Y NT To Manage City Of Darwin Pools

Darwin City Council

City of Darwin has appointed The Y Northern Territory (NT) to manage the city’s three community pools, including the highly anticipated Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre when it opens in mid-2024.

The Y Northern Territory is a not-for-profit, community organisation that is part of the global YMCA network, the world’s largest youth movement.

City of Darwin CEO Simone Saunders said she was thrilled to appoint The Y to manage the Parap Pool, Nightcliff Pool and the soon-to-open Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

“The Y has been managing our pools for the last six years, offering a range of recreational and leisure options for the community and swimmers of all abilities,” Ms Saunders said.

“We are very proud of our pools in Parap and Nightcliff which offer friendly, safe environments to enjoy a range of water-based activities, as well as a variety of programs for all ages.

“I am confident The Y will bring the same high-quality management skills and expertise to the Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre when it opens soon,” she said.

The Parap Pool is compliant to requirements of World Aquatics, the world governing body for aquatic sports, putting Darwin on the national map for swimming competitions, training and events.

Nightcliff Pool is an iconic venue for residents and visitors, located on the picturesque Nightcliff Foreshore, which offers a range of programs and activities, including learn-to-swim and swim club training.

Once complete, the Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre will be a first-class recreational space to play, swim, eat and relax.

The Y will continue to offer Learn to Swim, and a range of aquatic and community programs, as well as providing a venue for local, state and national swimming competitions.

Quotes attributable to The Y NT:

“The Y Northern Territory are excited to continue our partnership with the City of Darwin to manage the community pools and to continue supporting Territorians to lead active and healthy lives.

“The Parap Swimming Pool, Nightcliff Swimming Pool and Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre are vital community assets that provide people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to be healthy, active and connected to their community.

“City of Darwin’s investment and vision for the Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre redevelopment is hugely exciting for Darwin locals and tourists alike and we look forward to operating a modern, family-friendly and inclusive facility for everyone in the community to enjoy.”

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