Fun in the pool at Rakaia

There was a good turnout for the recent bombing competition held at the Rakaia Community Pool. PHOTO RAKAIA NEWS

Locals and visitors alike have been enjoying the cool waters of the Rakaia Community Pool over the summer holidays.

Some decent weather has made the pool a drawcard for swimmers and those wanting to cool off.

A supervisor on site at the complex has also meant that the general public and not just key holders have been able to enjoy the unheated pool.

Rakaia Community Pool president Helena Dunlea said the pool had been open on weekday afternoons over the holidays and would continue to be open from 3pm until 5.30pm this term.

The cost for visitors was $2 per person and pre-schoolers entered for free with a parent.

Children had to be nine years and above to swim at the pool while the supervisor was on duty and needed good swimming ability, she said.

Pools rules were also posted and needed to be abided by, especially those applying to the diving boards.

A recent bombing competition at the pool was popular and well supported by local businesses.

There were competitions in two categories, eight to 11 years and those aged 12 and above.

Goldpine supplied the barbecue for the sausage sizzle and Rakaia Motorcycle Services the sausages. Ravensdown, Barenbrug and The Shot Mid Canterbury all supplied prizes or vouchers.

Funds raised from the competition will be used for the upkeep of the pool.