Stunned witnesses said about 30 youths had punched and kicked staff, including a young woman, on the grass at Oak Park Aquatic Centre about 4pm yesterday.No Alex, not 'another Cronulla', just another Maroubra.
One witness, Alex, said families had recoiled in horror at the bashings. "I've never seen anything like it," Alex said. "I thought, 'Not another Cronulla'. There seemed to be dozens of people involved, with most wading into the staff and people trying to help them.
"They all appeared to be Middle-Eastern youths."
Three male lifeguards and one female security guard had been set upon by the group. The staff, including one who suffered a smashed cheek, had been taken to hospital for treatment.