SWIMMING NEWS: Gayndah's pool is under new management as the reopening draws closer.
SWIMMING NEWS: Gayndah's pool is under new management as the reopening draws closer. Felicity Ripper

Passion aplenty at our pool

PASSION is often a huge driver in determining how successful a person will be in a new business venture.

Speaking with Ben and Amy Golchert, the new lessees of Gayndah's swimming pool, there was no shortage of passion and it's clear they have already begun to pour their hearts into the role.

With two young children themselves, Amy's background in teaching, a love for the water and a strong relationship with the community, I think Gayndah will be pleased to have this pair around the pool and guiding their young ones in the water.

Having a public swimming pool is so important for more reasons than just cooling down in summer.

Drowning is the most common form of accidental death in children aged under five in Australia, with almost half of those deaths associated with pools.

The story I wrote about Amy and Ben's new venture is splashed on page 39 of the Central and North Burnett Times, and the response it received on social media proves just how excited the community is to see these two diving into something new.


Tours a tonic for tough weekend trade in Mundubbera

Tours a tonic for tough weekend trade in Mundubbera

Billabong Motor Inn pitching tours to coach companies.

More mats for Monogorilby, school captains say

More mats for Monogorilby, school captains say

We have a chat with Monogorilby State School's 2019 leaders.

GRAPHIC: Vet's grisly find in horse's shoulder

GRAPHIC: Vet's grisly find in horse's shoulder

Vet makes surprising discovery while assessing injured horse.