Aquatics

 Aquatic Services

The following is a list of aquatics services available at Murray Leisure Centre. Click on any of the toggles to read more information about each.

25 Metre Pool

Our eight lane, 25 metre lap pool is heated to a range of 27-28.5°C and has been recently fitted with a disability hoist to supplement our easy access ladder. The lap pool is most popular among hire groups and lap swimmers and is used for swimming lessons, water walking, aqua aerobics, squad swimming, lap swimming, recreation and programs. Patrons should always be aware of the lane signage which is located at the end of each lane and should observe swimming etiquette keeping to the left of lanes. Please refer to the lane availability at reception for further information or should you wish to hire a lane, please discuss with our Customer Service Officers.

Hydrotherapy Pool

Our hydrotherapy pool is heated to a therapeutic range of 32 -34 degrees and offers private, modern surroundings, facilities for limited mobility, ramps, lifting equipment and variable depths. Our hydrotherapy pool offers patrons a unique opportunity to exercise in a low risk, pain relieving environment. The hydro pool is only for patrons over 16 years of age (unless through a special needs booking or instruction) and general pool entry does not include access to the hydro area.

Leisure Pool

The state of the art leisure pool is heated to a range of 28-30 degrees. The pool boasts a beach front entry with a turbo channel and is primarily used for children’s activities, children’s aquatic education classes and birthday parties.

Learn to Swim

The Murray Leisure Centre Swim School is a Royal Life Saving accredited Swim School and all instructors are qualified Austswim Instructors. We offer a range of swim classes for infants, learn to swim levels from beginner, intermediate and senior, higher levels through to bronze medallion, access and inclusion, adults, swim squads and private tuition throughout the year. In addition, the Department of Education run seasonal In-term and Vacswim programs. More information about our Swim School and details on how to book swim lessons can be found on our swim school page.

Child Supervision

Murray Leisure Centre is an accredited Watch Around Water facility, meaning that there are guidelines that must be followed whilst visiting.

  • Children under five years age must be accompanied by a responsible adult and supervised within arms reach at all times while in the centre.
  • Children under 10 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult and supervised within line of sight at all times while in the centre.

All unsupervised children will be removed from the water.

Change Facilities

There are six full size change rooms located throughout the Centre including individual shower cubicles, toilets and change areas.

A universal change room is available via pool deck to provide privacy for people with disability or parents with children. The patient transfer hoist assists with moving patrons from wheelchairs on to the change bench, toilet or shower.

Equipment Hire

A range of aquatic equipment is available for hire via reception.

Disability Access

Our aquatics area is well set up for people with mobility challenges. We have two mobility hoists, an aquatic wheelchair, a disability change bed with recliner settings, access ramps and adapted staircases. Our aquatic facility also has two dedicated change rooms with assistance alarms should help be required from our friendly staff. Many physio therapy groups regularly use the aquatic facility for injury recovery management.

Health and Hygiene

All patrons are asked to shower prior to entry into the pool.

All children under three years of age are required to wear a secure fitting aqua nappy. Aqua nappies can be purchased for a minimal cost at our kiosk.

Any person with abrasions should cover the abrasion with a water tight band aid.

Any person with open wounds will not be permitted to enter the water.

Patrons who have suffered from gastro or flu like symptoms are required to stay out of the water until they are well again or provide a letter from a medical practitioner.

Persons appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will be not be permitted to enter the water, and will be deemed unsuitable to supervise children under the age of 10 years.

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