Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 over the past year, the Aqua Jetty experienced a 13% increase in membership, defying negative trends across the health and leisure industry to now have nearly 3,500 members in total.
Another key part of the Aqua Jetty’s recent growth has been its Swim School program, with enrolments growing 16% over the past year. Aqua Jetty welcomes almost 2400 children and families through the program, which focuses on water safety awareness and swim technique development.
Throughout 2020/2021, the Aqua Jetty welcomed more than 345,000 visits from its members and casual users.
The facility is well utilised by residents of all ages and has an award winning ‘Strength for Life’ program that is popular with motivated over 50s in the community.
Warnbro local Helen Coleman, 73, is a long term member that enjoys everything the Aqua Jetty has to offer. Having been a member for the past four years, Ms Coleman’s main goals are to maintain her fitness and stay healthy.
She describes “the variety of classes, friendly staff and the social aspect” as the best things about being a member, with Debbie’s Cardio Sculpt Class her favourite activity.
With so many members embracing the Aqua Jetty experience, Mayor Barry Sammels said the City planned to cater for this increasing demand through its Community Infrastructure Plan and the delivery of the Aqua Jetty Stage Two project.
“As our City continues to grow, so too does the community’s enjoyment of the Aqua Jetty. Given this growth, the City has identified that the facility requires expansion and upgrades in the near future,” Mayor Sammels said.
Stage two of the Aqua Jetty will include expanded aquatic facilities, a bigger gym and group fitness space, new and refurbished change facilities along with improvements to other spaces within the facility including the café, crèche, and administration.
“This project will cost approximately $19 million and the City has secured $10 million in grant funding through the State Government’s WA Recovery Plan to support the delivery of the project. Design on stage two has commenced and we look forward to presenting these designs to the community in due course.”
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Picture One: The Aqua Jetty has a wide range of features for members including a 50m outdoor Olympic swimming pool. Picture: City of Rockingham.
Picture: Two: Helen Coleman is a long term Aqua Jetty member that enjoys everything the facility has to offer. Picture: City of Rockingham.