IT may have been overcast but the water was sizzling with fun at Glenbrook Swim Centre's open day last Saturday.
There were aqua aerobics, Pilates, learn-to-swim demonstrations and splashes of laughter in the pool as many guests enjoyed the free admission and festivities, which included an appearance by the Rural Fire Service.
With the centre launching their aqua aerobics and pilates classes this week, and with construction of their new learn-to-swim dome under way ahead of its scheduled opening early next year, centre co-ordinator Scott Saunders said the day was a chance for locals to enjoy the facility.
"It was a good day, we had a bit of rain, but it was certainly a success," Mr Saunders said.
"It was just about encouraging visitation here and making people aware that it is a good environment for learn to swim, aqua aerobics, Pilates and recreational swimming."
Showing all the benefits the centre has and "putting everything on display" was Mr Saunders' highlight of the day.
"There was a lot of good feedback in relation to the aqua aerobics and Pilates so we're really, really confident it will do well," he said. "An enclosed dome is certainly very attractive for people in the Penrith area and Plains too so it's going to be a really exciting new venture."
Mr Saunders said he was looking forward to seeing families on day trips to the centre and locals lapping it up.
"We've just got a new plant room and new filtration system so there's fantastic water quality and we've just had the landscaping done, so it's an attractive sight and a fantastic attraction," he said.