Swim guide

Key information

To ensure you and your family enjoy each visit to the pool familiarise yourself with the information and advice below:

  • All children 10 years and under must be within arm’s reach of a person aged 16 years or over, at all times. You may be asked to leave the Centre should supervision of your child not be sufficient.
  • Any patrons suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed entry into the venue. Abusive, disruptive, offensive or anti social behaviour and language are not permitted and offenders will be removed from the venue. Please obey the pool attendants directions at all times.
  • Please do not block the Centre’s emergency exits with items such as furniture, prams, bags and clothing. For emergency management, these areas must remain clear of obstructions at all times.
  • Commercial fast foods, alcohol, glass objects, knives are not permitted in the venue. Patron’s bags may be searched on entry. 
  • Digital cameras, video cameras and mobile phone cameras are not permitted in changerooms. Filming permits must be completed prior to shooting in the venue.
  • Don’t litter, use rubbish bins provided.
  • You are responsible for your valuables at all times, we encourage you to secure your valuables in lockers which are available throughout the venue.
  • We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen belongings. 

For further information download the following:

English swim guide (PDF)(1.88 MB)
Arabic swim guide (PDF)(2.63 MB)
Chinese swim guide (PDF)(1.31 MB)
Korean swim guide (PDF)(2.25 MB)
Vietnamese swim guide (PDF)(863.71 KB)

Pool rules

  • Please be familiar with the Centre’s pool rules: running, diving, bombing, spitting, pushing, dunking and ball games are not permitted.
  • Always shower before entering the pools and spas.
  • Check depth of pool before entering as the pool depth may change throughout the day. Non swimmers do not go in over your depth. Stay clear of deep water unless you are a confident swimmer.
  • Observe the pool rules at all times and obey the instructions given to you by the pool attendants.

Keep watch

  • Supervise children at all times. Lifeguards are not babysitters. 
  • You are responsible for your child at all times, be prepared to get wet.
  • Children will not be allowed entry unless active supervision of a person 16 years or over.
  • For children 10 years and under and non-swimmers give them your full attention, stay close to them (within arms’ reach) and watch them continuously.
  • For accompanied children aged 11 – 15 years physically check up on them on a regular basis.
  • Distractions are dangerous. Avoid mobile phones & other distractions that interrupt supervision.

Water quality

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre has over 10 million litres of water in four separate spaces
With this much water you know we take quality seriously, this is how:

  • An industry leader in pool water quality management and practices;   
  • Rigorous testing including the regular conformance testing by Parramatta City Council and NSW Health, regularly looking for new opportunities to lead the industry;    
  • Incorporating independent testing by NATA certified laboratories to ensure our water quality is maintained to the highest industry standards;        
  • Engaging specialist companies to oversee our highly skilled team ensuring our equipment, testing and water management systems are maintained at the highest levels;
  • We employ a dedicated water quality manager whose sole responsibility is to oversee the pro-active and reactive management of water health;
  • Our local council, state health department and independent microbiological results show our pools continue to meet these high standards;
  • Promote healthy swimming habits to all our users.

Healthy swimming

Steps to healthy swimming recommended by NSW Department of Health

  • Don’t swim if you have had diarrhoea or vomiting in the past 2 weeks
  • Don’t swallow pool water
  • Do shower and wash thoroughly with soap before entering the pool.

Children who are not toilet trained are most likely to spread germs in the pool. To avoid accidents and pool closures please make sure of the following:

  • Go to the toilet before entering the pool
  • Wear tight fitting swimming pants and also water proof aqua nappies at all times
  • Change nappies regularly, not beside the pool but in the change rooms
  • After changing the nappy, throw out the waste and wash child and your hands thoroughly with soap before entering the pool area.

Swimming costumes for infants and waterproof aqua nappies are available at the Speedo Swim Shop.

Swimwear policy

The intent of having a swimwear policy is to maintain a clean, safe and inviting environment for all our patrons. Clothing, other than swimwear, can create problems with water clarity, pool disinfectant and our water filtration systems.

Approved swimwear

In the interest of public health and safety the following is allowed:

  • Only recognised approved swimwear must be worn at all times in the water, steam room and sauna area.
  • Only recognised waterproof aqua nappies plus swimming costume for infants are to be worn in the water.
  • Rash vests are available free of charge on loan at the Pool Duty Room upon the production of identification.
  • Swim waterproof nappies are required for all non-toilet trained children when using the pools; they are available for sale at the Speedo Swim Shop.

Unacceptable swimwear

Patrons wearing non-recognised swimwear will be required to change into recognised swimwear or will be asked to leave the pool water. Inappropriate swimwear includes and is not limited to:

  • Denim
  • Cotton
  • Bike pants
  • Leotards
  • Female underwear
  • Boxer shorts
  • Sporting wear
  • T-shirts, polo's & singlets.