2022 In Review: Sixty Years Around the Sun

Published on Tuesday, 3 January 2023 at 9:47:00 AM

Our 60th year around the sun was one of the best yet!

Here's a recap:

  • Finally installed the indoor pool slides!
  • Upgraded the gym equipment and flooring
  • Hit 4,300 members for the first time ever 🤯
  • Hit 2,700 Swim School students
  • Won the 2022 Pool Lifeguard Challenge (we were the runner-up too!)

  • Updated the website and added online membership capabilities
  • Upgraded the steam room with new tiles, lighting and ceiling
  • Went online with the creche booking system
  • Renovated the heritage-listed façade to minimise ongoing water damage
  • Commenced the staged renovation of the outdoor pool blue seats
  • Continued updating signage and walls, including the main Beatty Park LED sign
  • Gave the dry cafe a retro makeover with new furniture and wallpaper 📺

And of course, we celebrated our 60th birthday in style!

  • We honoured our anniversary with a special Sixty Years logo and branding
  • Staff rocked retro-inspired varsity jackets and t-shirts
  • We sold over 300 Sixty Years t-shirts and 100 gym towels 
  • We paid homage to our days as a live music venue with our Sixties Sundowner on Friday November 25, featuring:
    • Two tribute bands: The Hijacked Hollies and The Santana Experience
    • A bar and catering for 400+ attendees

View Sixties Sundowner photo album here

  • We also threw an epic Retro Family Fun Day on Saturday November 26, featuring:
    • Mermaids, giant bubbles, a retro roller skater, Kombi photobooth and gogo dancers
    • The DJ played tunes by bands that performed here in the 70s
    • The 30+ inflatables in the 50M pool were a huge hit with the bigger kids!

View Retro Family Fun Day photo album here

Thanks to everyone that joined us in 2022 and celebrated our 60th birthday with us.

Here's to an even groovier 2023!

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