If  you’re looking for a place to swim in Adelaide that guarantees there will be no sharks or stingers then check out our list below for the indoor and outdoor swimming venues.


Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Located at Jeffcott Road, North Adelaide, the Adelaide Aquatic Centre has had a facelift recently and boasts some great features for kids. The Leisure Pool includes a new splash pad zone 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 – 6:30pm during School and Public holidays. During school term time, slides are open Saturday and Sunday from 12noon – 4pm (times subject to change).


Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre (Marion) 

Located at 443 Morphett Road, Oaklands Park, the centre has 2 super slides, 3 leisure pools and 1 large lap swimming pool. There is are multiple indoor water play areas, including two small slides and a “big tipping bucket” (a favourite of our 3-year-old!). There is also a small, wading lagoon suitable for very small children.

Aquadome at Elizabeth

Located at 1 Crockerton Road, Elizabeth, the Aquadome caters for families with designated changing rooms and baby change tables. Family change rooms are available. A disability changing room is available with a ceiling mobility lifter and another pool lifter next to our 25 meter pool, provided upon request. We also have an aquatic disability bed, wheel chair and access ramp to ease access for all aquatic users.

Facilities on offer:

  • 50 metre 8-lane indoor public pool
  • 25 metre leisure pool with beach entry
  • YMCA Swimming Lessons
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Lap swimming
  • A giant indoor waterslide is open for ages 5 and up, with times varying during the school holiday period (check the website for info).

Noarlunga Leisure Centre

Located on David Witton Drive, Noarlunga, the Leisure Centre has loads of facilities to enjoy. The major features include a toddlers pool, lap pool and a lagoon pool hosting a giant serpent and mushroom showers.


Marion Outdoor Swimming Pool

Located on Oaklands Road (corner of Hendrie Street), Park Holme, this is one of my favourite swimming locations. Facilities include:

  • New speed slide: Our new, speedy, water slide is ready to be tested and is 70m long! The tower rises up to a 10m platform, where users ride through a 15m enclosed tunnel with spectacular translucent colour bands. The tunnel rounds the corner and changes to an anti-clockwise downward spiral of open air slide for the remainder of the ride. The ride concludes when the rider splashes in to the run-out trough.
  • New shade umbrellas: New umbrellas have been installed around popular areas so more users can enjoy shade throughout the hot summer and protection from inclement weather.
  • An 8-lane Olympic Pool that has an inflatable obstacle for kids to enjoy during the school holidays
  • Learner and Toddler Pools that are heated, fully shaded and offer a sun-safe respite for younger children and toddlers.

Image from Marion Outdoor Pool FB Page

Unley Swimming Centre

Located at Ethel Street, Forestville, the Unley outdoor pool offers two smaller pools for the little ones. The junior pool with a minimum depth of 0.7m and a maximum depth of 0.85m is the home of the Unley Swim School and also a great location for birthday parties. The smaller toddler’s pool with a minimum depth of 0.6m and maximum depth of 0.75m is a great spot for the really little ones. Both pools are fully shaded and have numerous seating options along with a shaded grass area next to the toddler pool. There is also the Olympic size swimming pool.

Image from Unley Swimming Centre FB Page

George Bolton Swimming Centre Burnside

Located on the corner Greenhill Rd & Howard Tce, Hazelwood Park, this is a beautiful pool that has recently had a revamp. Facilities include an 8-lane lap pool, Learner’s Pool and Toddler’s Pool. The Learner’s Pool features underwater observation windows down the deeper end with new mosaic artwork to view from inside the pool. The pool has stepped entry with a sloped depth from 0.7 to 0.9 metres with shade over part of the pool. The Toddler’s Pool, has new interactive play equipment and is covered by a shade, with a depth that starts as beach entry and slopes to 0.4 metres.

Image from George Bolton Swimming Centre FB Page

Payneham Outdoor Swimming Pool

Located at 194 OG Road, Felixstow, the facilities at this centre include:

  • toddler paddle pool
  • learner medium sized pool
  • Olympic sized pool


Norwood Outdoor Swimming Pool

Located just off the Parade at Phillips Street, Kensington, the facilities of this quiet spot include a 50 metre pool, a toddlers pool and plenty of shade.

Waterworld Aquatic Centre at Ridgehaven

Waterworld is a premier outdoor swimming centre at the corner of Jack High Lane and Golden Grove Road, Ridgehaven in Adelaide’s north-east. Great for the whole family, facilities include heated pools, a curly slide and two racing slides. There is also a 50m pool and learners pool. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy the crazy fun of the interactive splash pad. There are plenty of shaded areas, a café and free barbecue facilities – all in a beautiful natural environment.

Semaphore Waterslides 

Located on the foreshore, The Esplanade, Semaphore, the waterslides are 70m long with many twists and turns, ending in a pool surrounded by seating to allow parents and friends to watch the splash down. Riders must be 5 years old or more.

Moonta Splash Town 

Located at 200 Bay Road, Moonta, this facility offers a FREE water park including slides, large tipping bucket, water features and a great location!

The Beach House

Located at Colley Reserve, Glenelg, The Beach House has plenty to do! There is dodgem cars, mini golf, a carousel, bumper boats, water slides and more! The water slides include a dual slide, speed slide and raft slide, so there are options for a range of ages.