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Centre Update

9 Jul 2020

As we move towards a reopening of the centre, we are pleased to provide you with this update.

To ensure we continue to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all of the community when we ...

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Sports Centre Update

10 Jun 2020

Dear members,

The Y NSW welcomes the announcement by the NSW Sports Minister this morning on the return of community sport from 1 July. We eagerly await further clarifications and guidelines that are in development under ...

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Important Update for Recreation Members

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) announcement re. Amended Membership Policy and changes to service

The Y NSW is at our core a community organisation and we take the health and wellbeing of our patrons and staff seriously. The Y ...

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Open Weekend - Free Gym Access

21 Feb 2020

Didn’t get enough time with us at O-Week?

Come and visit us for more fitness fun on campus! 

It’s our O-pen weekend from Sat 22nd - Mon 24th Feb! We are opening the centre up for ...

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Seniors Mental Health and Mindfulness Seminar

21 Feb 2020

NSW Seniors Festival may have come and gone but not at UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre!

To continue to support our senior members, we will be holding a Health and Wellbeing Seminar on Mental Health and ...

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NSW Seniors Festival

3 Feb 2020

NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, reaching up to 500,000 seniors each year.

The festival gives local seniors the chance to make new friends or get together with old ...

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6 Week Summer Bootcamp

12 Dec 2019

Looking for a way to start 2020 off right? We have just the thing. 

6 Week Summer Bootcamp - with Marvin

By combining an intense full-body workout with team work, bootcamp programs are very effective in reducing ...

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International Student Swim Intensive Program 2020

4 Dec 2019

International Student Swim Intensive Program – ENROL TODAY
Are you an international student and an intermediate swimmer looking to improve your swimming skills? Then this intensive program is for you.

This intensive program is designed ...

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Christmas & New Years Trading Hours

27 Nov 2019

As the holiday season fast approaches, we would like to notify our members of the Christmas trading hours during the festive season. 

See below updated centre operating times:

  • Monday 23rd Decmeber - 6:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday ...

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Refer a Friend (Nov 2019)

31 Oct 2019


Training with friends keeps you accountable and makes it more fun! Existing members, refer a friend this week and you'll both receive the benefits*

  • you get 2 weeks free ...

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Merchandise NEW ARRIVALS

17 Oct 2019


We'd be 'LION' if we said weren't VERY excited to announce the arrival of some NEW UNSW Merchandise in centre!

The new gear is proudly brought to you in partnership with ...

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Enrol to WIN Promotion

30 Sep 2019

There are a number of reasons why you’d get in a swimming pool. Learn to swim safely, do some laps in your own time or join a squad to take it up a notch. Well, you ...

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World Mental Health Day 2019

27 Sep 2019

Please join us for a FREE fitness class on ‘World Mental Health Day’ 

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around ...

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26 Sep 2019

This Sunday 29th September is ACTIVE NATION DAY!

To celebrate this, we will be opening our centre for FREE all weekend! Thats right! FREE on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September. 


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UNSW Dip, Dodge and Dance - Schedule

23 Sep 2019

We hope you are as excited as we are for this great inclusive event on campus!

In collaboration with the UNSW Queer Collective and UNSW EDI, The UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre is hosting a FREE ...

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Labour Day Long Weekend

18 Sep 2019

Please be advised that the Labour Day long weekend is approaching. As a result, Monday 7th October will be a Public Holiday.

The centre will operate as per usual on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October.  ...

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R U OK Day 2019

10 Sep 2019

R U OK? Day is this Thursday September 12. It is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that any day is the day to ask, “Are you ok?” and support those struggling with ...

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Learn to Swim Week 2019

6 Sep 2019

We are participating in Learn to Swim Week 2019

Join us 30 September – 7th October for a FREE Swimming Lesson*

The Y provides a swimming lesson program that has a strong emphasis on personal water safety ...

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UNSW Queer Dip, Dodge and Dance

12 Aug 2019

The UNSW Queer Collective and UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre proudly present: UNSW Queer Dip, Dodge and Dance.

This free inclusive Gym and Swim evening will be held at the UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre on ...

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International student Learn to Swim Program Term 3

23 Jul 2019

International student Learn to Swim Program – ENROL TODAY
Can’t swim or not a confident swimmer? Join the 8-week Learn to Swim program for just $50.
What previous students say “I have learned to swim ...

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Good News Story - Squads

23 Jul 2019

UNSW Squad Swimmers competed for the UNSW Swim Club at the Swimming NSW Metropolitan Championships (Fri 19 – Sun 21 July).

The meet saw over 70 swim clubs in the Sydney Metropolitan area enter swimmers.

33 UNSW swimmers ...

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FREE PrYme Workshop this August

19 Jul 2019

Want to learn about the benefits of incorporating resistance training into your workout? 

Come along to our FREE PrYme Workshop this August and hear from our experienced trainers and learn some new tricks to improving your ...

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Winter Warriors

15 Jul 2019

Master the skills you’ll need for summer!

Get 40% OFF your 2nd swim lesson! Book Today!

Benefits of swimming twice a week:

  • Additional time with instructors who promote water safety to your child 
  • Fast track your ...

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UPDATE: Pool Availability Sunday 14 July

12 Jul 2019

Attention members and guests

Please be advised that due to planned maintenance works being undertaken in our aquatics department, the pool will not be open for public use until 9:00 am this Sunday 14th July.

The ...

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Active Kids Vouchers news!

10 Jul 2019

Second Active Kids voucher AVAILABLE NOW!

About Active Kids

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the Active Kids program.

The Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of ...

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Good News Story - Squads

2 Jul 2019



A Huge congratulations to our very own Stuart Swinburn (competitive swimmer) and Bruce Vyvyan (coach) on their selection on the NSW Touring Team to compete at the 2019 USA Swimming National ...

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Swim News June 2019

1 Jul 2019

Want to know more about our Swim School and find out what has been happening?

Click here to grab a copy of our latest edition of SWIM NEWS! 

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Queen's Birthday Long Week

27 May 2019

Did someone say ANOTHER LONG WEEKEND! 

Please be aware of the changes to our trading hours and service availability on these days.

Saturday 8 June & Sunday 9 June 2019 - Normal trading hours (8am - ...

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Members BBQ Event 30 May

22 May 2019

Calling all members!

Did someone say FREE Sausage Sizzle!? 


To celebrate the month of members, we will be running a FREE members BBQ on the Pool lawn. 


Come down and grab a feed and ...

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May is for Members

1 May 2019

This  May we will be celebrating MAY IS FOR MEMBERS!


We want to show our appreciation for the most important people in our centre.. our members! We will be running a variety of free events in centre ...

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Stress Less Week 2019

3 Apr 2019

UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre are very excited to be a part of Stress Less Week 2019 at UNSW.

Health and fitness are very important parts of everyday life, particularly with the stress that can arise ...

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Easter & Anzac Day trading hours

3 Apr 2019

Attention Patrons,

Please be aware that our hours will be reduced during the Easter Long Weekend & Anzac Day.

Good Friday, 19 April – Closed 

Easter Saturday, 20 April  – 8am - 4pm

Easter Sunday, 21 April  – ...

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Youth Week 2019

2 Apr 2019

Connect, Share, Speak Out and Celebrate

NSW Youth Week is happening from Wednesday the 10th April to Friday the 18th of April. To celebrate YMCA – UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre will be hosting ...

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Refer a Friend - Swim School Special Offer

2 Apr 2019

Calling ALL Swim School Families!

We love having you as a part of our Swim School Family here at UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre and we hope that you feel the same!

Let your family and friends ...

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Refer a Friend - Fitness Special Offer

2 Apr 2019

Calling ALL Fitness Members!

  • Are you on a Direct Debit Membership? – refer a friend to receive 2 weeks free on your membership!
  • Opted for an Upfront membership – refer a friend to win a $25 ...

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Gym Strength Equipment Upgrades - 29 March - 4 April 2019

28 Mar 2019

Following on with gym upgrades in the centre the removal, relocation and installation of new strength training equipment will take place throughout the gym shortly. Through listening to member feedback, consultation with experts and to replace ...

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Easter Colouring In Competition

26 Mar 2019

It's competition time at UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre! 

Open to all Learn to Swim students (Tadpole to Shark Level). Colour In Philbert the Frog and his easter basket for your chance to WIN! 

Competition starts ...

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Nominate Your Mates for FREE PT Sessions at UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre

21 Mar 2019

Nominate Your Mates to come and try Personal Training at the UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre

Follow the link below, enter your details and the info of the friend you would like to refer and receive ...

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Term 1 2019 Fitness Timetables

15 Mar 2019


To view the class descriptions, Click here 

Where to find our classes in centre: 

Courtside Studio, Level 1.

Sky Studio, Level 2.

*All group exercise classes 60 ...

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International Women's Day 2019

27 Feb 2019

What is International Women's Day?


International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender ...

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Exclusive to Campus Residents

26 Feb 2019

Exlusive offer for UNSW Residents!


  • Join with a friend and SAVE
  • When you join with a friend (must both be UNSW residents) and purchase a UNSW ...

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Urgent lighting upgrades to Fitness Cente

6 Feb 2019

Attention Members and Guests


Tomorrow the 7th of February urgent lighting upgrades will take place in the front of the gym.


Due to the complexity around the work being done and in order ...

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Australia Day Public Holiday

21 Jan 2019

Attention Members & Guests,

All programs will run as per usual in centre on Saturday 26 January 2019


Monday 28 January 2019 is the Australia Day Public Holiday The centre will be open between ...

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EXCITING CARDIO UPGRADE NEWS: Installation of BRAND NEW Precor equipment Tue 18 Dec - Fri 21 Dec

17 Dec 2018

Attention UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre Members,

We are excited to announce that next week the centre will be receiving new Precor cardio equipment. In the evening of Tuesday the 18th of December until Thursday the ...

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Christmas Trading Hours 2018

29 Nov 2018

Christmas is coming!

Please be aware that during the months of December and January, the centre wil operate on reduced trading hour. Be aware that some programs will not be running over this period and others ...

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Labour Day Public Holiday Trading Hours

17 Sep 2018

The Labour Day Long Weekend is fast approaching.


On Monday 1 October the Centre will operate on public holiday trading hours. Please see below for information regarding what programs and services will be available on ...

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R U OK? Day 2018

13 Sep 2018

R U OK? Day is on September 13. It is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that any day is the day to ask, “Are you ok?” and support those struggling with life ...

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UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre is 'Inspiring Future Champions' in the pool

10 Sep 2018

At UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre, we believe that every young person should have the opportunity to be a future champion!

Swimming is a life skill and with Summer fast approaching, now is the time to be ...

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Refer a friend to UNSW Fitness & Aquatic centre and WIN $50

5 Sep 2018

There are so many benefits to working out with a friend at the gym!

  • Motivation
  • Accountability
  • Support 
  • Safety
  • Challenge and more!

Do you enjoy having fun hanging out with your friends? why not refer them to join ...

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Upcoming UNSW Campus Beautification works and there impact on access to UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre

29 Aug 2018

From Monday 3 September 2018, UNSW will be commencing with their Campus Beautification project. During this time there will be some dates where works will impact on the way members can access to the UNSW Fitness ...

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Meet our Personal Trainer Mike

28 Aug 2018

Certificate IV Personal Training
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Yoga Instructor
Pilates Instructor
Boxing Instructor

Industry Experience:
Strength Conditioning
Weightloss and Nutrition
Postural Alignment and Flexibility 

Hi, My name’s Mike. My main role is a personal ...

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Meet our Personal Trainer Marvin

28 Aug 2018

Certificate III & IV in Fitness
Powerlifting Australia 
Level 1 Australian Institute of 
Level 1&2 Weightlifting Australia PGCE Strength & Conditioning
ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach Level 1
BSc Sports & Exercise Science

Industry ...

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Meet our Personal Trainer Danielle

28 Aug 2018

B.App.Science (Exercise & Sport Science) U.Syd
Master of Physiotherapy – U. Syd 
Strength & Conditioning Coach Level 1
Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) Certified Trainer
Fitness Australia Certified Trainer
Polestar Mat Pilates Certified 
CPR ...

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Meet our Personal Trainer Pascal

28 Aug 2018

Diploma in Fitness- 
PT, Gym Instructor.
First Aid and Cpr

Industry Experience:
Functional and Resistance Training
Boxing and Thai boxing , Level 1&2,15 Years Of Experience
Strength Gains
Weight Loss

My PT journey began ...

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Meet our Personal Trainer Rachel

28 Aug 2018

3rd Year Exercise Physiology student at UNSW
Certificate III in Fitness – AIF 2012
Certificate IV in Fitness – AIF 2012
Registered Level 2 Exercise Professional – Fitness Australia
Current First Aid and CPR 
Punchfit ...

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Meet our Personal Trainer Melody

28 Aug 2018

Certificate IV Personal Training
Certificate III Fitness
First Aid Certificate

Industry Experience:
High Intensity Interval Training
Bootcamp / Group / Partner training 
Functional Training & Mobility
Heart Rate monitoring

Melody is an outgoing ...

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Meet our Personal Trainer Luca

28 Aug 2018

Personal Trainer Luca 

Certificate IV in Fitness
Certificate III in Fitness
CPR and First Aid

 Industry Experience:
 Fat loss
 Group Fitness
 TRX training

My career in fitness was fuelled by my ambition to ...

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Meet our Personal Trainer Melanie

28 Aug 2018

Industry Experience:
Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics 
AIS Sports Nutrition 
Certificate IV Personal Training
Certificate III Fitness
Les Mills BodyPump, GRIT, RPM
ACE Boxing Certification
Industry Experience:

Nutrition (sports, chronic disease, weight loss, muscle gain)
Strength ...

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Meet our Personal Trainer Marcell

28 Aug 2018

Certificate 4 Fitness
BSc Excerise Physiology
Certificate 3 Fitness

Industry Experience:
Nutrition Planning
Group Fitness Training
Health and Wellness
Flexibility Training

Over the past 25 years as a former Olympic athlete, Exercise Physiologist, strength/ mobility ...

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Mixed Netball Competition

23 Aug 2018

We're trying new things at UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre! 

Looking for some mixed up fun?

Why not try our Mixed Team Netball Social Competition.

Yes!  That's right, male and female. 

Great fun and friendly competition. 

Competition begins ...

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3x3 Basketball Competition

23 Aug 2018

UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre Social Sport Competitions. 

You asked for it, we deliver!

New to UNSW Social Sports is our 3x3 Basketball Social Sport Competition. Grab some mates and join the friendly competition fun.

ONLY $80 ...

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Gymnastics for kids is coming to UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre

20 Aug 2018

Strong. Flexible. Coordinated. Confident.

The YMCA NSW is one of the largest providers of gymnastics training across the state. Start your gymnastics journey now at UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre. Gymnastics training helps children develop both physically ...

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Swim School Newsletter August 2018

20 Aug 2018

Keep up to date with upcoming events and information at UNSW Swim School. 

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Water Polo Clinic

4 Jul 2018

Water Polo Clinic: 

Brand new to our Holiday Program schedule. This is a 3 day program open to swimmers at a squad level who can competently swim for 150m without rest and can tread water for ...

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Winter Warrior XPRESS

3 Jul 2018

Swim More, Pay Less!

Be Ready for Summer by fast tracking your Swimming Results with Water Warriors X P R E S S

UNSW Fitness & Aquatic is offering 25% off your second weekly swimming lessons! ...

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UNSW College and Residents Membership

2 Jul 2018

Semester 2 College Membership on sale from 1st JULY 2018

Make the most of your College Membership, the sooner you join the more value you receive.

UNSW College Membership is valid until 24th December 2018. Enquire here ...

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New parking information for Swim School and Squad enrolments

1 Jul 2018

After Hours (AH) permits are now available to YMCA Swim School and Squad Members. Members have the option to purchase a permit for six months at $127.00 each or for 12 months @ $255.00. 
The ...

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Become a Water Warrior

28 Jun 2018

Maintain your skills and stay water safe during the cooler months. 

Our YMCA Swimschool Specialist talks about the many benefits of continuing swimming lessons over the cooler months.

Some benefits include:

Regular lessons maintain skills

When ...

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Article - Your Thoughts and Your Food

12 Jun 2018

 Your Thoughts and Your Food 

“Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your ...

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UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre Star - 10th in the world!

29 Aug 2017

UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Swimming Star - Stuart Swimburn has swam an incredible race today, placing 10th in the world!

Please join us in congratulating Stuart in this incredible achievement!

Stuart started from Toddlers, and now ...

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Junior Australian Champion!

18 Aug 2017

Join us in Congratulating UNSW Swim School Superstar Stuart Swinburn.
Our home grown Australian Representative is heading off to the USA to compete at the Junior World Championships.
Go Stuart!!
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie
Oi, Oi, Oi ...

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Monthly Members Breakfast

7 Mar 2017

All members are invited to join us for a monthly members breakfast at Laz's Poolside Cafe on the first Tuesday of each month*. Start your day off on the right foot. Gold coin donation optional, funds ...

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Accessing the Wellness Studio

31 Jan 2017

The Wellness Studio will still be used for our BoneFit classes and is available to members and casual visitors when outside of scheduled classes.

In order to access the Wellness Studio, members will need to check ...

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Frequently Asked Questions about Memberships

2 Jan 2017

Got a question about your membership? View our most commonly asked questions below. If you require further assistance please don't hesitate to contact our staff today on 02 9385 4881 or email reception.unsw@ymcansw.org.au with your enquiry. ...

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Make the most of your membership at UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre

5 Dec 2016

Did you know? When you join UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre, you get a free full induction including a guided tour, explanation of all the facilities and services we offer, and a fitness member program.

Based ...

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