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.

PLEASE CHECK LANE AVAILABILITY: We currently have restricted public access at times on weekdays due to school swimming carnivals

Learn to Swim


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!

What’s on


Check lane and pool availability!

Throughout February and March we are host to 27 school swimming carnivals.  This affects lane availability and pool access during school hours. Check our availability.

Saturdays 9am-11am starting 02 Feb 2019

Splash & Play Playgroup

Water play with introduction to activities from one of our swimming instructors.  A combination of wet and dry activities for all children aged 0-4. Program is included in pool entry.


Celebrate Canberra Day

On Monday 11 March from 12noon-7pm we will host some of Canberra’s best local talent live on pool deck. Bring a picnic, have a swim and enjoy Canberra Day at the pool. Free event with pool entry. 

2019 schedule coming soon

Ninja Kids Fitness

Join Bodyrite PT outdoor fitness sessions for children aged 5 to 9years and 10 to 15years.  A fun fitness experience for your little ninja on the grass, beach and shallow pools.

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