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City to sign Memorandum of Understanding with Friends of Sea Point Pavilion

The City of Cape Town’s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department will sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Friends of Sea Point Pavilion (FSPP).

This agreement is entered into with the objective of developing a partnership between the FSPP and the City to address the many challenges the City faces relating to the maintenance of the pool.

Date: Tuesday 22 March

Venue: Sea Point Swimming Pool

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

All media are welcome to attend.

The nature and purpose of this agreement is to outline the roles and responsibilities of the parties. It will grant the FSPP certain rights at the Sea Point Swimming Pool complex, which will see them providing a supporting role to the City in managing the pool.

With this agreement, the FSPP will assist the City with raising funds that can contribute to the enhancement of the current maintenance operations, as well as improving the aesthetics and administration of the pool. The funds raised will also be used towards the development, co-ordination and promotion of sport and recreation projects at the facility. This includes the training of lifeguards at the pool, the provision of community projects relating to capacity building and skills development, as well as outreach and swimming education projects that will benefit the poor or needy members of the community that use the pool.

The Sea Point Swimming Pool complex consists of an Olympic size pool, two splash pools for children and a fully equipped springboard diving pool. It is a very important recreational, educational and therapeutic facility for the people of the city.

“Given its unique beachfront location, the pool is regarded by many as the most breath-taking public swimming pool in the world. The salt water swimming pools attract visitors from across the city and it has also become an important tourist attraction. There is an increasing need for the City to partner with communities around its flagship facilities. We wish to upgrade the Sea Point pool to a flagship facility and this collaboration will assist us”, said Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services.

The filtered seawater pools are part of the scenic Sea Point Pavilion. Although the pools are not heated, the facility is open throughout the year and a handful of brave Capetonians persist with their training at the Pavilion through winter, when water temperatures drop to about 12 degrees Celsius.

Media release on the City of Cape Town website

 

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Minty-Fresh™.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 15 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 20 posts. There were 14 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was December 20th with 32 views. The most popular post that day was About.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, seapointdays.co.za, google.co.za, andrewboraine.com, and healthfitnesstherapy.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for sea point swimming pool, sea point pavilion, sea point pavillion, sea point pool, and sea point pavillion swimming pool.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

About March 2009

2

Pictures September 2010

3

City of Cape Town (municipality) proud of clean swimming pools December 2009
1 comment

4

Sea Point lobby group delighted at court ruling September 2010
1 comment

5

Sea Point: safe from harm April 2010

The pool from outer space

Here is a helpful little video, if you still don’t know exactly where the Sea Point Pool is.

Ten reasons why the Sea Point Promenade is ‘My Cape Town’

CEO of the Cape Town Partnership, Andrew Borraine shares his enthusiasm for the Sea Point Promenade.   Click here for the original story and beautiful pictures.

Quick pic

An empty wintery pool in #SeaPoint http://bit.ly/aEx47j (via @carnivalcourt)

Topic of the day

I guess if I wanted to attract more visitors to this site, I’d have to find a story of a vuvuzela in Sea Point. Or a picture of a vuvuzela at the swimming pool. Any ideas?

More about the vuvuzela and the current euphoria