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Learn. Compete. Keep fit. Cool off.

There are a number of reasons why you’d get in a swimming pool. Learn to swim safely, do some laps in your own time or join a squad to take it up a notch. Well, you can do all of that at our state of the art aquatic centre.

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Swimming lessons

Our nationally accredited swimming instructors teach both kids and adults how to swim safely in a number of environments. We’ll work on a number of strokes as well as key lifesaving skills.

Our kids and adults classes are run separately.


Gunghalin Leisure Centre is excited to announce a new addition to our learn to swim program, the early risers! These time slots will run between 7am - 8:30am and cater to school age levels. 


What to bring

  • Kids aged three and under need to wear a swimming nappy

Talk to someone about swimming lessons

How much do swimming lessons cost?

View our swimming lessons level progression chart

YMCA Swim Squads

Do you have your sights on the Olympics? Or do you just want to work on your stroke? Whatever your motivation, we’ve got a squad and swimming coach that’s the right fit for you.

Our squads

  • Bronze – train for school carnivals and local swim meets.
  • Silver – take it up a notch to compete at district and metro levels.
  • Gold – train for state and national championships.
  • SwimFit – work on your fitness in the water.
  • Adult Masters – focuses on fitness, speed and stroke.
  • Canberra Amateur Swim Club – supporting swimmers at all levels of completion. Find out more

Talk to someone about YMCA Swim Squads 

Aquatics for fun

Getting in the pool can be a whole lot of fun – and great for your health.


YMCA Aqua Aerobics – a fun and low impact workout that will help improve your fitness, strength or recover from an injury.

Talk to someone about Aquatics for fun


We run swimming and water safety lessons for people with disability. Find out more.

Opening Hours View opening hours
TEMPORARILY CLOSED From 5pm, Thursday 12 August 2021, the ACT will enter lockdown until further notice.
Opening Hours Monday to Friday
5.30am to 9.30pm

7am to 7.30pm

Public holidays
8am to 6pm
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