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, have difficulty in a water environment or a have a condition that makes learning difficult. For more information about UQ Can Swim please phone the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre on 3365 6048.
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.
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.
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 and healthy lifestyle. While not all swimmers may wish to compete, a pathway is available through club nights run by the UQ Swim Club, with opportunities also available to compete at interclub meets.
Swimmers must demonstrate good technique over 25 metres of butterfly, and 50 metres of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. The junior squad forms a stepping stone from our learn-to-swim program into competitive swimming, with sessions aimed at developing their technique in all four strokes, competition skills and fitness levels as well as providing a forum where they are educated about correct training technique.
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 meets 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 throughout the year, but does 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 swimmers of all ages and abilities who are looking to swim competitively or socially. The Club is affiliated with Swimming Queensland offering club members the ability to compete at all registered swim meets.
The Club will be holding two sign-on mornings for new members at the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre, St Lucia campus from 9 to 11am, 14 and 21 September. A barbeque breakfast and pool party will run during sign-on.
|Club contact||David Heyden - Head Coach
Stacey Morrison (0434 142 961)
|Phone||(07) 3365 6048|
Commencing 11 October 2013 (Club nights commence in School Term 4 and conclude at the end of Term 1 - 10 club nights)
Squad training all year round at UQ Sport Aquatic Centre and September - April at Milton State School.
|Venue||UQ Sport Aquatic Centre - cnr Union Rd & Blair Dr, The University of Queensland|
|Membership fees||$30 per year, plus affiliation costs for interclub competitions.|
|Equipment||Fins, snorkel, hand paddles are recommended. Kickboards and pulls buoys can be provided in limited numbers.|
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.
"Best group fitness in Qld! Love the pool – staff so friendly and helpful."
"I love UQ Sport! The staff are so happy and helpful. From the great facilities at the pool to the slowly renovating Fitness Centre"
"The UQ Sport pool staff are always friendly and helpful. Very attentive to customer's needs. The pool grounds are always neat and tidy, the pool clean. The change rooms are also kept in good condition. Isobell is a great water-running coach—keep her! UQ is #1 in pool, it's worth the travel to get here."
"Friendly/helpful staff. Great swim teachers!"