Public swimming pools
The public swimming pools, located in Pannawonica, Paraburdoo, Onslow and Tom Price, are central to town and have become one of the most popular sporting facilities, especially during the summer months.
Grassed areas with trees cover the grounds of our aquatic facilities and a BBQ is available for pool patrons upon request. The swimming pools are also available for private functions including children's birthday parties outside of public hours, and interested parties are urged to discuss their requirements with the pool manager via the contact details.
Pool inflatables are also available for hire but bookings are essential.
The pools are used for a variety of activities. These include:
- General use by the public
- School swimming classes
- Vacation swimming classes
- Learn to swim classes (conducted throughout the season)
- Amateur Swimming Club training and competition
- Water polo training and competition
- Aqua aerobics
- Adult Life Saving Classes
- Functions and party hire
- Pool parties
- Resuscitation classes
- Water orientation for infants up to 4 years old (conducted two to three times per season)
All activities conducted by the centre use fully qualified instructors and offer a high level of service to users. AUSTSWIM instructors with First Aid qualifications are used for private swimming lessons and water orientation classes. Activities such as aqua aerobics and mother and infant swimming classes are conducted when instructors are available. Any persons interested in being trained, or who are trained in these areas should contact the pool manager via the Contact Details
Royal Life Saving Society WA ‘Watch Around Water’
All of the Shire's swimming pools and aquatic centre’s are Royal Life Saving Society WA ‘Watch Around Water’ endorsed centres, and as such, the following conditions of entry apply:
- Children under 5 years must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible adult and supervised within arm’s reach at all times
- Children under 10 years must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible adult and supervised within line of sight at all times
- Children 10 years and older, parents must use their knowledge of the child’s swimming ability and development to determine the level of supervision required
- Groups won’t be admitted where the number of parents/caregivers supervising a group of children under 5 years exceeds 1:4
- Groups won’t be admitted where the number of parents/caregivers supervising a group of children under 10 years exceeds 1:10
- Unsupervised child of poor swimming ability regardless of age will be removed from the water if the staff member is concerned for the safety of that child
Pannawonica Swimming Centre
The Pannawonica swimming centre is located in the town centre and includes grassed areas with trees and a BBQ is available for pool patrons. The heated pool consists of a six lane 25m pool ranging from 1.0m deep at the shallow end to 1.8m at the deep end and a toddler pool with a uniform depth of 400mm. A sunshade covers the toddler pool and the main pool.
The swimming pool is also available for private functions including children's birthday parties. Bookings essential and can be made through the Town Office or via email to pannabookings.APAC.AU@sodexo.com or calling 9184 1296.
Paraburdoo - Quentin Broad Swimming Pool
The Quentin Broad Swimming Pool consists of a six lane 50m pool ranging from 1.1m deep at the shallow end to 1.8m at the deep end and a substantial baby pool with a uniform depth of 150mm. A sunshade covers the baby pool and half the main pool.
Onslow Aquatic Centre
The Onslow Aquatic Centre consists of a six lane 25m pool with an additional freeform beach entry area with water features including massaging water jets and water/bubble fountains suitable for children and infants.
The centre has a fully retractable shaded pool and lawn area as well as sun loungers to relax, a kiosk to purchase hot food, snacks and cold drinks, a pro-shop full of swim training equipment, indoor and outdoor showers, male/female and family change rooms. We also have a free electric BBQ facility, lush lawn areas to relax, kick a ball and friendly staff to help you with all your needs. Onslow Aquatic Centre is the perfect place to host a birthday party with free pool toys for entertainment and large inflatables for hire.
Tom Price - Vic Hayton Memorial Swimming Pool
After recent renovations to the Vic Hayton Memorial Swimming Pool, the centre now boasts a fully functional learn to swim area, beach walk in entry and water features in the babies pool. The centre also has a park volleyball and half court basketball area. The babies pool is completely covered by shade sails and the main pools are covered from the shallow end to the mid section.
NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED WITHIN THE POOL PREMISES
Paraburdoo Pool Manager:
Phone: 9190 2200
Tom Price Pool Manager:
Phone: 9189 1062 or 0438 909 303
Pannawonica Swimming Pool
Onslow Pool Manager
Phone: 9184 9306 or 0418 916 001
Last updated: 17 October 2019