Make a splash at one of the best swimming facilities in Brisbane. The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre in St Lucia is the place to come for lap swimming, squads, Learn-to-Swim and a wide range of other water sports. The main pool is a nine lane 50 metre pool that is heated to 27 degrees all year round. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out or really experienced, there are lap swimming options for all ability levels!
Three lanes available for lap swimming at all times.
Let our fully qualified swim staff teach your child how to swim in a fun and supportive environment. Held both at St Lucia and Milton State School Pool, classes run throughout the term and on school holidays. Find out more about swimming programs for your child.
Our adult swim lessons cater to a range of skill levels—whether you want to learn to swim, need some help with stroke correction, or are after some private lessons. Find out more about the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre's adult swim lessons.
Designed for children aged between 3 and 16 who lack confidence or have difficulty in a water environment. For more information about UQ Can Swim please phone Active Health Clinic on 3346 3241.
Our AUSTSWIM or Swim Australia qualified instructors can tailor each class to individual requirements to suit everyone’s needs. All teachers hold an AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety qualification or a Swim Australia Teacher Accreditation, current CPR certificate and a Blue Card. Meet the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre swim team.
Visit relevant swimming industry and swimming initiative websites. The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre is proud to be a member of Swim Australia and AUSTSWIM.
Competitive swim squad training caters for swimmers looking to make a strong commitment to training and competition. Swimmers will develop habits which support an active, healthy lifestyle while also providing them with a clear pathway to achieving their competitive goals.
Swimmers must demonstrate good technique over 25 metres of butterfly, and 50 metres of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. The junior squad sessions are aimed at developing race and pacing skills as well as educating swimmers about correct training etiquette and dry land stretching techniques.
Swimmers will swim between 1 – 1.5 kilometres each session and will be encouraged to attend two to three times per week, increasing over the summer months. The Milton State School program is specifically directed at the junior squad level, with swimmers progressing to the higher levels at St Lucia.
Swimmers in the intermediate squad focus on correct technique and advanced skill development while gradually increasing distance and endurance each session. Intermediate squad swimmers undertake more complex sessions and swim at higher intensities, requiring a commitment towards their swimming, with a minimum of three sessions per week. Progression into this level is largely based on skill acquisition and training attendance.
This squad will have a higher focus on interclub carnivals and state championships.
Senior squad trains with the aim of qualifying for state or national championships and the sessions are structured to reflect this. Swimmers should have a clear understanding of what their goals are by this stage with much more time spent training for specific events. A commitment to six, or more, training sessions per week is required.
The friendly staff at the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre will assure that in every lesson, every person receives expert advice and tuition from the highest quality teachers available. Find out more about our swimming coaches.
Our squad program operates from Monday – Friday every afternoon 3:30pm – 5:30pm. The junior squad will operate for 1 hour, with the intermediate and senior squads operating for 1.5 and 2 hours, respectively. All squad members are also encouraged to attend a Saturday morning session (6:30 – 7:30), focusing on core skills and techniques.
Our squads will be operating through the school holidays, but do not during public holidays.
Our squad program operates over the summer months (September to April) from Monday – Friday every morning 6.00am – 7:30 am, aimed primarily at the junior squad level.
To participate in a squad, you can pay casually, purchase a multiple session pass or sign up for a direct debit. View the squad prices.
To enquire further please contact the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre.
The UQ Swimming Club caters for junior, intermediate and senior swimmers who are looking to swim competitively or socially. Club nights are held every second Friday from 6:30pm over school term one and term four. Children are encouraged to have fun, and to focus on their own individual performance and improving their personal best. It is also a great opportunity to establish friendships within the club.
The UQ Swimming Club is affiliated with Swimming Queensland and Brisbane Swimming offering club members the ability to compete at all registered swim meets.
To enquire further please contact David Heyden, Head Coach on (07) 3365 6048.
The Milton State School Swimming Club operated each Friday evening in Term 4 and Term 1, from 5:30 to 8:30pm. For further information, refer to the Milton State school website.
The adult swim squad is the most comprehensive adult swim program in Brisbane and caters for competitive swimmers, triathletes, masters and surf swimmers as well as those simply swimming for fitness.
There is a variety of adult squad sessions and our staff can provide you with advice as to which classes you should attend and how many, depending on your fitness needs. Squad sessions include:
With the aid of fins (flippers), this hour-long program is designed to work the legs and abdominal muscles utilising kick board exercises. BYO fins (fins are available for sale at the pro-shop).
With the aid of a buoyancy belt, deep water running is a non-weight bearing aquatic exercise, which closely resembles land base running, without the impact.
A programmed swim session that is designed to improve both your technique and fitness. Each session is part of an integrated weekly program.
Running, riding, transition and wind trainer sessions all form part of UQ Sport’s triathlon training program. Each session caters for the novice to the intermediate/advanced age group competitor.
Adult Squad sessions will be commencing in February 2012.
Squad sessions are included as part of a UQ Sport Gold Membership, or can purchased as a multi-session or casual pass. View the squad prices.
To enquire further please contact the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre.
The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre triathlon sessions provide a fun way to prepare for triathlons or to simply increase your fitness. The triathlon training is part of the Adult Squad Program and consists of swimming, running, riding, transition and windtrainer sessions in a fun group environment that caters for the novice to intermediate/advanced age group competitor.
Our coaches are happy to advise you on a schedule that will suit your fitness needs and ensure a well-rounded preparation.
The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre has been conducting professional triathlon training for the past ten years. Over this time the program has helped many first timers complete an Olympic distance triathlon as well as developed several elite age group triathletes.
The programs timetabling is designed to offer flexibility while catering for all your training needs. View adult squad timetable
To participate in an adult triathlon squad, you can pay casually, purchase a multiple session pass or sign up for a direct debit. View the adult triathlon squad prices. (UQ Sport Gold)
The University of Queensland Triathlon and Adventure Racing Club (UQ Triads) is made up of enthusiastic people who are committed to sport and active lifestyles. Members have varying levels of fitness and come together at races. The UQ Triads’ coach has competed in triathlons and adventure races for over 20 years and his experience is of great benefit to all involved with the Club. Find out more about the Triathlon Club.
Come and celebrate at UQ Sport Aquatic Centre and let us take the hassle out of your next party with a Fun and Splash Pool Party!
Every weekend from September to April you can sit back and enjoy as we take care of things for you.
We offer a safe and secure environment for you and your guests to come and enjoy a day of fun and festivities.
The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre provides:
The centre also has drinks, chips and ice creams available for purchase; however you are more than welcome to provide:
|Months||September – April|
|Days||Saturdays and Sundays|
|Times||Deep End Parties: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Shallow End Parties: 2pm, 4pm
|Party Duration||1¾ hours|
|Party Participation Maximum||25 children|
Total Party cost $320
A non-refundable booking fee of $70 is required at the time of booking with the balance of $250 payable upon entry for the party.
Please note: For children under the age of 6 and all non-swimmers, we recommend that they are accompanied by an adult who can swim. There is no charge for parents or guardians participating in the party.
For more information visit our frequently asked questions page
Or to enquire further or make a booking please contact the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre.