Three pools, a splash park and a range of programs means we have something for everyone.  Visit today to experience our relaxed and welcoming outdoor environment.

The Dickson Aquatic Centre difference

Dickson Aquatic Centre values it’s place as a unique outdoor swimming and recreation facility that delivers for the whole community.  The variety of pools,  splash park and BBQ areas set among a canopy of trees make it the perfect place to swim, play or relax. Our friendly staff are committed to maintaining a safe and welcoming environment and delivering a range of programs. There is no better place to learn to swim this summer.

Learn to Swim

Enrol in Holiday Intensive Programs

Our Swim School offers a range of programs for all ages and abilities including infants and adults.

Open 7 days

From October to March

6am – 7pm weekdays
8am – 7pm weekends
10am – 7pm public holidays
closed Christmas Day


Enjoy coffee, food & drinks

Enjoy barista made coffee and a selection of icecreams, food and drink from our cafe – open whenever the pool is!

News and updates

Thank you!

THANK YOU!   As the 2019/20 season draws to a close we start to reflect on what was the most challenging season of the 23 years we have been fortunate to be managing the Dickson Pool.   - We all had heavy hearts as communities around us were devastated by fire. -...

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Kick start your Canberra Day with Splash & Dash

Dickson Aquatic Centre and Triathlon ACT have joined forces to bring the most accessible triathlon event to the community this Canberra Day. A 50m swim (any stroke, any style and with support if you need), then a 200m run or walk will all take place within the Dickson...

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Customer Service Quality Survey

At the Dickson Aquatic Centre we are always looking to improve our customer service and experience. With the assistance of CERM Pl, University of South Australia, the ACT Government conducts an annual Customer Service Quality Survey across all public pools in the ACT....

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What’s on

Splash & Dash

Community aquathlon

Start your Canberra Day with a bang and join in our Community Aquathlon.

We are partnering with Triathlon ACT to give the community a chance to take part in a fully timed 50m swim and 200m run.

outdoor fitness

Bodyrite PT @DAC

Join Bodyrite PT outdoor fitness sessions every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 6:15am.  Registration with Bodyrite includes pool entry.

Learn to swim today

Programs for all ages and abilities

Join our new Splash and Play Playgroup for 0-5

Every Friday 10am - 12noon

Bodyrite outdoor fitness

Now @ Dickson Aquatic Centre 6:15am every Tuesday and Thursday