COVID Update: Our Venue is Closed
Following the latest State Government directive, lockdown restrictions remain in place for Regional NSW in line with Greater Sydney, meaning we will remain closed until further Government direction. Please refer to our COVID Updates page for more information.
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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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?
Becoming Your Own Champion
Becoming a champion does not mean we need to represent our country or even our state, being your own champion is being proud of your accomplishments and setting yourself goals to work towards. How can you set yourself on your own path to greatness?
Benefits of wearing a swim cap
Swimming caps are great for all swimmers, while they may be uncomfortable and feel strange at first, they have a range of benefits when in the water. We encourage our swimmers to wear them for a number of reasons, read more to find out!