Swim Academy mystery solved
THE mystery of the closure of Lismore Swim Academy has been solved.
Ken Malcolm, head coach and manager of learn-to-swim classes at Trinity Aquatic Centre, said Lismore Swim Academy owner Greg Sneesby had transferred the business to Trinity.
“Greg has given us the business, and we have hired all his staff who wanted to work here after checking their credentials, experience and interviewing them,” he said.
“Greg’s wife is studying in Brisbane, and when he got behind in the rent and his pumps were playing up he decided to shut the doors.”
Mr Malcolm said even Mr Sneesby had been locked out of the pool facilities, formerly know as the Splash Factory, after notifying the owner he was ready to give up the business.
“The owner shut the doors straight away, but Greg had paid his rent and operated for another week before the owner shut the doors again,” he said.
With his facilities suddenly closed, Mr Malcolm said Mr Sneesby called his clients to let them know and refunded their money.
Mr Malcolm said Mr Sneesby had met with him before the business was shut, and forms to join classes at Trinity, a top-performing swim centre, were given out to clients.
“They have already been honoured,” Mr Malcolm said.
“We’ve got most of Greg’s clients with us.”
Mr Malcolm also said Trinity had not changed their DA to include swimming lessons.
“We always had learn-to-swim classes and the swimming club, and it was Greg’s wish that his clients came to us because he wanted his instructors to have jobs and his clients have the same instructors,” he said.