THE Setia SPICE Aquatic Centre has now opened its swimming facilities to the public following its closure during the movement control order (MCO) period which had taken place earlier this year.
According to its manager Jackson Wang, the centre was slowly picking up pace after resuming its services recently on March 5. Penang was put under the conditional MCO until March 18.
“We are following all strict standard operating procedures (SOPs).
“We have a schedule that segregates the public, members and Wahoo members (swimming club) into respective groups.
“Each group will have its own timetable to use our pools. We are able to prevent overcrowding the facilities and this will ensure public health and safety.
“The people are now slowly regaining their confidence and returning to this place to enjoy their swimming sessions.
“Before opening the centre to the public, we had allowed training sessions for sportsmen,” Wang told Buletin Mutiara when the team visited the Setia SPICE Aquatic Centre today.
Wang said that the centre views the aspect of hygiene very seriously.
“We are committed to perform maintenance work for our pools, thrice a week.
“There are three pools available here, namely the lap pool, stretch pool and the diving pool.
“The lap and stretch pools are for our members and the public, but the diving pool is only for the sportsmen.”
“We maintain the pools every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The maintenance work takes around two hours.
“Children between three and 12-year-old will be using the stretch pool, a pool that is specially dedicated for them and we usually allow the parents to accompany the children.
“We are currently giving a special rate until March 31.
“Visitors can get to enjoy our swimming facilities for only RM5 per entry per visitor.
“We want to give back to the community during this difficult time,’’ Wang added.
Wang shared that other facilities in the centre such as the dance studio, Muay Thai training centre, badminton and squash courts are also currently open.
“We will also be offering our centre as the training venue for two new sports, namely, the dodgeball and floorball.
“There is also an upcoming project in the centre that would involve the setting up of a space for clinical assessment for athletes,’’ Wang said.
For further details, visit the Setia SPICE Aquatic Centre Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SETIASPICEAquatic/
Story by Tanushalini Moroter
Pix by Darwina Mohd Daud