COVID Update: We are OPEN!
Following the State Government re-opening roadmap we are OPEN. All patrons over 16 years of age MUST provide proof of vaccination upon entry and follow the current public health orders. Please refer to our COVID Updates page for more information.
Request A Call BackOur Centre is currently closed, if you need to get in touch with our team please request a call back by clicking below. Our friendly staff will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Stay home and stay safe.
Book Your Visit
We strongly recommend booking in advance for the following programs or facilities. Following social distancing rules and the state regulations, we are limited to the number of people allowed in areas at one time.
- 30 minutes in our Spa Pool
- 30 minutes in our Stream Room
- 30 minutes in our Sauna
- Morning and Afternoon Squads classes
- Our GOswim Academy classes
Welcome to Manning Aquatic Centre
Manning Aquatic Centre is your aquatic and leisure facility serving the Bathurst and surrounding community. Our indoor facilities offer you a 25-metre lap swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, children's leisure pool with whirlpool and water features for the little ones to enjoy.
Providing you the best in swimming, fitness and fun with group fitness classes, squads, room hire, and a poolside café all in the comfort of our heated facility. As well as a spa, sauna and steam room for people over the age of 16 to relax in and enjoy the health benefits.
Outdoor facilities include a 50-metre lap swimming pool with shaded grandstand area and a grassed area with picnic tables. This pool is open from October until April each summer season.
Manning Aquatic Centre is open seven days a week, and all swimming pools are heated to allow you to enjoy year-round swimming for your health and wellbeing. We look forward to welcoming you to the centre and providing you with the best health and leisure services possible.
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A range of health and fitness classes, tailored to meet a variety of individual needs and interests.
An inclusive pathway to performance where you are encouraged to swim to your fullest potential.
A variety of Learn to Swim programs catering for infants to adults, from beginner to advanced.
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Where will you BEGIN?
Challenges come in many forms, but none could have prepared us for everything a pandemic brings - lockdowns, working from home, home schooling and trying to maintain our health while adhering to restrictions in our community.
Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in children under five, with swimming pools the most common location for toddler drownings. Learn2Swim Week aims to introduce water safety to kids under five and ultimately reduce drowning fatalities.
R U OK? Day
Much like 2020, 2021 has been a challenging year, to say the least. Due to government-mandated lockdowns, we have all endured numerous lockdowns which can take a significant toll on our mental health. R U OK? Day is here for 2021 and it is a great opportunity to check in on those around you.
Swimming Nappies – why they are important
It probably wouldn’t be the best idea to try and get away with popping a regular nappy on your child when it comes to swim lessons or beach days... it’s likely to end in a disaster, trust us! Regular everyday nappies are purposely designed to be super absorbent, which is obviously what you want when on dry land. However, when you're submerging your little one in water, you'll find that a regular nappy will swell up and become so waterlogged, as it absorbs the water around it. Now that’s not ideal – is it?