Please Help Save Emma’s Babyswim and Keep Ringwood Aquatic Centre Open

This is not my normal post, but I need your help to keep an awesome swimming program operating and to spread the word. In 2010 the Maroondah City Council (MCC) promoted a proposed $48 million redevelopment of the Ringwood Aquatic Centre. On the basis of this, user groups and staff were notified that the Ringwood Aquatic Centrre (RAC) would close in May 2011.  In December 2010 MCC council announced that due to lack of funding, the proposed redevelopment would not go ahead as planned, but that the closure of the existing centre in May 2011 would proceed regardless.  This means that the pool is going to be closed indefinitely and may possibly never re-open. One of the unique programs at RAC is Emma’s Babyswim.  Oscar started swimming at 10 weeks old with Cookie Harkin’s Babyswim program.  Cookie retired last year and we moved onto Emma’s Babyswim at RAC, Emma is a … Continue reading