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Canberra Olympic Pool

Canberra Olympic Pool was built in 1955 during the build up to the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Canberra Olympic Pool (COP) was one of the very few centres in Australia during this time developed with three pools – 50-metre main pool, dive pool and toddler’s pool. At the time, COP was considered to be an outstanding facility, winning the Sulman Award of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects for meritorious architecture in New South Wales in the recreation and sports class for 1955.

COP has served as a highly valued community facility for nearly 60 years and over the years a number of changes have been made to try and adapt to changing community needs. The introduction in 1992 of the air-supported dome to allow the use of the 50-metre pool all year round. For the first couple of years the dome was erected in winter and dismantled in summer but when contract management of the facility began in 1996 it was decided to leave the dome erected all year round.

The dome was replaced in 2008 as part of a $2 million refurbishment project that included other minor upgrade works. The centre offers a range of health and aquatic programs to cater to the interests and abilities of the Canberra Community. The centre is equipped to with a 50-metre indoor pool, 4 beach volleyball courts, and the health club.

The programs offered at the centre include; swimming lessons, personal and small group training, group fitness classes, recreational lap swimming, schools programs and prYme health programs and group fitness classes.

The YMCA NSW is proud to partner with the Australian Capital Territory Government.

Centre contact information:
Phone: (02) 6248 6799
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Disability parking
outside the front
of the centre

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Dive Pool
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Indoor heated 8-lane,
50-metre pool

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Change rooms

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Ample Parking

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Health Club

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