DECKED OUT: Mum of six Lori Hall has been named as the Murgon pool manager for the next two years.
DECKED OUT: Mum of six Lori Hall has been named as the Murgon pool manager for the next two years. Laura Blackmore

Meet the woman changing the lives of South Burnett youth

AS A mum of six kids there is never a dull moment in Lori Hall's life.

Now, the passionate advocate for health and fitness has added to her beautiful chaos by taking on the role as the manager at the Murgon Jubilee Swimming Pool for the next two years.

Since starting in the role in 2011, Mrs Hall said that she has always had a grand vision for the aquatic centre.

"I didn't want it to be just a pool,” Mrs Hall said.

"Yes, I have a passion for swimming and I used to be a competitive swimmer.

"But I also love people and wanted to create a space where kids could come and feel safe.

"With the age we are living in with mental illness and social media, I wanted it to be a place of healing.

"Exercise releases endorphins and makes for a happier body, mind and spirit,” she said.

As well as running the operations of the pool, Mrs Hall is a personal trainer and takes classes at the Murgon PCYC.

Murgon Pool is opening on Saturday, September, 21.
The Murgon Pool is opening on Saturday, September, 21. Laura Blackmore

With a tenacious drive to improve the lives of those around her, the manager is looking forward to another season on the pool deck.

"When I first took over it wasn't being used very much,” Mrs Hall said.

"I brought programs to the pool that hadn't been done, such as aqua box and aqua aerobics.

"The pool is now pumping with learn to swim every day as well as squad training.

"I think it's taken this long for people to see how good it is.

"I'm in the process of trying to implement a few more things and hopefully we will get more people in the water this season,” she said.

Lori Hall has been named as the new pool manager at Murgon for the next two years.
Lori Hall is looking forward to meeting the locals at their season launch party on Saturday, September 21. Laura Blackmore

To celebrate the opening of the Murgon Jubilee Swimming Pool they will be hosting a season launch party on Saturday, September 21.

It will give locals the opportunity to meet the team and enjoy a family-friendly event as the weather heats up in the South Burnett.

For more information about the event visit the pool's Facebook page here.