GSAC reopens its doors after flood disaster

Friday, 25 March 2022

The Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre (GSAC) is back in full swing following the flood disaster and has a range of new programs and activities to suit the needs of just about everyone in our community.

In the immediate aftermath of the flood, GSAC was turned into an ‘overflow’ Evacuation Centre to ensure flood affected members of our community had access to safe accommodation and food.

However, as people slowly found alternative accommodation, the Evacuation Centre was closed and GSAC is once again abuzz with fitness and health activities, and even a revamped café with lots of healthy treats and a creche for free childcare while you work.

Lismore City Council's Manager of Liveable & Active Communities Tony Duffy said he and his team are excited to have the centre offering a full range of classes and services again.

“Navigating the challenges of the flood disaster hasn’t been easy for our patrons and staff, but it’s great to have all options available again for our community to stay fit and healthy,” he said.

“Our staff have worked extremely hard through the constant changes and now we have a centre that offers something for everyone in our community.”

GSAC Acting Assistant Manager Bryce Keniry said the programs are run by expert staff and professionals.

“There is something for everyone and we have a jam-packed program that suit both adults and kids, and all segments of our community, so now is a great time to join,” he said.

“Our Swimsations Learn to Swim program is a great way to start your child’s swimming journey and caters to all swimming levels in a heated pool.”

“Our Switch Fitness gym is packed with state-of-the-art equipment that benefits both new and experienced gym patrons, plus our group fitness timetable ranges from boxing, RPM, body pump and Pilates to Zumba, yoga and much more.”

Mr Keniry also said the café can cater for the wider community.

“The new café setup has a drive-thru window for coffee orders where patrons can grab a coffee on their way to work.”

If you are after more information on joining and membership options, you can call 6625 5370 for more information.

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