The newly refurbished Keith Spry pool in Johnsonville has a new dedicated teaching pool. This petition supports the use of this pool by the general public during the times when swimming lessons are not occurring in this pool or when only a few lanes are in use. Use of the dedicated teaching pool when it is not in use for private swimming lessons would cater for 5-10 year olds who currently have no suitable place to swim.
Keith Spry is a Council run pool which was refurbished at a budgeted cost of $6 million. There is a new toddler pool for under 5s but the main pool is not suitable for 5-10 year olds due to the water temperature being too cool, the depth of the pool getting to 1.8 metres and the use of a substantial part of the pool for adult lane swimming. This means the 5-10 year olds often end up using the toddler pool which becomes overwhelming for the younger children.