News and Updates
Farewell Event: Thursday 13 April 2017
Macquarie University Sport & Aquatic Centre will proudly host the farewell of Dee Anderson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Registrar) on Thursday 13 April 2017.
Our operating hours will remain as normal, however there will be a number of changes to various programs and lap lane availability. Please see below for further information.
MQ Children’s Programs
- Swim Squads and Swim School will be cancelled from 12.00pm onwards on Thursday 13 April. Direct debits for affected members will be adjusted accordingly in the Tuesday 11 April debit.
Group Fitness Classes
- 12:00pm Body Attack will be relocated to the Lifestyle Studio
- 1:00pm Tai Chi will be cancelled
- 1:00pm Zumba will be relocated to the Recreation Hall
- 4:30pm Zumba will be relocated to the Recreation Hall
Lap Lane Availability
- Both the 25m and 50m pools will be closed between 1:00pm – 5:00pm; there will be no lap swimming lanes available during this time.
Member and Guest Centre Access
We ask all members and guests to please enter and exit using the old members entrance located on Level 1. This will be available between 12:00pm – 5:00pm.
We thank you for your understanding as we celebrate Dee’s countless achievements and milestones for Macquarie University. Please note that this is a private event.
Changes to Operating Hours: Easter Long Weekend & ANZAC Day
Centre Operating Hours
Friday 14 April 2017: Centre Closed
Saturday 15 April 2017: 6:00am – 7:00pm (Pools close at 6:45pm)
Sunday 16 April 2017: 6:00am – 7:00pm (Pools close at 6:45pm)
Monday 17 April 2017: 6:00am – 7:00pm (Pools close at 6:45pm)
Tuesday 25 April 2017: 1:00pm – 7:00pm (Pools close at 6:45pm)
Changes to the following MQ Programs will occur across these five (5) days:
- Swim Squads and Gymnastics Squads will be cancelled.
- Gymnastics will be cancelled. Direct debits for affected members will be adjusted accordingly in the Tuesday 11 April debit for Easter and the Tuesday 25 April debit for ANZAC Day.
- Swim School will be cancelled. Direct debits for affected members will be adjusted accordingly in the Tuesday 11 April debit for Easter and the Tuesday 25 April debit for ANZAC Day.
- Mini Mac Children’s Martial Arts will be cancelled. Direct debits for affected members will be adjusted accordingly in the Tuesday 11 April debit for Easter and the Tuesday 25 April debit for ANZAC Day.
- Social Sport Competitions including Basketball and Netball will be cancelled.
- Social Futsal, Badminton, Basketball, Squash and Table Tennis Sessions will be cancelled.
- Martial Arts including Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kick Boxing and Boxing will be cancelled.
Public Holiday class information can be found on our Group Fitness Page and via WarriorWeb.
Small Group Training
Small Group Training (SGT) will only run on Monday 17 April at 12:00pm, 12:30pm and 1:00pm. No sessions will take place on Friday 14 and Tuesday 25 April.
25m Pool Lane Availability - Saturdays
Our Swim School has expanded! As such, we will now utilise all lanes of the 25m indoor pool each Saturday.
The Recreation Lane will be available prior to 8.00am, and lap lanes will reopen from 5.00pm. Lanes for lap swimming will still be available in the 50m outdoor pool.
Please note that there will be no changes to lane availability on Sundays.
We encourage all members and guests to please continue to visit our lap swimming timetables for regular lap lane availability updates.
2017 fees and charges
Members please note that our 2017 fees and charges will attract some minor increases as of Tuesday 3rd January 2017. These adjustments will allow us to continue to provide you with the same high level service and well maintained venues.
An email has been sent to all members with relevant details.
For more information about these changes please speak to our staff or visit the membership webpage.
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Members and guests please be advised that parking meters are located within the N3 carpark, and parking conditions do apply.
Tickets are to be collected when parking in the N3 carpark, allowing 2 hours free when displayed on the dashboard. If you wish to park beyond 2 hours, please pay and display as required.
A reminder that the X8 carpark is for Macquarie University permit holders only.
During University session, please allow yourself a little extra time to get to your group fitness class, lesson or court booking. For further information regarding parking, please visit the Macquarie University Sport & Aquatic Centre Customer Service desk or the visit here.
Join the club
Many of the Macquarie University sport clubs will be having trials in the early months of the year and they are always on the lookout for new members. Current students are being sought to try out and membership rates are some of the cheapest in Sydney. Membership is also open to alumni and community members as well. Details are below, be sure to also check out the clubs Facebook pages to get the latest information.
Training for both male and female teams starts in early February at the Macquarie University Sport Fields on Monday and Wednesday nights. Email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the club Facebook page here
Tryouts for 2016 teams are currently scheduled for Monday 29 February and Wednesday 2 March from 7.30pm on-campus (Week 1 of Semester 1).Email the club at email@example.com or go to the club Facebook page here
The Hockey Club will be running pre-season fitness sessions down at the Sport Fields on Monday and Wednesday nights in February before moving to Pennant Hills Hockey turf. If you are interested in playing this year email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the club Facebook page here
The Rugby Club season begins in March with trials and training on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Sport Fields starting in late January. Email the club at email@example.com or go to the club Facebook page here
The Soccer Club is renowned for having huge turnouts at trials so make sure you go along or you might miss out. Training takes place on Monday and Wednesday nights with grading days in March. Email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the club Facebook page here
Masters squad attendance
Please note changes to Masters squad attendance as of Monday the 15 February.
All Masters swimmers will need to obtain a ticket from Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Center kiosks prior to their squad session. This must be presented to the Masters Coach before entering the session. Tickets will be available to Masters Squad membership holders, and for 10 visit Squad pass holders only. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be granted access to the squad.
Unleash your inner warrior
Join our 8 week health, fitness, nutrition & wellbeing program, Weight Loss Warriors, to kick start your training, lose weight and feel fit & healthy.
This program will empower you to feel in control of your life and your body. There is no better feeling! During your 8 week training program, we work with you in small groups to give you the tools and knowledge you need to lose weight, improve your eating and exercise habits, as well as your overall quality of life.
We conduct weekly weigh in sessions, discuss basic nutrition, do plenty of exercise – and we make it fun!!
The next program begins on Monday 14 March to 6 May 2016 with trainer Fiona.
Sessions run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 6:30am – 7:30am.
To book, please see the customer service desk or for further information, please contact the Health Club directly on (02) 9850 4199. BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN!
For more info click here.
‘I joined Weight Loss Warriors when a friend told me how great it was and it had been six months since I had been to the gym and I needed some motivation and guidance to get back into it. I have being a regular gym goer for a few years; however, I was getting way way better results from the Weight Loss Warriors program. This program was different from other programs I’ve done because the trainer’s enthusiasm, guidance and the variety of fitness sessions really seemed to work for me. Having someone train me just makes it easier. It takes the thinking out of it. Also I really enjoyed the encouragement and support I got from the rest of the group, and as an added bonus I have made more friends........ Yay! I felt stronger, fitter and overall more confident. I could see that I have not only lost weight but I am more toned than I have ever been! I would and already have recommended Weight Loss Warriors to my friends!’
- Jennifer Rowland, WLW Participant
Group fitness timetable
Look out for a freshly revised group fitness timetable from 6th June.
If you like to have fun, socialise, workout to music and challenge your body then we have everything you need to get in shape the group fitness way. We have 114 classes on the timetable, delivered by a team of 70 instructors. We also have a wonderful group fitness tribe who will welcome and support you as you work towards your goals.
If cardio is your thing you might like to try; Bodystep, Bodyattack, RPM, Cycle, Schwinn or Bodycombat.
For those who want to be stronger and leaner have a go at Bodypump, CXWorx or Superbox.
If you like to dance like no-one’s watching, then we have plenty of great classes for you – Zumba, Zumba Toning (with maraca hand weights) and Zumba Sentao (chair dancing).
For core strength and flexibility you might like Yoga, Pilates, ABT, CXWorx and Bodybalance.
If you feel like a low impact class is more your style, go for Fit4Life, Aqua, Tai Chi, Bodybalance or Yoga.
Whatever your reason for coming to the gym, it is always much more fun to train with friends. Joining our group fitness tribe is a positive choice for your body and your mind.
Click on this link for the group fitness class timetable.