The Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre at Fitzgibbon is a new and state-of-the-art aquatic centre on Brisbane’s northside, which officially opened in 2016.
The sparkling pools, both indoor and outdoor, are heated, which means they are suitable for year round use. There’s also plenty of shady picnic areas, barbecues and a cafe, making a visit to this aquatic centre a pleasant outing for families.
Facilities at Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre
The aquatic centre boasts the following facilities:
- heated 25 metre six-lane outdoor pool with accessible ramp
- heated 25 metre indoor pool with accessible ramp
- large grassed leisure area
- shaded seating area with barbecues
- changing rooms with showers and toilets, including an accessible changing room.
The Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre offers children’s swimming lessons, squad programs, lap swimming and aqua aerobics. It’s also open daily for recreational use. Venue hire is also available for birthday parties, school carnivals, lane hire and other events. Please note, an entry fee is payable, but children under two years are free.
The Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre offers plenty for patrons with special needs, including:
- ramp access, heated, indoor pool
- ramp access, heated, outdoor 25 metre lap pool
- ceiling mounted patient hoist for people with disabilities
- adjustable height adult change table for people with disabilities
- submersible wheelchair
- accessible changing room.
In addition, all Council pools now honour the Queensland Government Companion Card, allowing free entry for anyone accompanying a person with disability who requires attendant care support.
Keep Watch Pool Safety program at Brisbane City Council pools
Brisbane City Council public pools are part of the Keep Watch pool safety program established by the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia. This program aims to prevent childhood drownings by setting out these guidelines –
0-5 year olds & non-swimmers – Parent or guardian within arms’ reach and present in the water at all times.
6-10 year olds – Parent or guardian showing constant active supervision and prepared to get wet and enter the water when necessary.
11-14 year olds – Parent or guardian present to regularly and physically check on the child.
By enforcing these guidelines, Brisbane City Council hopes to prevent all drowning incidents at council pools.
The Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre is located at 523 Telegraph Road, Fitzgibbon.
For more information regarding Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre, including opening times and admission prices, please phone (07) 3269 8906, or visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/sports-leisure/swimming-pools-brisbane/emily-seebohm-aquatic-centre-fitzgibbon.