Lap Lane Availability

Child swimming backstroke in pool

Plan your next swim

 

    The PAC features 3 swimming pools including a 50m outdoor pool, 25m indoor pool and indoor program pool. Below is a breakdown of the availability of these pools and any interruptions to public access due to external bookings and internal program usage. 

    Please check this page regularly for updates to availability.

    Program Pool Availability

    Please be advised that PAC swimming lessons are held in our dedicated learn to swim pool, the program pool (Gulyangarri Badu) daily.

    As a result, this pool will be unavailable for public use during the below times. 

    • Monday - Friday: 8am to 1pm and 3pm to 8pm
    • Saturday - Sunday: 7:45am to 1pm

    The 50m outdoor memorial pool, 25m indoor leisure pool and the indoor splash zone all remain available during these times (subject to capacity limits).

    Swimming Carnival Bookings

    The PAC will be host to various school swimming carnivals throughout the spring/summer period. See below for a list of upcoming events and any impacts to patron access during these times.

    *2 x 50m lap lanes and access to the ramp for accessible pool entry will remain available to patrons during all bookings.

    February School Carnival Bookings: 

    • Thursday 15 February between 9am – 3pm (8 x lanes of 50m pool booked). 
    • Friday 16 February between 9am – 3pm (8 x lanes of 50m pool booked). 
    • Monday 19 February between 9am – 3pm (8 x lanes of 50m pool booked). 
    • Wednesday 21 February between 9am – 2:30pm (8 x lanes of 50m pool booked). 
    • Friday 23 February between 9am – 3pm (8 x lanes of 50m pool booked). 
    • Tuesday 27 February between 9am – 3pm (8 x lanes of 50m pool booked). 

    March School Carnival Bookings:

    • Friday 8 March between 9am – 3pm (8 x lanes of 50m pool booked). 

    Water Polo Bookings

    The PAC hosts water polo training/games in the 50m outdoor memorial pool. See below for days, times and impact on lap lanes available for public swimming. 

    During the below times, the boom will be raised, splitting the pool in to 2 and creating 8 x 25m lap lanes for patrons to utilise. This includes a section for recreational swimming.

    • Thursday evenings between 6pm – 8 pm. 
    • Sunday (Time TBC) 

    *Access to the ramp for accessible pool entry will remain available. 

    Lap Lane Etiquette

    To ensure your lap swimming sessions are enjoyable for all Parramatta Aquatic Centre has developed the following lap lane etiquette. 

    • Select a lane based on your ability and stroke(s) you intend to swim during your visit.
      • While swimming, keep to the left of the lane.
      • To pass a swimmer in front, swim past on the right, and immediately pull back into the left once you have passed the swimmer and are a safe distance in front.
      • If you must move across any lanes, check both directions before moving. When waiting at the end of the pool, move across toward the corners of the lane to allow other swimmers to continue swimming laps.
    • The following times are provided as a guide to decide which lane is best to swim in: 
      • Slow Lane: Laps slower than 60 seconds 
      • Medium Lane: Laps between 45 and 60 seconds 
      • Medium / Fast Lane: Laps between 40 and 45 seconds
      • Fast Lane: Laps faster than 40 seconds