By Michaela Meade
WynActive’s AquaPulse, together with Life Saving Victoria (LSV), hosted a Family Day to celebrate the reopening of the Hoppers Crossing centre’s water slides.
The event also promoted the “watch around water” safety message.
Two giant LSV safety ducks visited the site and floated across four lanes throughout the day.
WynActive aquatic facilities general manager Barry Harrison said the joint program aims to highlight the importance of safety in and around water.
“The event has been scheduled during the school holidays as an opportunity to engage parents and children together in a fun and positive environment while highlighting the water safety message,” Mr Harrison said.
“I’m very proud that AquaPulse has won the state Watch Around Water award for the last four years in a row, but that doesn’t mean we can be complacent in relation to vigilance of water safety.
“In fact the opposite is the case, because many children have been forced out of the water for an extended period due to COVID restrictions.
“One of our key aims is to raise the profile of aquatic recreation and encourage local children of all ages to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle in a safe and welcoming environment.”
The event marked the first time since the coronavirus shutdown that the waterslides were operational and open to the public.