Swimming Pool & Facilities

The Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre offers an incredible swimming experience within it's Harry Seidler designed facility. Featuring a heated 50-metre Olympic lap swimming pool, leisure swimming pool and small program pool with a spa, sauna and steam room. The facility caters for your year-round health and wellness goals. Our aquatic facility is home to your local Learn to Swim program, powered by Swimming Australia. It's a modern and effective program that focuses on contemporary experiential and activity-based learning techniques, as well as inspiring students to explore pathways into competitive and recreational lap swimming. We also host competitive squad programs, local swim clubs, aquatic birthday parties and school swimming carnivals.

Aquatic Facility Features

Find out more about each of our swimming pools below.

50m Olympic Swimming Pool

The Ian Thorpe Aquatic lap pool is an eight lane 50-metre pool with ‘easy steps’ for assisted entry and hoist. This indoor pool is heated all year round at approximately 26.5°C. We have a giant inflatable set up in the 50m pool every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm - 3pm. (Subject to availability). 

Program Pool

The program pool is used for our swimming and water safety program and gold aqua classes. The pool can be accessed by stairs or the access ramp and aqua wheelchairs are available for use. It is available at certain times for access by the general public and is heated to 32°C. Please note: The program pool is not available for public swimming during the below times due to Learn to Swim classes (excludes school holidays).


Leisure Swimming Pool

The leisure swimming pool is available for recreational swimming at all times and is equipped with a spa, water fountain and bubbles for fun and interactive play. It is a great pool for the whole family to enjoy. This indoor pool is heated to approximately 30°C.

Spa, Sauna and Steam Room

The Ian Thorpe Aquatic and Fitness Centre has a sauna (dry heat), which is heated to between 70°C - 90°C. Steam room (wet heat) heated above 41°C with a humidity of around 100%. The sauna and steam room are open from 6:00am until 9:00pm.

*Note these times may change without notice due to groups using the facilities.