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Artist extends iconic mural in Fitzroy
If you’ve visited or travelled past Fitzroy Swimming Pool in the last 5 years, you’ll be familiar with the eye-catching mural, Pool Parade by Stephen Baker.
First painted in December 2013, Baker dived at the opportunity to add to his Alexandra Parade mural this summer, describing his extension as a snapshot of life at Fitzroy Pool.
Click here to read the full story on Stephen's famous mural or check out Pool Parade for yourself at Fitzroy Swimming Pool.
You can follow Stephen Baker on Instagram or visit his website.
Celebrate International Women's Day with us
Nominate an outstanding woman or group of women who have made a unique contribution in Yarra by 5pm Monday 18 February. We want to recognise their achievements!
Join us at our 2019 Women of Yarra Awards on Friday 8 March from 1.30pm to 3pm at Collingwood Town Hall to celebrate International Women’s Day. We’ll be announcing our award recipients and a free afternoon tea will be provided.
RSVP to attend.
Burnley Golf Course Twilight Clinics
Spend the golden hour working on your swing at Burnley's twilight golf clinic!
The clinic is perfect for intermediate level golfers, giving them the opportunity to work closely with a golf professional on playing the course.
The clinic is run as a small group lesson of 4 to 6 players.
Dates and times
The twilight clinic runs every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm on:
$118.40 per person for the full 4-week clinic. All equipment is provided.
For further information or to book your place, please contact our friendly staff at Burnley Golf Course on 9205 5048 or email email@example.com.
Have you ever wanted to give a triathlon a go?
Now's your chance - our next Try a Tri course starts on Monday 18 February!
Try a Tri offers participants 6 weeks of training covering all the essentials to prepare them for their first Triathlon. The course focuses on improving skills, knowledge and fitness across swimming, running, cycling and transitions.
Participants receive a complimentary Training Pass throughout the program. The pass includes access to the Yarra Triathlon Timetable, unlimited gym and pool usage.
Included in the course fee is entry to Race 6 of the 2XU Triathlon Series on Sunday 31 March in St Kilda.
Register online or make a booking in person at reception.
Fitzroy Pool bookings and lane availability
School carnival season is fast approaching and Fitzroy Pool has a number of large bookings that will affect the amount of public space available.
View the pool bookings for this period online or pick up a hard copy at reception.
You can view the weekly lane availability for all centres here.
Stroke Improvement courses starting next week!
Our next round of Stroke Improvement courses are starting soon at Fitzroy and Richmond.
The course involves one session per week over five weeks focusing on developing technique and endurance across all swimming strokes.
Richmond Recreation Centre
Wednesdays 6.45pm - 7.45pm, starting February 13
Fitzroy Swimming Pool
Thursdays 6.45pm - 7.45pm, starting February 14 - SOLD OUT
Fridays 6.45pm - 7.45pm, starting February 15
Register online or make a booking in person at reception.
MS Mega Swim returns to Fitzroy Pool in February
On Friday 22 to Saturday 23 February, Fitzroy Swimming Pool will host the 19th annual Fitzroy MS 24 Hour Mega Swim. Get a team together, challenge yourself, and swim your heart out in support of people living with multiple sclerosis across Australia.
The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team relay event, suitable for any level of swimmer. Each team has a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours and competes for laps swum and money raised, in support for people living with multiple sclerosis.
Are you up for the challenge? Register today at msmegaswim.org.au or contact the MS Events Team on 1300 733 690.
Important changes to our Watch Around Water policy
We recently reviewed our pool safety policies and procedures and have introduced changes to our Watch Around Water policy.
Watch Around Water supports parents and guardians to keep children safe in and around the water. This ensures every child is adequately supervised while visiting our pools.
If you are a parent or guardian of a young child, please ensure you familiarise yourself with the changes to our Watch Around Water policy
Move, eat and live better
Seasonal highlights from the world of health, fitness and nutrition to supercharge your wellbeing.
Ehh, what's up doc?
Treat yourself! Every now and then we need something sweet and a little break from our usual diets, and these mini carrot cakes are a great way to get your fix.
Made with nutmeg and walnuts alongside the nutritious root vegetable, this recipe is a favourite of ours. You can make little cupcakes or go for a full cake, depending on the occasion.
If you choose to make the smaller cakes it's a great idea to look after our environment by using compostable cupcake liners!
So simple, soba-utiful
Soba noodle salads are a delicious and fresh meal for this time of year. This recipe includes cherry tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, rocket and olives but you can choose your own combination of veggies to suit your taste.
What really makes this dish is the dashi dressing - the simple but elegant broth that gives you that quintessential Japanese flavour.
Grab the recipe here!
Food trends seem to be changing all the time, with fad diets, new ideas and new restaurants popping up faster than we can keep up.
So what will we be eating in 2019? This article takes us through the likely food trends for this year including eating less meat, carbs and sugar as well as (potentially) vegetable vending machines!
Check out the full article to find out more.
Don't sleep on this important habit
Are you getting enough shut eye? A lack of sleep, including the amount and the quality, has been linked to a variety serious health issues including obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression and even Alzheimer's disease.
Research has shown that a lack of deep sleep, known as the non-rapid eye movement phase, is a key contributor to these problems.
For more information including tips on how to maximise your quality of sleep, have a read of this article.
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