Birthday celebrations for WIRAC


By Tania Phillips

  It’s amazing to think it’s been six year’s since

the YMCA took over management of the Warwick Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre


WIRAC manager Karen Peters said the centre had a lot planned to celebrate their sixth

birthday with events planned from 6-8 November.

“We have a special membership deal on off

and you buy six months and receive the summer for free which is an extra three months – so

that’s nine months for the price of six,” Karen


“And over the birthday weekend from Friday through to Sunday it’s half-priced pool

entry if anyone is come to the pool for a swim.

“We will have the pool inflatable up on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 2pm. We’re

going to do some flipperball which is aimed at

children from about five years and up that are

quite confident in the pool. We’re going to play

that on Saturday.

“We’ve got canoe polo which is on Sunday

at 10am – that should be fun. We play that on

Thursday nights anyway but we’ll put the canoes in the water on Sunday and see how we


The birthday events will be all water-based

for the weekend but there are other things

coming up at WIRAC too in November.

“We kick off our six-week summer shred

starting that week,” Karen explained.

“That’s $99 for six weeks and it’s a challenge

we’ve got going for the gym-goers.”

WIRAC have a Covid management plan in

place and are pretty much back to their usual

programs with social distancing in place and

special requirements in-place in the gym.

“We just adhere to all that – it’s good,” Karen


Find Wirac at 29 Palmerin Street in Warwick

phone 0746627955 or email

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