CLUBROOMS at the Lithgow Swimming Pool that were built in the early 1990s are set for a makeover.
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Members of the Lithgow Swimming Club are over the moon after being told a NSW Community Building Partnership grant of $11,476 will help fund major renovations at their home base.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the funding would allow for the upgrades to be completed at the clubhouse, including a new kitchen, meeting area, storage area and change rooms.
Mr Toole met with club coach Simone Kerrison and swim club dad, Simon Francis, to deliver the good news and inspect the facilities where the work would take place.
Coach Kerrison said the club has 68 members aged from 5-18 years of age.
"The buildings we use up the end of the pool have not been painted or renovated since they were built in the early 1990s, so they really are in need of some work," she said.
"We are so lucky here in Lithgow because the local pool is FINA-approved which means it's of high enough standard it would host the Commonwealth Games and there's not many pools around that have nine lanes.
"The only missing link really is the clubrooms, but that's all set to change thanks to this funding which will give everyone involved with the club a lift.
"Here at Lithgow Swim Club we are all about the kids. Everyone pitches in to help and keep the costs down by volunteering their time and energy."
Mr Toole said members had already held a working bee and completely gutted the old kitchen to make way for the improvements.
"At this stage they are making every effort to complete the work before the club's Christmas carnival on December 5," he said.
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