More Pools Opening This Weekend

Published on 07 November 2023


Community pools in Batlow, Khancoban, and Tumbarumba will have a phased opening schedule for the 2023 swim season starting from Saturday 11 November.

Snowy Valleys Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Works, Duncan Mitchell said recruiting qualified pool supervisors and lifeguards had been challenging again this year and there had been some early concerns that the Batlow Pool may not have been able to open as planned.

“We are pleased to advise that we have been able to secure an experienced supervisor for the Batlow pool who will start at the end of November,” he said. 

“As a result, the Batlow pool will open for the season from Monday 13 November, and be managed by pool staff billeted from Tumut and Adelong until the new pool supervisor starts,” Mr Mitchell explained. “This is a positive outcome for the community and Council.”

All five Council pools have seen extensive upgrades over the last few years thanks to government funding, including new and improved swimming and water play facilities for younger children, solar and blankets to aid water temperature regulation, new shaded and entry areas, and accessible amenities.

Pools fees have also been re-introduced for the season with several different options available, including daily admissions, family day tickets, single, family, and concession season passes, and after-hours access.

Enthusiastic swimmers can apply to council for annual passes and after-hour access cards that can be utilised across all council pools during opening hours.

All pools are also available for hire to local schools and community groups at the discretion of the Pool Supervisor.  Learn to swim and exercise classes are also held at different pools across the season. People should contact their local pool supervisor during operating hours for more details.

Pools opening for the season:

  • Khancoban – Saturday 11 November 1.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Tumbarumba – Saturday 11 November 1.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Batlow – Monday 13 November 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Pools in Tumut and Adelong opened to the public on the 7th of October.

Visit Council’s website at for pool pass application forms and opening hour details.