When was the last time you hit the Adelaide Aquatic Centre up for a splash , a swim , a slide or a seriously good time?

Since the Adelaide Aquatic Centre was officially opened in 1985, it continues to receive upgrades to cater for the demands of customers. The increased use of the pools for water sports and swimming  continue to play a huge part of people’s leisure activities, and swimming sees thousands of visitors every year to the Adelaide Aquatic Centre.

The Adelaide Aquatic Centre is located on Jeffcott Road, North Adelaide.

Here are 10 things that may surprise you about the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. If it has been a while since your last visit….grab your bathers! What are you waiting for?

Creche Child Minding

Check in for some “you” time and take advantage of the Adelaide Aquatic Centre’s crèche child minding service for members (a great excuse to sign up). 1.5 hours for a minding service from Monday – Friday for newborns until 10 years old. Helloooo spa time with no interruptions!

Swim School

The Adelaide Aquatic Centre also offers swim school lessons from either group lessons according to age or 1:1 if needed. They also have an intensive learn to swim program in school holidays to keep the kids skills up to speed, or master that stroke!

For the more advanced sharks there is a squad school that focuses on speed and technique.

Spa / Sauna / Steam Room

This one is for the adults!  This therapeutic area is the perfect place to relax after a workout in the pool, Fitness Centre or one of our popular Group Fitness classes.  You can relax in the sauna or European style steam room or try the 14 person spas.

The Steam Room was imported from Sweden and has an inbuilt automatic cleaning and disinfection system guaranteeing a hygienic environment.  The Steam Room seats 28 people and its set point is 45°C.

The Sauna is constructed from western red cedar and seats approximately 30 people.  It is a dry air sauna which does not require water to be added to hot rocks.  The temperature is maintained at 75°C.

Swimming Pools for everyone

Leisure Pool – bring the family along to experience the new splash pads and water play equipment. This Pool is suitable for all ages with depths varying from 0 to 0.9m. Accessible lifts have been installed to ensure safe access for all.

The blue water slides are open 10:00am–3:30pm during School and Public holidays. During school term time, slides are open Saturday and Sunday from 12noon–4pm.

The Main Pool is a 50m pool available for lap swimming and casual use. A moveable boom is installed to create two 25m pools and the water is heated to approximately 27°C.

The Diving Pool has a 1m platform/springboard which will be open for public use daily from 12noon–4pm during school holiday periods.

Thrill Seekers

If the waterslides aren’t cutting it for thrills, then the inflatable obstacle course during school holidays is worth a go! For 8 years + and FREE with your standard admission. *Check the website and Facebook page for dates and times*

BBQ & Play Areas

Make a day of it with a delicious lunch or twilight dinner! There are two lawned areas with free electric BBQ facilities available within the Centre, making it easy for families and friends to have a BBQ or a picnic after a swim or workout.

Also nearby is the Bush Magic Playground, which will particularly appeal to younger children who love the many interactive play elements. A Liberty Swing is one of the many features provided in the Playground.


Looking for some great energy for your kid’s next birthday party – well the Aquatic Centre do parties and do them well! Qualified leaders to host and operate all party and water games, an exclusive party area and more!


If you can squeeze in some extra time before its nap time then try Café Fusion after a big swim session. It’s onsite with great coffee and yummy salads! So convenient if you are looking for a healthy option to fuel the tummy!

Access and Inclusion

Adelaide Aquatic Centre is forward thinking and has gone the extra mile to ensure there are no barriers to participation at the Centre, and work towards a more inclusive experience for all of their customers. This includes staff training on disability awareness and visual adjustments for the visually impaired.