Dive into Canberra pools

A woman diving into Manuka Pool. A woman diving into Manuka Pool.

Canberra’s outdoor swimming pools are open for the summer.

The outdoor pools at Manuka Pool, Canberra Olympic Pool and the Splash Park at the Lakeside Leisure Centre open this weekend and Dickson Pool opened earlier this week.

The ACT Government is responsible for overseeing the contract management of five Canberra swimming pools. Canberra Olympic Pool in Civic, Lakeside Leisure Centre in Tuggeranong, Gungahlin Leisure Centre and Active Leisure Centre offer a range of indoor facilities all year round. While Dickson Pool and Manuka Pool are entirely outdoor facilities operating each summer.

  • Canberra Olympic Pool, Civic: indoor heated 50-metre lap pool, outdoor dive pool and outdoor toddlers’ pool.
  • Dickson Pool: Outdoor heated 50-metre lap pool, outdoor heated learn to swim/leisure pool, outdoor heated toddlers’ pool and splash park.
  • Manuka Pool: An outdoor 30-metre pool and outdoor toddlers’ pool.
  • Lakeside Leisure Centre: Indoor heated 50-metre pool, indoor 25-metre learn to swim/leisure pool, indoor toddlers’ pool, spa, steam room and outdoor splash park.
  • Gungahlin Leisure Centre: Indoor heated 50-metre pool, indoor 25-metre learn to swim/leisure pool and indoor splash park.

For more information on Canberra’s pools, visit sport.act.gov.au/pools-and-facilities/aquatic-management