Saturday, January 31, 2009

Welcome Relief

This afternoon we had a private swim at the Deloraine Primary School pool with the Coronas. Last year the school got a new pool and they allow families to hire it out out of school hours. The Coronas have it from 4-5 each Saturday.

Charna and her funky goggles
The water was very refreshing and not too cold so we even put little Jonty in. He loved it and was kicking his little legs around, until he got tired. I think we definitely tuckered him out as it is nearly 9pm and he is still asleep after falling asleep at the pool.

Mel has booked it up until Easter and said that as the weather gets cooler, they up the temp of the water. There are also changerooms with hot showers so really it is a great opportunity to get some swimming in without a heap of people crowding and weeing in the pool.

Jackie taking a dip(is the camera far enough away Jackie?)

The maximum number of people you can have is 10. Mel also hires it out each weekday morning from 6-7 to do laps. The price is quite reasonable and so I am thinking next year I might hire it out for 1 hr a week for the kids to get some swim practice in. I think you can hire it all year round as long as it is not in school hours. And if I hired it from 3-4 and Mel did 4-5, we could get 2hrs in each week.

Hallie doing a somersault into the water as only Hallie does

I just loved the fact we had this whole big pool to ourselves. Thanks for the break from the heat Mel.


Anonymous said...

It looks like Jonty has a Beatle's wig on.
Love Lorraine.

Nettie's Blog said...

Hey Simone ...i have a disc with amended pics from Chelsea here i brought back yeterday from Hobart..give me a call and we can arrange a time for you to collect it...are those water babies or what?????

The Triffitts said...

Love the photos of the girls jumping in the there anything Hallie can't do :)
Might have to sign up to hire the pool too.

Konnie Penney said...

Looks like you all had a fun time.Definintely a great way to wear them out. Our kids love swimming and are forever begging us to put a pool in. Jonty is a real cutie.

The Kings said...

Wow Del City Primary must have some money!! They put their other pool in when I was in grade 6 - so lucky to have a pool there! :) Looks like fun.

Paige said...

Glad you got some relief from the heat. I'm glad we have a basement for the hot summer days we have here! Hope it cools off @ night for you.

The Parsons Family said...

whao! how cool is that! YEah, call Mum about your disc!!

Penny B. said...

I hear it was a hot week. I'm sure the pool was a welcome relief!

Sayers Family said...

what a fun day for you all. love the pic of Hallie doing a somersault!....and jonty is beautiful- the photos of him on those hot days are cute. i'm glad it's cooled down now though.

Sayers Family said...

p.s. the watermelon photo is easy- i can't do hard things. if you have photoshop, just desaturate the photo and then use the history brush tool to colour-in whatever bit you want in colour :)