Warm up this winter at one of Council's pools

Stay cosy, fit and fabulous in the cooler weather as Council turns up the heat in most of it's pools over the winter months.  

Keep the kids occupied 

Got a little swimmer in the family? Jindalee Pool boasts an 18-metre indoor, heated swimming pool offering swimming lessons and stroke development classes. Pop past the kiosk afterwards for a sweet treat and quick snack. Got a birthday party to plan? The Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre not only offers Learn to Swim classes for children of all levels, but also hosts birthday parties with several options including catering, games and activities all organised so you can sit back and relax. If you’re looking to entertain teens who enjoy swimming, Musgrave Park Swimming Centre also offers water polo classes alongside the usual crowd favourites such as squad and swimming lessons.  

Fitness fun 

There are so many active and healthy options to try out this winter including  aqua yoga, deep water running and aqua interval training. Improve your fitness at a site steeped in history at Centenary Pool in Spring Hill, which was designed by acclaimed architect, James Birrell. The 1950’s Olympic-standard pool is open all year-round offering activities including squad swimming, stroke development and swim fit classes. Like to mix things up? Facilities including the Hibiscus Sports Complex Pool in Upper Mount Gravatt offers swim classes, as well as a health and fitness club and kiosk onsite.  If you’d like something a bit more relaxed, Chermside Pool not only offers swim lessons, squad and aqua aerobics, but also yoga classes set amongst the tropical gardens so you can stretch into your day.  

Be a lounge lizard 

Got the latest read you’d like to catch up on? While Bellbowrie Pool offers recreational and lap swimming, water exercise and swim lessons, this space is also perfect for rest and relaxation. Pick up a coffee from the café, throw down a towel in the lush, grassed areas and let the world pass by.  

Putting the ‘new’ in Newmarket Olympic Pool 

Although it is closed for refurbishment right now, the results will be worth the wait as Council works on a $3.4 million upgrade at the Newmarket Olympic Pool. The 50-metre outdoor pool will be replaced with works including new tiles, eight lanes, wet decking and starting blocks before it’s handed back to the community at the end of 2022.  

Find pool locations and opening times.

Fun facts

  • Brisbane’s pools are in increasing popular, low-cost choice to keep active and healthy.   
  • More than 3.25 million residents have visited Council’s 22 pools during the 2021/22 financial year to date.  
  • More than 900 thousand people have taken part in learn-to-swim classes, squads and school programs in the 2021/22 financial year to date. 
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Last updated: 8 June 2022
Topics: things to do

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