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UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre

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Learn. Compete. Keep fit. Cool off.

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 can do all of that in our state of the art aquatic centre.

Swimming lessons

Our nationally accredited swimming instructors teach both kids and adults how to swim safely in a number of environments. We’ll work on a number of strokes as well as key lifesaving skills.

Our kids and adults classes are run separately.

What to bring:

  • Kids under three need to wear a swimming nappy
  • Kids three and over need to wear a swimming cap

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How much do swimming lessons cost?

View our swimming lessons level progression chart

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Adult Swimming Lessons

The Adult Swim program at UNSW has something for everyone, from non-swimmers to those wanting advanced stroke correction. Our small group classes allow you to learn at your own pace in a safe and well-equipped environment with qualified, experienced Teachers. 

View our blocks, pricing and class descriptions 

YMCA Swim Squads

Do you have your sights on the Olympics? Or do you just want to work on your stroke? Whatever your motivation, we’ve got a squad and swimming coach that’s the right fit for you.

Competition Squads:

  • District Squad – train and compete at a district level. Find out more.
  • Metro Squad – take it to the next level to compete at Metropolitan Championships. Find out more.                        
  • Junior State Age- Find out more.  
  • State Age Squad – for those ready to test themselves at state level. Find out more.                                              
  • National Age/ State Open Squad – for elite swimmers that want to compete against the country’s best.                        Find out more
  • National Open- Find out more. 
  • Platinum Squad – For competitive swimmers that wish to be part of the structured competition program but are unable to commit the requirements of the other squads. Find out more

Development Squads:

  • Silver – focus on starts, turns and finishes for all four strokes. Find out more.
  • Gold – develop your stroke and increase speed and fitness. Find out more

Recreational Squads:

  • Squad for High School Students- focuses on fitness, speed and stroke development. Find out more.                    
  • Adult – focuses on fitness, speed and stroke. Find out more

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How much do Squads cost?


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Aquatics for fun

Getting in the pool can be a whole lot of fun – and great for your health.


  • YMCA Aqua Aerobics - a fun and low impact workout that will help improve your fitness, strength or recover from an injury. 

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Holiday Intensive Program

Looking for a fun activity these school holidays? Find out more about our Holiday Intensive Program


Are you planning sport and fitness activities for your school? Find out more about the fun and varied activities we offer.


Opening Hours View opening hours
Monday - Friday 6:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 8:00am to 8:00pm
Public Holidays 8:00am to 4:00pm
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