Lap Swimming Lane Availability

Lap Swimming Lane Availability

Need real time Lap Swimming Availability? Check out the timetables below!

Lap swimming is available at Macquarie University Sport across our two pools, the outdoor 50m pool and the indoor 25m pool.

About:

Macquarie University Sport has two pools on-site, both available for lap swimming.

Our 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool has 8-lanes, is heated at 25-degrees year round and is located outdoors, meanwhile our 8-lane 25m pool is heated 31-degrees year round and located indoors.

Before you prepare to enter the water, make sure you've done the following things:

  • Showered
  • A wearing appropriate swimwear
  • Brought a towel
  • Brought your goggles
  • Have a change a clothes following your swim

Our pools are monitored by qualified Lifeguards at all times, please seek them out for assistance, guidance and general information.

News and Events:

School Swimming Carnivals

The 50m pool will be closed on the following days throughout 2018. Please check here regularly, as the table will be updated with any future bookings.

We thank you for your understanding.

MonthDates
February

2, 6, 7, 9, 12, 16, 23

Water Polo Matches

Please be advised that Macquarie University Water Polo matches will take place in the 50m pool between 7:45pm–10:00pm on the following dates throughout 2018. Please check here regularly, as the table will be updated with any future bookings.

We thank you for your understanding.

MonthDates
January

16, 17, 23, 31

February6, 7, 14, 21, 27
March6, 7

50m Pool Lane Availability:

The 50m pool at Macquarie University Sport is an 8-lane Olympic-sized swimming pool located outdoors and temperature controlled at 25-degrees year round.

Check Current Lane Availability

Current lane availability for the 50m pool can be accessed here.

Please be aware that our peak swimming times are Monday – Friday 5.30am – 9.00am, and 3.30pm – 6.30pm; and 7.30am – 12.00pm on the weekends. There may be less space available at these times, but we’ll try to provide a minimum of three available lap lanes at these times.

Our 25m pool is not available for public lap swimming on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7.30am – 12.00pm due to our highly popular Learn to Swim program. There will be lap lanes available in our 50m pool at this time.

25m Pool Lane Availability:

The 25m pool at Macquarie University Sport is an 8-lane Olympic-sized swimming pool located indoors and temperature controlled at 31-degrees year round.

Check Current Lane Availability

Current lane availability for the 25m pool can be accessed here.

Please be aware that our peak swimming times are Monday – Friday 5.30am – 9.00am, and 3.30pm – 6.30pm; and 7.30am – 12.00pm on the weekends. There may be less space available at these times, but we’ll try to provide a minimum of three available lap lanes at these times.

Our 25m pool is not available for public lap swimming on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7.30am – 12.00pm due to our highly popular Learn to Swim program. There will be lap lanes available in our 50m pool at this time.

Swim Wall Information:

The Macquarie Sport and Aquatic Centre are proud to present our recently installed Swim Wall.

What is the Swim Wall? 

The Swim Wall is a structure fixed to the bottom of a swimming pool, that when inflated with air, will move the wall into a vertical position, forming a wall to fit around lane ropes, effectively splitting the pool in half. When not in use, the air is released and the wall returns to the bottom of the pool.

It provides the ability for greater flexibility in pool usage, especially around pool programming and events.

The Swim Wall has been installed in the 50m Pool of Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre, with two four-lane units fixed across the halfway point of the pool. When raised it allows the pool the option of being into any one of the following:

  • 16 x 25m-lanes (both walls raised)
  • 4 x 50m-lanes, 8 x 25m-lanes (one wall lowered, one wall raised)
  • 8 x 50m-lanes (both walls lowered)

What does this mean for you?

As a member or patron of Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre who uses the 50m Pool, the Swim Wall will offer the following benefits:

  • Increased lap lane availability – when split across the various set-ups, the Swim Wall will allow for an increase in patron usage
  • Pool space maximized for recreational events – the multi-purpose set-up will allow us to cater for specialized swim events
  • Sturdier surface for tumble turns – replacing our outdated bulk head lane dividers, the Swim Wall will ensure those undertaking tumble turns will have the ability to perform their movements on safer and sturdier surfaces

When will the swim wall be used? 

The Swim Wall will be used any time there is a need for an increase in lane space or lane efficiency is required. This includes but is not limited to Squad Training, Swim School, Aqua Aerobics, Water Polo Training and special events.

What does the Swim Wall look like?

Lap Swimming Information:

Bookings are not required for lap swimming, however, there is some important information to be across when it comes to the use of our pools. For information on the lap swimming basics, our pool rules, which lane to use and our ramp lane, please click through.

Contact Us About Lap Swimming Availability:

Have a question or query you feel hasn’t been answered? Would you like to know more? Contact us on 9850 7636 or send your enquiry to this page. Need an answer right away? Why not try the LiveChat feature in the bottom right hand corner of this page. We have a representative on standby ready and willing to help!

Content owner: Campus Sport Last updated: 10 Sep 2019 11:12am

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