Swimwear is flag of choice on Australia Day
AUSTRALIAN flag swimwear was the signature fashion item at Bundamba Swim Centre yesterday, as crowds gathered at the aquatic venue to celebrate the nation's birthday.
In what has become an annual tradition, the centre was one of four public swimming pools in Ipswich that offered free admission to celebrate Australia Day.
Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee chairperson councillor David Morrison said Australia Day celebrations at the swimming pools included fun activities for the whole family.
"The council has been hosting Australia Day Celebrations at our swim centres since 1997 when a community pool party was first held," he said. "Since then, thousands of people each year have enjoyed this fun and free day."
Redbank father of seven Dave Waddington and his family were among those who gathered at Bundamba Swim Centre for the event. "This is our fifth year we've come here to the pool for Australia Day," he said. "It's an ideal scene to celebrate everything Australian."
Also at the centre were volunteers from Footprints in the Park who held a sausage sizzle. The money raised will benefit local charity.