Orange
Aquatic Centre

 Corner of Hill & Warrendine Streets
 02 6363 3000
 acentre@orange.nsw.gov.au
  /orangeaquaticcentre
Aquatic Centre Facility Map

WELCOME

Swim all year round at the indoor Orange Aquatic Centre. Located on the corner of Hill Street and Warrendine Street, the Orange Aquatic Centre is centrally located and open every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday. The indoor 25 metre pool is heated to a balmy 28 degrees all year around.

  • Heated outdoor 50 metre, 9-lane pool. (The outdoor pools are closed during Orange’s cooler months, from late-April to early October) 
  • Heated diving pool with diving boards and 10m tower
  • Heated indoor leisure pool with water features
  • Beach volleyball courts
  • Basketball court
  • Kiosk and indoor cafe
  • Grandstand with shade covering

Check out our facilities at the Aquatic Centre

ACTIVE SUPERVISION 

Our lifeguards do their best to watch everyone as often as possible but our lifeguards aren’t ever going to be as effective as a watchful, attentive parent or carer. Take this opportunity to put down the phone, the laptop or the newspaper and jump in the pool with your child.

Play games and have some quality, uninterrupted time together.

• If your child is under 12 we recommend you are either in the water with them or at the closest entry point to the pool.

• All children under five must be within arm’s reach of a parent or carer.

• Please take children with you if you need to leave the poolside for any reason.

• Please be aware our staff have been directed to remove any child from the water if they are not being ‘actively supervised’ by a parent or carer.

• Any child under five not within arm’s reach of a responsible carer will be taken out of the water.

• The decisions of lifeguards are final, regardless of a child’s swimming ability.

• Please respect our staff and their actions.

Our lifeguards are acting on directions from Orange City Council and management. Patrons who disagree with lifeguards may be asked to leave the centre.

If you would like to discuss any of Orange Aquatic Centre’s policies please contact Beth Shea, Manager, Orange Aquatic Centre – bshea@orange.nsw.gov.au

Or ask at reception for a Patron Feedback Form, or send an email to Council@orange.nsw.gov.au

Remember, children deserve:
all of your attention, all of the time.

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Admission Charges

General AdmissionAdult$7
Concession Card Holder$5
Child$5
Child - Under 5$2.20
Non-Swimmers (Supervising a child)Free
Family (2 Adults + children)$18
Over 75-years-oldFree
Multi-Pass (10Visits)Adult$63.50
Child/Concession$45.40
Season Ticket (3 months) Family $404.65
Adult $155.75
Child/concession $111.45
Season Ticket (6 Months)Family$761.45
Adult$293.20
Child/Concession$209.70
Season Ticket (12 Months)Family$1309
Adult$513.05
Child/Concession$366.50

LEARN TO SWIM

The Orange Aquatic Centre runs its own Austswim accredited swim school. From mums and bubs right through to adult lessons we provide an excellent environment to develop one of life’s essential skills.

Hundreds of students have completed the Austswim classes in Orange.

Classes run in line with each school term, with sessions held once a week.

Enrolments are taken during the previous term for the next round of classes.

During the school holidays, there are also intensive classes held over ten days.

Download Learn To Swim Enrolment Form

ENROLMENT PROCESS

A completed enrolment form is required for each term and/or intensives program. Multiple children from the same family can be enrolled on the same form. You can indicate preferences for group or private lessons as well as term or intensives on the same form.
Forms are accepted via email or handed into reception/front office during enrolment periods.

Pre-school and private enrolments are accepted at any point – subject to teacher/class availability.

Intensive program enrolments

Open Week 6 of each term

Term enrolments

Roll over: Book and pay at your lesson in week 7 each term to keep same lesson day, time and level for next term.
Re-enrolments/new students: Book during week 8 for a new lesson day, time or level and pay $25 deposit/child for the next term.
Late enrolments: close week 2 of each term.
Every effort will be made to accommodate all students. However, preferred times are not guaranteed, and due to high volumes of students and staff availability not all requests can be met.

Payment

$25 deposit on successful booking
Full payment due prior to lessons beginning (both for term and intensive programs)
Any changes (withdrawal of enrolment, absence due to illness etc.) need to be submitted in writing.

SWIM SCHOOL LEVELS

Pre-school Levels (4 1/2 years and under)

Aqua Babies (6 months – up to 2 years)

a parent or guardian must be in the water with the child. Using a number of different songs, games and activities, children will become familiar with the water.
Class Ratio – 1:6 Class Duration – 20 mins

Aqua Tots (18 months –2 1/2 years)

a parent or guardian starts in the water with the child. Using a number of different songs, games and activities, children will become familiar with the water and work towards developing independence from the parent/ guardian being in the water along with the instructor.
Class Ratio – 1:3 Class Duration – 20 mins

Pre-school 1 (2 years – 4 1/2 years)

The main aim is to develop aided independence in the water and allows developmental changes to occur while also expanding on breathing control, body rotation, floating, propulsion and survival skills.
Class Ratio – 1:3 Class Duration – 20 mins

Pre-school 2 (2 years – 4 1/2 years)

The main aim is to develop unaided independence in the water and allows developmental changes to occur while also expanding on breathing control, body rotation, floating, propulsion and survival skills.
Class Ratio – 1:3 Class Duration – 20 mins

School Aged Levels (4 1/2 years and over)

Level 1

(Beginners) for non-water confident children and for beginner children. The main aim is to develop unaided independence in the water. It develops breath control, body rotation, floating, propulsion and survival skills.
Class Ratio – 1:4 Class Duration – 30 mins

Level 2

For children who are comfortable submerging and floating (front & back) in the water and can swim unaided 5m (front & back). The aim is to introduce the foundation skills of each of the recognised swimming strokes (excluding butterfly). The
children work towards swimming 12.5m (1/2 25m pool) unaided in recognisable strokes. It introduces a variety of entries, body positions, movement patterns (strokes) and water safety.
Class Ratio – 1:4 Class Duration – 30 mins

Level 3

For children who swim unaided 12.5m (front & back) in a recognizable stroke. The aim is to effectively swim each of the recognised swimming strokes (excluding butterfly). The children work towards swimming 25m non-stop in each of the recognisable
strokes (excluding butterfly). It reinforces a variety of entries, body positions, movement patterns (strokes) and water safety.
Class Ratio – 1:4 Class Duration – 30 mins

Level 4

For children who swim 25m non-stop in each of the recognisable strokes (excluding butterfly). The aim is stroke correction toward efficiently swimming of each of the recognized swimming strokes and introducing
butterfly. The children work towards improving technique and fitness. It reinforces all of entries, body positions, movement patterns (strokes) and water safety.
Class Ratio – 1:5 Class Duration – 30 mins

Level 5

For children who are working towards swimming 50m non-stop in each of the recognizable strokes. The aim is stroke correction toward efficiently swimming each of the recognised swimming strokes and
introducing tumble turns and race dives. The children work towards improving technique and fitness. It reinforces all entries, body positions, movement patterns (strokes) and water safety.
Class Ratio – 1:6 Class Duration – 30 mins

Transition to Squad – entry by coach
assessment

For children who can swim 100m in the four competitive strokes. Focus is on race starts, turns and finishes as well as fitness and technique.

Level 6

Ratio: 1:8 Class Duration – 45 mins

Level 7

Ratio: 1:12 Class Duration – 45 mins twice a week (set days).

Intensive programs

During school holidays, we run school age intensives programs (one lesson/day) during each week of the
school holidays (excluding public holidays). You have the option of enrolling in one, two or three (January school holidays only) weeks.
The cost, class ratios and duration is the same as our term program. The lessons are scheduled to run in the mornings, Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays).
Both group and private lessons are available, however pre-school lessons are not programmed during the intensives.

WATER POLO

A water polo competition runs in the outdoor pool on Thursday evenings during the Summer. There are currently eight senior teams and four junior teams.

Our season starts in October.

You can stay in touch with the latest information about the water polo competition on the Aquatic Centre Facebook page.

New teams and individual players can register for the next comp here.

AQUA AEROBICS

The latest additions to activities at the Orange Aquatic Centre are aqua aerobics sessions. Sessions are be held from 10 am to 10.45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Contact the Centre for more information.

Plan your visit

VENUE INFORMATION

Opening hours

  • Mon – Fri: 5:30am till 7:00pm
  • Sat: 5:30am till 6:00pm
  • Sun: 8:00am till 6:00pm

The Centre may close early due to the weather or low seasonal patronage. If in doubt, please phone ahead (02) 6363 3000 before travelling to the centre, or visit the Centre’s Facebook page where staff aim to provide details of last-minute and unscheduled closures.

FACILITIES

  • Heated outdoor 50 metre pool with 9 lanes
  • Heated diving pool with two diving boards and 10m tower
  • Heated indoor 25 metre pool with eight lanes
  • Heated children’s leisure pools with water features
  • Beach volleyball courts
  • Basketball court
  • Grandstand with shade covering

Accessibility

  • Automatic doors
  • Water wheel chair
  • Wheel chair access
  • Ramp
  • Accessible changing rooms
  • Accessible toilet and shower