Bellingen residents are lucky to have plenty of options for swimming – the nearby beaches, the Bellinger River and our local Swim Centre. The hot weather last week prompted me to go and investigate the Swim Centre, which is only a short walk from Hil’s Place. It’s in a beautiful setting and has a 25 metre x 8 lane pool with wheelchair access, a 20 metre warm up pool and a toddler pool. My grand-daughter is a bit too young to be interested in any of that, but she had great fun playing with the leaves she found at the edge of the pool.