The much-anticipated grand opening of the Yawa Aquatic Centre took place on Friday the 9th of July. Proudly managed by Belgravia Leisure on behalf of Mornington Peninsula Shire, the opening had been delayed due to COVID restrictions.
Victoria’s South East Regional Manager, Chris Worsnop took to LinkedIn to celebrate the opening by saying, “Another new site to open and I could not be prouder. The team have worked really closely with Council to provide our community with a stunning world-class venue.”
‘Yawa’ which means ‘swim’, or ‘to swim’, is the local indigenous word endorsed by the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung Traditional Owners.
The aquatic venue was designed for people of all ages and abilities and features a 50m indoor pool as its centrepiece. The venue also offers a range of group fitness activities such as Pilates, Body Pump, Yoga and RPM.
Yawa Aquatic Centre Features
- Warm water program pool
- Learn-to-swim pool
- Spa, sauna and steam room
- Multi-purpose rooms for health and fitness classes
- Wellness centre
- Elements Eatery, a destination cafe using local suppliers and produce
Yawa’s Venue Manager Dan Andrews said, “this venue will bring people together, create so many connections and provide over 140 local jobs. We’re excited to see the Yawa team welcome the community and support so many healthy lifestyles.”
“A huge thank you to the entire team for their tireless work over the past few months. All the blood, sweat and tears will be worth it when we see the smiles and laughter on people’s faces.” Andrews concluded.
There really is something for everyone at Yawa Aquatic Centre.