Below is a list of the top and leading Public Swimming Pools in Canberra. To help you find the best public swimming pools located near you in Canberra, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Canberra’s Best Public Swimming Pools:
The top rated public swimming pools based on size, cleanliness, and accessibility are:
- Dickson Aquatic Centre
- Canberra Olympic Pool and Health Club
- Manuka Pool
Dickson Aquatic Centre
Dickson Aquatic Centre values it’s place as the most unique outdoor swimming and recreation facility that caters for the whole community. Their variety of pools, beautiful park and BBQ areas set among a canopy of different tress make it the perfect place to swim, play or relax. Their friendly staff are committed and trained on maintaining a safe and welcoming environment and delivering a range of beneficial programs. A better place to learn to swim this summer.
Swimming Carnivals, Pool Party, Ninja Kids Fitness, Swimming Programs.
“Lots of trees and leafy shade. Family friendly. Great staff. Lots of pools for all size humans. Picnic tables. Barbecues. Beach volley ball sand pit. 25m lap pool. Few better. This aquatic centre is a classic.” -Peter Homfray
Canberra Olympic Pool and Health Club
Canberra Olympic Pool and Health Club is your local community aquatic and recreation centre and as part of YMCA NSW, they believe in giving back to their local communities and that’s what they do there. The memberships and fees help them fund a range of beneficial community programs such as SwimAbility and Brightside. Get fit and healthy and at the same time feel good that you’re doing your bit for the community. Canberra Olympic Pool is a partnership between the ACT Government and YMCA, New South Wales.
Swimming Lessons, Aquatics for Fun, SwimAbility Program, Group Fitness, Venue Hire.
“Good basic pool to visit especially during heatwave conditions. Has diving and fitness swimming options. A bit of everything for the whole family. Reasonably priced. Can’t complain really.” -Allan Spessa
Manuka Pool is originally named “The Swimming Pool” was officially opened on January 1931. Canberra’s first pool is an exceptional and fantastic work of Federal Art Deco style designed by principal architect Mr. Henderson. Before the pool’s completion, Canberrans swam in the Molonglo River and other local swimming holes at the Murrumbidgee Rivers and at the Cotter.. Canberra’s first pool was built on the south side as it was closer to more Canberra residents than any of the north side location. Since the pool’s opening it has been the destination for social activities during the summer period.
Outdoor 6 lane 30 meter pool, Shaded Outdoor Toddlers Pool, Expansive Shaded Grounds, Children’s Pirate Ship Playground, Cafe Swimming Lessons.
“Perfect for a hot day. very family friendly, even has a nice lawn area with barbeques.”