8 Olympic sports to try in Brisbane

Minnippi Golf Course, Cannon Hill

Be inspired by our Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and join in Council's free and affordable Active and Healthy activities.

From boxing to swimming and outdoor adventure activities like kayaking, there’s something for all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

1. Swimming

Whether you're getting ready to take the block at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, or just swimming for fun, there's ample opportunity to dive in and make a splash at a Council pool. Find your groove at aqua aerobics, discover your zen at aqua yoga, or increase your heart rate in a deep water running class. Best of all, the majority of our pools are heated throughout winter, meaning you can keep swimming through the cooler months.

Hibiscus Sports Complex Pool,Upper Mt Gravatt

2. Skateboarding

Only debuting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, skateboarding is one of the newest Olympic sports. Find a skate park to suit your future Olympic ambitions around Brisbane. You can also find skating classes and workshops that will take you from beginner to seasoned, boardsliding, kickflipping skater.

3. Cycling

Make the most of Brisbane's bikeways and attend a class to improve your cycling skills. From maintaining your bike, to guided rides and BMX skills sessions, there's a class for all ages and skill levels.

Bracken Ridge BMX facility, Fitzgibbon

4. Basketball

Whether you have enough players for a team or 1-on-1, have a go at basketball. BYO ball and slam dunk at one of Council's 200 plus parks with basketball courts.

5. Table tennis

Bring your own bats or borrow them from a local ward office to play a thrilling match of table tennis with friends. Outdoor table tennis tables are available in several parks around the city and are free for everyone to use, with many sporting spectacular views of the Brisbane River.

6. Boxing

Lace-up your gloves and join a group boxing class at a park near you in Brisbane. Work out with others to boost your strength and technique.

7. Kayaking

Explore Brisbane’s waterways by kayak with guided kayaking tours, or for those preferring a solo adventure, glide along a nearby waterway at your own pace.

8. Golf

Whether you're aiming for par or looking to compete like an Olympian, elevate your game at one of Council’s golf courses.

Discover more of Brisbane

To find more free and affordable things to do close to you, visit our What's on calendar or download the Brisbane app.

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