What the locals say: Kelly Mune

Kelly Mune, lifeguard at the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre in Wagga Wagga

Kelly’s role as a Swim and Survive Instructor and now Lifeguard at the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre means she gets to be social, talk to lots of different people – the elderly, fit and healthy, children and families.

Hailing from Brisbane where she grew up swimming, she was happy to start working at the Oasis when she moved to Wagga to earn her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics.

“Everything is so easy and affordable here in Wagga, so I’ve stayed and have been able to buy a house.”

Kelly’s time outside of work also reflects her active lifestyle.

Kelly’s top five things to do in Wagga Wagga + Surrounds:

  1. Willans Hill: I have two maltese dogs, and I think the best place to walk them is over Willans Hill, then back through the Botanic Gardens.
  2. Pomingalarna Reserve: Mountain biking at Pomi is challenging as well as fun. There’s always other people out there, and it’s a great track.
  3. Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre: I see families come in at the start of my shift and with five pools, diving boards, inflatables, a canteen as well as BBQ facilities – they’ll be there nearly my whole shift having fun.
  4. Gym: It’s a great way to meet people as well as stay fit – there’s plenty to choose from.
  5. Water polo at the Oasis: The competition in Wagga is really growing, and local players are really progressing in other competitions.

First published: 03 Nov 2017.


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