a vibrant community precinct that will include the Northern Health Hub, which is being funded by the State Government.

The council has endorsed the master plan,and agreed to starting a $250,000 feasibility assessment and business case and also agreed to start the process for leasing land to Barwon Health for the new health facility. Included in the site, on the corner of Cox Road and Melbourne Road, Norlane, will be a new Waterworld, library and community hall, as well as the new health facility.

Keep your eyes peeled on the Geelong Advertiser web site for more information about the upgrades.
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Why? For a great fun filled day to celebrate 50 years of Waterworld Swimming Pool
When: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Phone: (03) 5275 1909
Where: Melbourne Rd & Cox Rd Norlane VIC Australia, 3214
Cost: Free
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