Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Frankston pool proves 100% platinum

Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) in Frankston has been re-accredited with Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV’s) prized Platinum Pool Award.

The award means the facility maintains its exclusive position among just 40 Victorian aquatic facilities currently holding the accreditation in the leisure centre category.

Platinum Pool status is awarded to aquatic facilities providing outstanding levels of safety.

To achieve the award PARC had to undertake a rigorous series of assessments to ensure it
met all of LSV’s criteria for the accreditation.

Passing with an impressive Compliance Score of 100%, the award provides recognition
for the tireless work the facility has put into keeping PARC safe, staff training and education, and the facility’s rigorous Watch Around Water practices, Frankston City Council said in a statement today.

Peninsula Leisure‘s Operations Manager, Jarrah Wynne said the award was a great
demonstration of Peninsula Leisure’s commitment to safety and excellence.

“Our team are so committed to keeping our community safe and active. The audit is so important and to pass with such amazing results is a significant achievement and phenomenal team effort,” he said.

“There are around 550 public swimming pools in Victoria, so to be in the top 40, the top of
those in the state, is something we and our community are really proud of.”

LSV Manager – Aquatic Industry Services, Alek Olszewski, said the award recognises those
facilities that have attained the highest level of safety requirements and standards.

“Platinum Pool accreditation really is reserved for the best of the best, and so I congratulate PARC on their strong safety protocols and newly-minted platinum accreditation that will ensure guests are able to make the most of the new facility to learn lifelong water safety skills,” Mr Olszewski said.

“Receiving the accreditation is difficult enough, let alone maintaining it, so we look forward
to working together to ensure the pool continues to prosper in adhering to our industry
code of practice for the benefit of the community.”

To receive the award, PARC had to follow industry leading Pool Safety Assessment, a six-
monthly assessment on implementation, Mystery Guest Visits and adherence to the best
practice ‘Watch Around Water’ child supervision program. The accreditation is valid for 12
months.

Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd is a subsidiary company wholly owned by Frankston City Council
and is charged with the management of Council’s two aquatic facilities, PARC and Pines
Forest Aquatic Centre.

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