Baby Swimming Roadmap

Public Pools

This tool will allow you to search for your closest public pool and shares all the information you need for a trip with your bub.

Find your nearest pool

Facilities at public pools

Use our tool to find a pool or aquatic centre where you and your baby can learn, bond and have fun in the water together.

The pool finder will select indoor or outdoor pools, as well as aquatic centres. Aquatic centres are generally larger than your average public pool – they tend to have a wider variety of facilities and more fun stuff like waterslides, fountains and recreational pools.

For that much-needed break from being a parent, you’ll find most centres also have a crèche. Most public pools offer activities such as:

  • Swimming lessons – private instruction and group lessons for kids and adults
  • Swimming club – a good place for the kids to meet new friend
  • Swimming competitions
  • Fitness classes – aerobics, body pump, yoga, etc.
  • Gym – self-paced training or personal trainer, free weights and cardio machines
  • Health club – massage, sauna, steam room and other therapies

Because they are generally larger than your average public pool they tend to have a wider variety of facilities and more fun stuff like waterslides, fountains and recreational pools. For that much-needed break from being a parent, you’ll find most centres also have a crèche. Aquatic centres are great spots for entertaining kids during the school holidays, and many centres run additional activities classes during the holidays for kids who want to learn to swim and have fun.