West Wyalong Amateur Swimming Club has completed a project to install a new PA System at Holland Park Pool, West Wyalong in time for the 2022/23 swimming season.
The new equipment was funded by $15,000 through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program, ensuring visitors will hear important calls and announcements while enjoying the facility.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the new PA system is a practical addition to support the numerous events held at Holland Park Pool throughout the season.
“As a passionate swimmer who has swum many laps at this pool, I know these upgrades will only improve the experience for spectators, participants and visitors alike,” Ms Cooke said.
“Whether you’re hosting a swimming carnival, or taking part in Bland Shire’s Australia Day poolside events, it is important for all involved to hear announcements from organisers.
“I congratulate the Club for getting this project done in time for the coming season, allowing it to be used every day for squad training, Learn to Swim classes, Scuba Diving and of course, the ‘Water World’ obstacle course set to return later this year.”
West Wyalong Amateur Swimming Club Secretary and Public Officer Dayanna Jordan said the system will be very useful given the number of local schools which hold swimming carnivals, along with the various school holiday programs.
“When our Club hosts the Southern Inland Swimming Carnival in February next year, we won’t be let down by a faulty PA System. Our National Anthem will proudly be heard by all attendees,” Ms Jordan said.
This is the latest project at Holland Park Pool to have been completed thanks to funding from the NSW Government, following refurbishment of the waterslide and installation of pool heating in the first round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.