As the weather warms up, take your family to a local swim centre. Newcastle Pools which includes Lambton Swimming Pool, Mayfield Swimming Centre, Stockton Swimming Centre and Wallsend Swimming Centre have reopened for the season.
OCTOBER 7 UPDATE: Following changes to the Public Health Order, from Monday, 11 October, there are some changes to restrictions in NSW that will affect who can visit the facilities. Everyone aged 16 years and over must have had both shots of your COVID-19 vaccine to attend our pools. You will need to show proof at reception and provide it on request from authorised law enforcement officers. See Newcastle Pool’s Update for more information.
As with everything else this year, when it reopens, Newcastle Pools will operate under COVID safe rules. This means that strict social distancing and hygiene measures will be in place. The swimming centres will increase their cleaning routine to ensure the facility’s hygiene remains at a high standard. Plus, the facilities will be professionally cleaned every night. Throughout the swimming centres, you will see signage and instructions on how guests and staff can maintain a COVID safe facility. Sanitise, social distance and stay home and self-isolate if you’re unwell.
Lambton Swimming Pool
This popular swim centre located in Lambton Park features the aquatic playground and waterslide. With large grassed areas, barbecues and shaded seating, there’s plenty of room for social distancing. The swim centre features a 50m outdoor heated pool plus a learners and toddler’s pool. Don’t forget to visit the kiosk hot chips and ice creams. It’s part of the tradition of going to Lambton Pool. Read the Newy with Kids review of Lambton Pool.
Mayfield Swimming Centre
Located in Dangar Park, Mayfield Pool features a 50m outdoor solar heated pool plus a learners pool. Check out the shark mural created by Trevor Dickinson on the side of the building. It’s a top spot to cool off and also includes playground equipment and grassy area for kids to play on when they get out of the pool.
Stop by the kiosk for some snacks or cook some food up on the barbecues. As this pool is used for school swim carnivals, there’s a fair amount of room as well as shaded seating. Read the Newy with Kids review of Mayfield Pool.
Stockton Swimming Centre
Located on the harbour at the end of the cycle path in Stockton, Stockton Swimming Centre is a great place to swim. Also, it’s often less busy than other local pools. It features a 50m outdoor solar heated pool plus a learners pool. There’s also playground equipment and grassy area for kids to play on when they get out of the pool. If you get hungry, Stockton Pool features a kiosk or duck out to the local butcher or IGA and cook up some food on the barbecues. Read the Newy with Kids review of Stockton Pool.
Wallsend Swimming Centre
Located not far from Wallsend CBD, this neighbourhood pool is a gem. It features a 50m outdoor solar heated pool plus a learners and toddler’s pool. There’s also playground equipment and grassy area for kids to play on when they get out of the pool. Bring some snags to cook up as Wallsend Pool also has barbecues and shaded seating. Don’t want to bring food? Order some instead from the kiosk. Read the Newy with Kids review of Wallsend Pool.
For more information about these pools, visit the Newcastle Pools website.
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