News - Moss Vale Aquatic Centre

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May 16, 2019

Written by Shannon Lavery, Accredited Practising Dietitian

One-tray bake recipes are perfect for those short on time, especially in the evenings, and are looking for a quick and easy dinner solution to satisfy the whole family that won’t compromise their health. They provide maximum nutrition, with minimal prep time or dirty dishes. Plus, you can use almost any vegetable you have in the fridge.

Our One-Tray Mediterranean Vegetable Bake is super high in fibre which will help keep you feeling fuller for longer with each serve contains more than 6 serves of vegetables! Making it a very easy way to achieve the recommended goal of at least 5 serves of vegetables each day.

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One-Tray Mediterranean Bake Recipe:

Serves 4

Prep time:

10 minutes

Cooking time:

Approximately 1 hour

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 x 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 x 400g can brown lentils, drained & rinsed
  • 1 large eggplant, sliced 1cm thick
  • 4 small potatoes, sliced 1cm thick
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced 1cm thick
  • 1 small red capsicum, sliced 1cm thick
  • 12 kalamata olives
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 50g reduced fat feta, crumbled
  • ½ cup mozzarella
  • Chilli flakes, to serve (optional)
  • Black pepper, to serve (optional)
METHOD:
  1. In a large baking tray, mix together 1 can diced tomatoes (400g), garlic and lentils. Spread evenly over the base of the tray.
  2. Layer with eggplant, potato, zucchini and capsicum. Top with the second can of diced tomatoes (400g), sprinkle with oregano and scatter with olives. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 175ᵒC for 40 minutes.
  3. Top with feta and mozzarella and bake a further 15-20 minutes.
  4. Serve with chilli flakes and cracked pepper if desired.

Enjoy and if you post it, be sure to tag our socials in your culinary creations so we can see!


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May 7, 2019

From the 4th February to 22nd April our challengers across our 5 centres journeyed to a better place for health and fitness. With some training 4-5 times a week, they also focused on their nutrition to compete for a healthier lifestyle for themselves.

Our 8 Week Challenge Included:
– Exclusive challenge group training sessions
– Access to our 8 Week Challenge Portal
– Full Body Scan & Fitness Assessment
– Training Program & Meal Plan
– Nutrition Advice

To spice things up BlueFit offered a $2000 prize to the top female and male national winners. Congratulations to our National female winner, Aphrodite Cox from Bexley who lost 7.0kg and 7.1% in body fat and our National male winner, Robert Henry from BayFit who lost 13.5kg and 6.2% in body fat!

A huge shout out to our site winners who won a free 12-month membership:

James Borbone who lost 10.8kg and 6.6% in body fat & Jennifer Cavanagh who lost 7.2kg and 2.2% in body fat!

This is only the ending of the first chapter on your new journey. Take what you have learnt from the challenge and continue to apply it in your new lifestyle!


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May 7, 2019

We have another public holiday around the corner, the Queen’s Birthday on Monday 10th June. Due to this, we will have alternative opening hours and class schedules.

OPENING HOURS:

9:00 am – 6:00pm (Pool closes 1 hour prior to centre)

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES:

No group fitness classes.

SWIM SCHOOL:

No swim school classes will be running.


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May 3, 2019

The number of people with a disability in Victoria is increasing and is expected to continue to grow due to population growth, ageing and increased life expectancy. People with a disability form 18.4 per cent of the Victorian population.

Here at Moss Vale Aquatic Leisure Centre, we aim to improve the quality of life for people with a disability through the provision of a broad range of supports and community services. At our facility, we have entry and exit ramps, as well as an aquatic wheelchair and wheelchair hoist available at all times at the centre for use. If you are in need of this service or know someone who might, come on down and ask one of our friendly staff to help you!

We want to give everyone a go at maintaining the health, fitness and safety around water!


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May 3, 2019

Ari and Ashley are both squad students that train at Moss Vale Aquatic Centre and had the opportunity to compete at state. Ari is a squad member coached by Ben Blaik and Kirrilee Bracht. He is also a part of the Moss Vale Amateur Swimming Club that ran racing meets on Friday evening throughout Terms 4 and 1. Ashely has been attending Moss Vale Aquatic Centre since the day it opened, which is now going on 6 years. She has been in our Squad program work her way up from mini to gold level in this time.

Ari has had a fantastic season of swimming. In February, he won Junior Boys Champion at the Wingecarribee District PSSA Swimming Carnival. He also deserves a massive congratulations on competing in six events at the South Coast Regional PSSA Swimming Carnival, coming 2nd in the Junior Boys 50m Butterfly in the following month.

He had a great swim and shaved 5 sec off his qualifying time to finish with a personal best of 42.62 sec. This result meant Ari qualified to compete at the NSW PSSA swimming carnival at Homebush. At the State Carnival, he had a fantastic swim getting another personal best of 39.74 sec. He finished 5th in his heat and 22nd, overall out of 39.

Also this year Ashley has been 14 years age champion at Chevalier and was under 14s girl champion at the southern highlands twilight zone. She was competing against all high schools in the southern highlands, which is amazing!

To achieve this Ashley trains up to 7 sessions a week both morning and evenings as well as competing at Moss Vale Swim Club on Friday evening, and other carnivals on the weekends.

We would like to congratulate all of our learn to swim and squad students in their amazing efforts during their carnival season. It has been an amazing effort and is thrilling to hear of all the triumphs of those who made it to state levels.

We would also like to congratulate Jessica Wray and Leo Zhu on your dedication to Moss Vale Aquatic Centre and for your brilliant swim season leading you to state.


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May 3, 2019

For Mother’s Day, we wanted to celebrate all of our amazing Aussie mums out there with a special giveaway!

We ran a competition on Facebook and to enter we wanted to know why your mum or a mum you know (could be yourself!) deserves to win this prize!

Our amazing prize is valued at over $200 and only features products curated by Australian Mums! This includes Sophie Guidolin’s book, Macros, Zoe Foster Blake’s Go-To beauty products, Kristina Karlsson’s Kikki K stationary, Carolyn Creswell’s Carmen’s and products from Sue Ismiel’s Nad’s.

Check the post here! 

It was a hard choice to make as there were so many deserving winners and heart-warming responses but our winner is…

Caroline Coady from Moss Vale Aquatic Centre!

“I’d actually like to win this for myself as my mum lives overseas, and I’m going to be spending Mother’s Day sleeping after a night shift, as my job as a midwife means we can never take it for granted that we’ll be able to spend these occasions with our own families ☺️”
(replied comment supported by Deborah Avery Hutchinson) “@Caroline Coady, I second Caroline’s entry, she looked after my baby after he was born (only 8 months ago) with so much love and consideration to me and to my baby boy! I can imagine Caroline would constantly be away from or sleeping through major events like Mother’s Day! So please consider her x”


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April 16, 2019

BlueFit is proud to have a dedicated and committed BlueFit Green team. This past year the team has been researching smart energy savings options and practices that will make all our sites in Australia more environmentally sustainable. We are implementing our initiatives in phases to ensure we are finding the best solutions to use in all our facilities.

Some initiatives are visible to customers and staff, such as the reduction of plastic in our cafes and the introduction of more drinking fountains to refill reusable bottles. Other initiatives are happening behind the scenes.

In our plant rooms, we have been installing variable speed drives (VSDs) on our mechanical equipment. These devices can power-down our equipment in times of low centre usage and power-up the equipment only when it is necessary – during peak usage. Our lights look the same, but many have already been replaced with LED fixtures. These fixtures are now significantly reducing our energy demands!

BlueFit Green’s next initiative is to introduce our own BlueFit “Keep Cup” and recycling bins throughout our centres. We are looking forward to seeing BlueFit blend more green in our surrounding environments, are you?


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April 4, 2019

At a time when keeping connected with loved ones is as easy as lifting your mobile phone from your pocket, it is comforting to know that those close to us really are within reach at any given moment. However, when it comes to supervising your child at our (or any) swimming pools, the concept of being within arms reach has an even greater significance.

Here, it is a matter of life and death.

Over the last few months, our lifeguards have saved the lives of several children whose parents or guardians were otherwise preoccupied on their phones – one of the recoveries occurred within arms reach of the parent, who was too busy on their phone.

Our lifeguards are an important safety feature but they DO NOT replace the close supervision of accompanying adults. A puddle of water is enough to cause an infant to drown, and as many as 20% of near-drowning survivors suffer permanent neurological disability.

We understand how easy it is to have new notifications or having the latest news at your fingertips but we urge you to remember the reason why you are where you are. It is for the sake of the loved one(s) who, at this moment are relying on you.

Keep safe and happy swimming for all of our customers!


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April 4, 2019

This is the sign you have been looking for to get back into an active and healthy lifestyle!

Join Moss Vale Aquatic Centre in the month of April and get the first month free (2 direct debits)! You’ll also pay a $0 joining fee on our Results memberships.

If you have any questions about our health club memberships or would like to try us out, please fill out our enquiry form or call us on 02 4868 1967.

Please note you must be 16 years and over to accept this offer.

Membership Options


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April 4, 2019

We are closed on Good Friday, 19th of April but we are open on Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and Monday 22 Easter Day public holidays, however, we will have amended trading hours on these days.

Opening Hours:
19th April – Good Friday: CLOSED
20th April – Easter Saturday: 9am – 6pm
21st April – Easter Sunday: 9am – 6pm
22nd April – Easter Monday: 9am – 6pm

Group Fitness Classes:
20th April – Easter Saturday: NONE
21st April – Easter Sunday: NONE
22nd April – Easter Monday: NONE

Swim School
No learn to swim classes