WARRNAMBOOL Swimming Club is excited to have "the best of both worlds" after Aquazone opted to re-open its outdoor pool earlier than planned.
Coach Jayson Lamb said competitors would return to the pool on Monday when it opened after coronavirus restrictions forced them onto dry land.
The club has been using the ocean in 2020 with the Aquazone indoor pool, which remains closed, shutdown twice during the pandemic.
"We'll still utilise the ocean too; the kids have been really enjoying that," Lamb said.
"We'll combine the two and have the best of both worlds."
Lamb said the swimming club would use the 50-metre outdoor pool mornings and afternoons.
The older 16 to 18-year-old age group could do "six sessions a week" under the current format permitted.
"Aquazone management have been really good," Lamb said. "We'll go back to pretty close to normal times for the swimming club.
"We are still restricted with numbers but that's fine, that's just the way it is."
Lamb said there would be a roster. "The kids will get a huge benefit from it," he said of the re-opening.
The Warrnambool outdoor pool usually opens in mid-November with the indoor one open year-round.
But under the state government's regional roadmap to re-opening it was allowed to open in step two.
Regional Victoria has already moved to step three due to its low case numbers.
"Not very often a country club has benefit over a city club but we will for about four weeks," Lamb said.
"I hope pools everywhere and councils are all trying to work together to give everyone, not just swimming clubs, the opportunity to participate in what they love doing."