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Save The Swimming clubs @ Manly Pool

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Over the past 6yrs Council has been determined to see that, the swimming clubs which have used Manly Boy Charlton Pool for more then 70yrs to pay excess fees which will essentially see the clubs fold.

Prior to Council deciding to Change the 70yr agreement that ensured the clubs could utilise the pools for specific hours per week to run its community swimming races, the clubs would swim at MBCP providing its own insurances and our members paying ever increasing entry fees.

The clubs have acknowledged that due to changing times that a possibly a reasonable fee could be paid to council to ensure these community clubs continue to provided a great cost effective and family friendly sporting event for all to enjoy. Through some reasearchbthe clubs have discovered that all sporting clubs across the Norhern Beaches Council pay a fee to council to use the fields for competition and training purposes, the fee is approx $12 per child and $16 per adult. The clubs feel that this fee is an acceptable fee that can be covered by the members with out having to pay excessive fees to register.

There are not many sporting events which can cater to all age groups and all abilities/ disabilities and allow them to be competitive through handicapped races. The clubs are not specifically for competitive swimmers but instead encourages everybody to "just give it a go" and to improve an individuals swimming ability.

The clubs are looking for support through the wider community to help keep these clubs up and running for many years to come.

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