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The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre brings it all together and so much more. Gold Coast Aquatic Centre formally opened to the community on Saturday 13 September 2014.

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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

The health and wellbeing of the Gold Coast community, our customers and City employees is our first priority.

The City is receiving advice from the Federal Government and Queensland Health on a daily basis to inform our response to the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the city.

All aquatic centres, gyms and associated programs will be closed from 23 March 2020.

For the latest update on City's response visit our media centre.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre provides classes for children from four months through to adult swimmers through our children, school age and squad programs. Our programs are designed to teach swimming and encourage safe water practices.

Lessons are offered all year round in a heated indoor pool and heated 25 metre outdoor pool.

Lessons and classes are available in the mornings, afternoons and on weekends. Class sizes are kept small to ensure our students receive quality tuition. Private one-on-one tuition is also available for all levels.

Our structured squad program is for non-competitive and competitive swimmers of all ages and abilities. We are Austswim recognised and our instructors Austswim qualified and CPR certified.

Swimming classes at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Contact us by calling 07 5582 8282 or by emailing

Learn about our fees and charges.

Little girl swimming

Children's program

Pre-school children are accepted for introduction to the aquatic environment from four (4) months of age. Our qualified instructors will promote confidence in the water, developing a lifelong acceptance of the need for water safety.

Your child will be placed in group classes according to age and ability and will initially be accompanied by a parent.

All lessons and classes will introduce your child to breathe control, teach safety techniques and develop kicking and early stroking skills. Instructors also build confidence in the water through fun and entertaining water play activities.

For further information and bookings please contact us. Please note there are limited spots available.

Boy swimming underwater

School age program

Our school age program focuses on water safety and an introduction to basic aquatic skills.

Once self-reliance and confidence are achieved in the water, your child will be introduced to techniques, freestyle and backstroke, then progress to learning butterfly and breaststroke techniques.

Girl swimming backstroke


You can improve your technique with simple and easy stroke correction. Learn correct breathing techniques and more efficient stroke mechanics from some of Australia's best coaches that will improve your swimming and provide health benefits as an added bonus.

Our squad training program offers a comprehensive progression from mini and junior squads through to elite level competition. The program is headed by Australian Olympic Team coach, Glenn Baker. Glenn and his team of assistant coaches deliver a training program that develops the swimmer over time with the aim to transition them from junior to senior, while reaching their potential along the way.

Group squads and private lessons are available for all ages.

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