Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre: All Year Round Swimming Facility in Fitzgibbon

The Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre in Fitzgibbon is a state-of-the-art facility offering swimming lessons, squad programs, and aqua aerobics, but most of all, a great place for families and friends to bond and enjoy.

Opened in 14 February 2016, the Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre is located at 532 Telegraph Road, Fitzgibbon and features two heated 25-metre pools — an outdoor pool and an indoor programs pool — each with accessible ramp.

The facility was named after Emily Seebohm, who is an Olympic medalist and former world record holder. Emily Seebohm was the first Australian woman to finish the 100m backstroke in under the 1:00 mark. Seebohm is also a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of her services to sport.

The facility also offers plenty of space for everyone to relax and have a chat in-between dips with its large, grassed leisure area and shaded seating area as well as barbecues and kiosk.

Apart from ramp access, other specialised equipment include: ceiling mounted patient hoist for people with disabilities; adjustable height adult change table for people with disabilities; submersible wheelchair; and accessible changing place room.

The venue hire is available for gatherings and events like birthday parties. Entry fee for adults,15 years and over, is $5.70 whilst children, two to 14 years old, is $4.10. Use of the facility is free for children under two years of age.

Council pools also honour the Queensland Government Companion Card which will allow free entry for anyone accompanying a person with a disability who requires attendant care support.

Check here for a full list of admission and membership fees.

Pool Safety With Kids

The Council endorses Keep Watch: a public education program of the Royal Life Saving Society Australia intended to prevent drowning incidents and deaths of children under five years of age.

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Adults accompanying and supervising a toddler by the pool are encouraged to observe the following measures:

  • for zero-five year olds and non-swimmers, a parent or guardian be in the water at all times within arms’ reach of the child/non-swimmer
  • for six-10 year olds, they be actively supervised by a parent or guardian. Carers should be prepared to get wet and enter the water with this age group
  • for 11-14 year olds, parents or guardians should physically check on children on a regular basis.