Young triathletes from Victoria and New South Wales trained at the Mount Beauty swimming pool last month.  They are accompanied by their coaches Jamie Turner ( left) and Jonathan Hall (back, centre).  (Photo courtesy the Kiewa Valley Observer).

Triathlon coach praises condition of Mount Beauty pool

A professional triathlon coach has praised the condition of the Mount Beauty swimming pool.

Head Triathlon Coach and Personal Trainer of Onebody Health and Fitness Daniel Bain used the pool during a recent training camp in Mount Beauty.

Many young athletes attended the training camp, with others, including Victorian and New South Wales Institute of Sport athletes using the pool at various stages over summer.

Mount Beauty swimming pool supervisor Sharon Plummer and lifeguard Jill Betheras in front of the new chlorine tank and emergency shower.

“The facility was in excellent condition and the staff members were friendly and helpful,” Mr Bain said.

“Our triathlon training camp was very successful.

"This was helped by facilities available for us at the Mount Beauty swimming pool and the clear conditions in the pool for the video filming.”

Mount Beauty swimming pool supervisor Sharon Plummer said having professional athletes use the pool was a great achievement and that they would look to continue the partnership.

Ms Plummer added that they had received positive feedback from various groups using the pool.

The pool has been extremely busy this season, with many groups hiring the facility and an overall increase in visitation, despite the cool conditions.

“We have had 9440 visits between November and January,” Ms Plummer said.

“This is up from 9050 for the same period last summer, which was considerably warmer and drier.

Ms Plummer and Miss Betheras under the emergency shower.

"Families with young children seem to be attracted to the safe and friendly environment that our public swimming pool provides.”

An automatic chlorine system that was installed in early January has added to a number of improvements to the pool, including solar heating and a thermal blanket.

The chlorine system features an emergency shower and a 3000 litre chlorine tank that will boost staff efficiency.

“In the past employees have manually added chlorine to the water each day,” Ms Plummer said.

“Now there is minimal handling with liquid chlorine added only once or twice a season due to the size of the tank.

"This has increased employee safety as well as efficiency.”

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