Although we provide many health benefits to the community, our centre receives no financial aid from the state or federal governments. In times of increasing costs, particularly energy, it is a challenge for us to provide these much-needed services. Our 3 main pools are heated by gas and, if you have a gas service at home, you can appreciate the costs involved.
This is the reason for collecting admission fees, selling swimwear, food and drinks, as well as holding fundraising activities. All of the money raised through these events is used to keep the complex up and running.
The pool is situated on council land, but it is not a council pool and, therefore, we pay the normal rates. The pool is also not owned by the Valentine Swim School, not the volunteers or the volunteer management committee.
This lovely facility, which has been in operation for more than 50 years, started with only an oil fire-heated 25m pool. The complex has since grown and developed, now hosting a 25m pool, a 15m pool, a hydrotherapy pool (all of which are gas/solar-heated indoor pools) and an open-air toddlers pool.
Our entry gate, kiosk and shop are all operated by our generous and wonderful volunteers, without whom we wouldn't be able to run the facility.
Browse through images of our Croudace Bay facilities on our Gallery
page. To enquire about volunteering or fundraising events, contact us today