Make a splash in one of the best swimming facilities in Brisbane. The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre in St Lucia is the place to come for a wide range of water sports, including learn to swim.
3 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.
Enrolments are currently open for Learn-to-Swim at St Lucia and Milton locations. To book please call UQ Sport Aquatic Centre Reception at 3365 6048.
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.
Enrolments are currently open for Adult Learn-to-Swim programmes. To book, please call UQ Sport Aquatic Centre on 3365 6048.
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.
The swim squad programs cater for swimmers of all ages, abilities and ambitions, with a focus on competition and recreation, encouraging participation and fun. The program is structured into three distinct swim squads each requiring different levels of swimming ability and commitment. All squads help swimmers develop habits which support an active, healthy lifestyle while also providing them with a clear pathway to achieving their goals.
While having a clear focus on developing junior and age group swimmers into competent well rounded swimmers and champions of the future, the program is also open to UQ students wishing to commit to a squad training environment.
This program is conducted at:
All swimmers in the squad are encouraged to swim in race style bathers and will require, as a minimum, their own training fins and water bottle.
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.
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 good technique in all strokes, developing race and pacing skills and educating the swimmers in correct training etiquette and dry land stretching techniques. Sessions are all planned to provide variety to the swimmers as well as being undertaken at different intensities.
Swimmers will swim between 1 – 1.5 kilometres and will be encouraged to attend 2 – 3 times a 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 this squad will be encouraged to compete through the UQ swim club nights and at school and interclub carnivals.
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 3 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 6+ training sessions per week is required.
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 1½ 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 on 3365 6048.
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 4 and Term 1. 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.
To participate in a adult squad, you can pay casually, purchase a multiple session pass or sign up for a direct debit. View the adult squad prices. (UQ Sport Gold)
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. So get active and get down to the Aquatic Centre for a fun way to get fit.
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. We vary in fitness but come together as a great team at races. Our coach has been competing in triathlons and adventure races for over 20 years and we benefit greatly from his experience. 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.