Unley Swimming Centre

Location & Opening Hours

Ethel Street, Forestville
Ph 8372 5456

The Unley Swimming Centre reopens Saturday 17 September for the 2016/2017 season.

17 September 2016 to 30 April 2017
Monday - Friday 6am - 8pm
Saturday 6am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm
Public Holidays 10am - 6pm ( Except closed Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Anzac Day)
1 May 2017 to 28 May 2017
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6am - 1pm
Tuesday, Thursday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday, Sunday 9am - 2pm
Public Holidays CLOSED

Revised Closing Times
The Centre may close early during inclement weather. The Centre may close one hour later than the nominated closing time if the temperature is 37 degrees or above at 5pm.

Special Events
The Centre is closed to the public when hosting carnivals and events. Please check with Centre staff or the Pool Notice Boards for further details.


Casual Entry Price 2016/2017 Season
Adults $7.00
Children (Under 1) Free
Children (1-5 years) $4.00
Children (6-15 years) $5.50
Family (two adults + three children) $22
Concession Card holder $5.50
Spectators $4.00
Supervising Adult $4.00
Multi Visit Passes Price
Adult (10 passes) $60
Adult (30 passes) $155
Concession (10 passes) $50
Concession (30 passes) $130
Season Pass Price
Adult $480
Concession $365
Family $960

Season Passes represent excellent value to those who swim regularly i.e. three or more times per week for the duration of the season.

Season Pass holder privileges include 20% off Learn to Swim programs and $2.50 hot drinks from the cafe.

Carers or those assisting patrons with special needs may access the centre free of charge.


Facility Hire
The Unley Swimming Centre is a great place for sporting clubs, social clubs, schools and training organisations.

If your club or organisation is interested in booking a lane or even the entire centre, please contact the Programs Coordinator on 0458 877 222 during business hours.
Lane Hire Fees Price (per hour) 2016/2017 Season
Single Lane (casual user) $30
Single Lane (regular user) $20
Whole Main Pool $140
Entire Centre $180
*Please note that normal entry fees may still apply.
  • Olympic Pool
    The 50m eight lane pool is heated to a pleasant 26-28 degrees through out the entire season.

    We endeavour to provide as much lane space for both the lap swimmers and recreational swimmers but please be advised that on occasions lane space can be restricted due to major bookings and carnivals.
  • Junior & Toddlers Pools
    The Unley Swimming Centre 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.
  • Change Rooms
    Change room facilities at the Unley Swimming Centre are modern and well maintained. All members of the public are catered for with large male and female change rooms as well as two individual family rooms fitted with wall mounted change tables and one disabled change room.

    All change rooms contain gas heated showers with water saving timers installed.
  • Lockers
    Lockers are available for hire from the kiosk allowing you to store your valuables safely while you enjoy the water.

    Lockers can be hired on a casual basis. A wallet sized locker costs $1 or $2 for a full sized compartment.
  • Disability Access
    The Unley Swimming Centre disabled lifter enables patrons with mobility issues to easily and safely enter both the main pool, junior and toddler pools.

    Both the male and female change rooms are equipped with disabled access toilet facilities, which along with our separate disabled change room allows all users the opportunity to enjoy the Unley Swimming Centre.

Lane Availability

Lane availability is subject to change at any time at the discretion of centre management. Please refer to the minimum number of lanes available as a guide.

Upcoming Carnivals and Events

A - Available   *Aquarobics / 20m Lap Lanes   SS - Swim School   R - Reserved   NA - Not Available

Time Today Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
6am NA 7 NA NA
7am NA 7 NA NA
8am NA 7 NA NA
9am NA 7 6 7
10am NA 7 6 7
11am NA 7 7 7
12pm NA 7 6 7
1pm 7 NA 6 7
2pm 7 NA NA NA
3pm 7 NA NA NA
4pm 7 NA NA NA
5pm 7 NA NA NA
6pm 7 NA NA NA
Time Today Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
Time Today Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
Time Today Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed


  • Learn to Swim

    The Unley Swimming Centre has qualified instructors who conduct swimming lessons for all abilities aged six-months through to adult.

    • Babies and Toddlers: Six months - three and a half years
    • Swim School: Three years - teenage
    • Adult Beginner & Stroke Correction: Teenage and up


    New students

    All new students wishing to enrol into a swim school class need to be assessed so they are placed appropriately. Three assessment dates are held in the school holidays before each block. These are free of charge and operate on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. Bookings are not required. Students need to be ready for the water and are welcome to stay and enjoy the centre after their assessment.

    Students enrolling in the Babies and Toddlers or the Adult program can do so via phone or email poolevents@unley.sa.gov.au. An assessment is not required.

    Prices 2016/2017 season
    Toddlers and babies $150 (10 weeks) or $18 casual
    Jellyfish - Shark $165 (10 weeks)
    Adults $165 (10 weeks)
    School's Out! Programs $82.50 for 5 days

    Lesson Timetables 2016/17 Season

    Learn to Swim Spring Block 1
    Saturday 15 October - Friday 16 December 2016 (10 Weeks)
    Assessment Dates:

    Saturday 24 September 2016 10am-12pm
    Saturday 1 October 2016 10am-12pm
    Wednesday 5 October 2016 12pm-2pm

    Learn to Swim Summer Block 2
    Monday 30 January - Sunday 9 April 2017 (10 Weeks)
    Assessment Dates:

    Thursday 5 January 2017 2.30-4.30pm
    Saturday 7 January 2017 10am-12pm
    Saturday 14 January 2017 10am-12pm
    Saturday 21 January 2017 10am-12pm
    More information
    • Payment is due week two of the block
    • Staff will pro rata block fees for any dates made known at time of payment
    • Students paying casually must notify their absence from lessons to avoid losing their place
    • Make up lessons are offered only with a doctor’s certificate
    • All classes are subject to availability and demand
    • No lessons on public holidays - block fees will be adjusted accordingly
    • Babies & Toddlers require a parent or guardian in the water
  • One-on-one lessons
    The Unley Swimming Centre offers private tuition to people of any age and ability.

    Whatever your swimming goals or fears, we can pair you up with an instructor who will provide a learning environment specific to your needs. We assist timid and first timers in becoming more confident in the water or channel energetic children into developing their strokes.

    We specialise in one-on-one lessons that provide intensive instruction for people of any age who are looking to learn to swim or improve their stroke. Lessons are designed to cater for individuals and are adapted to suit each participant.

    With a private lesson you are able to gain specific individual instruction, including skills and drills to practice, which are designed to get you swimming competently and confidently.

    The program commences Monday 19 September 2016 and concludes Sunday 28 May 2017.

    Mode of Teaching Price (per Half Hour)
    One-on -one (One student, one instructor) $40
    Two-on-one (two students, one instructor)
    Students need to be similar in ability
    • Discounts apply when multiple lessons are booked and paid in advance
    • Lessons are conducted at a time suitable to you, your instructor and major centre bookings
    • Lessons are not conducted during Swim School but may be booked before and after.

    Bookings and Cancellations
    • There are no constraints on the number of lessons required to book
    • All lessons must be paid for before the commencement of the scheduled lesson
    • Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice will still be liable for the cost of the lesson
    • No lessons on public holidays
    • Junior Pools close at the end of April school holidays
  • Aquarobics

    The Unley Swimming Centre offers both gentle and deep water exercise classes for all ages.

    Exercising in water is a great, low impact way to boost your fitness and strength while improving your endurance and flexibility.

    Program commences Saturday 17 September 2016 and concludes Saturday 27 May 2017. During May only Saturday classes will be offered.

    Gentle exercise (45 mins)
    Monday and Thursday 10.15am
    • Suitable for people wishing to begin or recommence a fitness program after a break
    • Also suitable for women who are pregnant and people recovering from injuries
    • The instructor will tailor classes to suit each individual

    Deep water (45 mins)
    Tuesday 6.30am and 6.15pm, Thursday 6.30am,  Saturday 10.15am
    • Suitable for people who have undertaken some previous fitness activity and want to improve their cardiovascular fitness while building muscle strength and tone. The instructor will tailor classes to suit each individual
    Normal classes (includes pool entry)
    • Casual Adult $13.00
    • Casual Concession $10.00
    • 10 Visit Adult Pass $115
    • 10 Visit Concession Pass $80
    • Season Pass Holders casual class $7.00
    • Season Pass Holders 10 Visit Pass $70

    More information
    • Please discuss any health conditions with your instructor
    • Attendance is ‘first come, first serve’ maximum 22 participants
    • Any change to lessons will be advertised on this website, on Facebook and at the Centre
    • Classes are subject to major centre bookings and are demand driven
    • No classes on public holidays
  • Yoga
    The Unley Swimming Centre offers Hatha Yoga classes for all ages and abilities in a revitalising and inspiring environment.

    Yoga is an art that has been practiced for centuries. Hatha yoga has many health benefits including flexibility, stamina, strength, weight loss and relaxation.

    Classes are conducted on the lawn under the shade. In extreme weather conditions they are held in the club rooms.

    Program commences Wednesday 26 October 2016 and concludes Wednesday 12 April 2017.
    Ha ‘Sun’ (45 mins) - Wednesday 7am
    Wake up with the sun and start your day feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
    Normal classes (Includes pool entry)
    • Casual Adult $13.00
    • Casual Concession $10.00
    • 10 Visit Adult Pass $115
    • 10 visit Concession Pass $80
    • Season Pass Holders casual class $7.00
    • Season Pass Holders 10 Visit Pass $70

    More information
    • Please discuss any health conditions with your instructor
    • Attendance is ‘first come, first serve’ maximum 12 participants per class
    • Any change to lessons will be advertised here, on facebook and at the Centre
    • Classes are subject to major centre bookings and are demand driven
    • No classes on public holidays


The Unley Amateur Swimming Club under the guidance of head coach Craig Jones, UASC provides coaching for a range of swimming abilities from Junior to National level.

Joining Atlantis Masters Swim Club allows you to get fit or maintain your fitness, compete in Interclubs, swim in open water swims (summer season), swim and compete in any Masters Games, socialise, make new friends and participate in many social activites.

Birthday Parties

The Unley Swimming Centre is a great place for birthday parties for kids aged 6-12. All parties are led by a qualified instructor who will lead the children through a variety of games.
The party season commences Saturday 24 September 2016 and concludes Sunday 30 April 2017

Special Offer! Parties booked for September, October and April receive a 10% discount off the total party price.

For bookings phone 8372 5456
Party times
Saturday and Sunday:
  • Option One 12.30 - 2pm
  • Option Two 2.30pm - 4pm
Monday to Friday: (School Holidays only and subject to availability)
  • Option One 12.30pm - 2pm
  • Option Two 2.30pm - 4pm 
Party Package
  • $155 for up to 10 children
  • $15.50 for each additional child
Package includes
  • Party Leader
  • Invitations
  • Exclusive use of Junior Pool
  • Pop Top Juices
  • Ice blocks
Optional Extras
  • Extra items can be added to the base package
  • Prices are per child and are available on request
  • Optional extras are subject to availability
Optional extras may include:
  • Lolly Bags
  • Slushies
  • Potato chips
  • Hot Food
  • Fresh Food
  • Fruit Platter
  • Pass the Parcel
  • Ice Cream Cake
Bookings and Cancellation Policy

A deposit of $100 is required within seven days of the initial booking. Balance payable on the day.

A refund of $50 can be given if the party is cancelled a week or more in advance however no refund is available after this time.

As the pool temperature remains constant, parties will go ahead unless there is extreme weather (such as a thunderstorm). Should this occur a full refund will be provided.

Please Note:
  • Birthday Parties are limited during our peak periods (January - March)
  • Parties not available on public holidays and are subject to major centre bookings
  • Birthday parties are conducted in the Junior Pool.
  • What does a party involve?
    Each party is designed to cater for each individual. Depending on weather conditions approximately one and a half hours of water and dry games and activities are available. Generally a party will consist of a break to eat and free time at the end. Our instructors are available for the whole duration of the party.
  • What types of games do you play?
    Games vary depending on age and weather conditions. Some examples include:

    Wet Games:
    • Red Rover
    • Stuck in the Mud
    • Horse Races
    • Pirates Treasure
    • Foam Mat
    • What's the Time Mr Wolf
    • Relays
    • Marco Polo
    • Basket Ball
    • Volley Ball

    Dry Games:
    • Pass the parcel
    • Musical Statutes
    • Space Jump

    Your safety and pool hygiene is important. The following items are not permitted:
    • Streamers
    • Water Balloons
    • Glitter
  • Can we heat up food?
    Unfortunately this option is not available but please feel free to place food that needs refrigerating in our cold room. The Cool Down café has a selection of hot food you are welcome to purchase.
  • Useful Information
    • Children five or under must be supervised in the water with an adult at all times.
    • We suggest eating after the water activities.
    • Birthday Parties are not available in the main pool
    • For parents who wish to buy food, tea and coffee from the Cool Down Cafe can be arranged. Please speak to the Duty Supervisor on the day to arrange this service.

Pool Safety


The Unley swimming centre is fully monitored by qualified lifeguards at all times, but please remember that they are not 'child minders'. The Unley Swimming Centre is a 'Watch Around Water' endorsed centre.
Watch Around Water Pool Rules
Unley Swimming Centre Rules & Conditions of Use
  • The Unley Swimming Centre is a smoke and alcohol free area
  • Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please choose appropriate swimming lane as signposted
  • Keep to the left when lap swimming
  • Please refrain from eating near the water
  • Swearing and rough behaviour will not be tolerated
  • No running on paved areas
  • No diving in the smaller pools
  • No glass containers or objects
  • Only appropriate swimwear to be worn
  • Management reserves the right to refuse entry
  • Rules regarding photography
If the temperature is over 37 degrees at 5pm, the Centre may remain open for 1 hour longer than advertised closing times. Please see the pool staff for details on the day.

The City of Unley will not be held liable for any damage or loss of personal belongings brought into the Centre. Personal items are the responsibility of the owner.