Over the last few months, the Yawa Aquatic Centre build has made steady progress and works are nearing completion inside the building. All pools have been filled, as well as the pool surroundings (concourse) and pool tiling completed.
The floating pool divider (pool boom) has been installed allowing the 50m pool to be divided into two 25m pools.
The Aqua Play Zone has been fitted with three slides, water cannons and tipping bucket.
External landscaping and installation of signage has also begun.
In the next couple of weeks, the steam room and sauna will be completed, and equipment installed in the gym.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all, but good news is Yawa has still been able to progress even though the construction did slow down for a while.
The target date for project completion is early May 2021 and the Centre is planned to be officially open to the public later in the month; with the official opening date to be announced in the coming weeks.
Become a Yawa member
Have you grabbed a Yawa Foundation Membership yet? There are memberships to suit all health and wellness goals.
Becoming part of the Yawa community with an exclusive foundation membership gives you access to our state-of-the-art aquatic centre.
To learn more about the benefits of being a Yawa member visit yawa.com.au/swim/member-benefits.
Join the Yawa team
Belgravia Leisure is currently recruiting swim teachers and qualified fitness experts to work at Yawa Aquatic Centre.
As a Swimming Teacher you will teach effective swimming and water safety to help grow the swim program. Join the team and teach Mornington Peninsula kids a vital life skill!
Belgravia Leisure have the following roles available for fitness experts:
- Personal Trainers: Cert IV in Personal Training, Fitness Registration
- Fitness Instructors: Certificate III in Fitness
- Group Exercise Instructors: Fitness Registration, Relevant Program Certification.
To learn more and apply visit yawa.com.au/contact-us/employment.
For construction project updates visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/yawa.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“The Yawa Aquatic Centre opening is just around the corner – we are thrilled to open the doors to Yawa in the coming months. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to this incredible new facility soon. Stay tuned for information on how you can join us at the opening event.”
Quotes attributable to Centre Manager Yawa Aquatic Centre Dan Andrews:
The Yawa team are gearing up for the centre opening. We are so excited to open the doors to the community and for the community to be able to utilise such an awesome facility!
Photo caption (names L – R): Dan Andrews (Yawa Aquatic Centre Centre Manager), Pat Otten (Aquatic Operations Manager), Clare Black (Yawa Aquatic Centre Guest Experience Manager) and Jayden Cox (Health & Fitness Manager) at the Yawa Aquatic Centre