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Public swimming pools

Public swimming pools are available for use by the general public for a small fee. Pools are located at the following locations:

Babinda

The Babinda pool is located at Church Street, Babinda. For information on programs, opening times and entry fees, contact the pool on 4067 1211.

Facilities:

  • 50m swimming pool
  • Children's wading pool
  • Covered grandstand with 400-seat capacity

Summer opening hours: 1 September to 31 May  

  • Monday – Friday 6am to 6pm (closed 11am-1pm)
  • Saturday – 8am to noon
  • Sundays and public holidays - closed

Closed during winter months: 

  • 1 June to 30 August, reopens 1 September.

Babinda swimming pool is accessible for swimmers and spectators with a disability. It is manned by trained lifeguards with first-aid qualifications.

Gordonvale

The Gordonvale Aquatic Centre at 79 Sheppard Street, Gordonvale.  You can contact the pool on 4056 1353 for information on programs, opening times, fees and charges.

Learn to Swim: Frogs Legs Swim School - provides year-round lessons in the heated pool.

Aqua: Aqua classes held throughout the year – contact pool on 4056 1353 for details.

Facilities:

  • 25m indoor heated swimming pool
  • Children's wading pool
  • Indoor grandstand with 300-seat capacity.

Year-round opening hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 6am to 6pm
  • Wednesday – 6am to 7pm
  • Saturday – 8am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday – 9am to 1pm
  • Public holidays – as advertised

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

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Woree

At 1 Pool Close, Woree, the Woree Aquatic Centre is the home of the Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club and Li'l Stingers Learn To Swim.

Contact details:

Office: contact the pool on 4054 6964 or visit www.woreepool.com for information on programs, opening times, fees and charges.

Learn to Swim: Li'l Stingers Learn to Swim provides year-round lessons in the heated indoor pool. Contact the pool on 4056 6964 or visit www.woreepool.com for information, session times and fees.

Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club is a family friendly swimming club, focusing on both recreational and competitive swimming. Visit cairnsstingrays.com.au or contact Donna on 0499 172 919.

Facilities:

  • 50m heated swimming pool (heated in winter only)
  • 25m indoor heated swimming pool.  For information on availability please visit www.woreepool.com
  • Children's free form swimming pool (closed in winter)
  • Children's wading pool (closed in winter)
  • Covered grandstand with 800-seat capacity

Summer opening hours: 1 October to 30 April

  • Monday to Thursday – 5.30am to 7.30pm
  • Friday – 5.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 7.30am to 5:30pm
  • Sunday – 9am to 5pm
  • Public Holidays – 9am to 5pm

Winter opening hours: 1 May to 30 September

  • Monday to Thursday – 5.30am to 7pm
  • Friday – 5.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 7.30am to 5:30pm
  • Sunday – 9am to 2pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

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Tobruk Memorial

This pool complex will be closed to the public from 4:00pm on Sunday 2 November 2014 to allow for works to commence on the redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Pool.  Pool users are invited to use Council's public pools at Smithfield (Marlin Coast) and Woree during construction.

Read more about Council's proposed redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Pool.

Marlin Coast Bicentennial Pool

The Marlin Coast (Smithfield) Pool is located at Leisure Park Road (off Cheviot Street), Smithfield is the Home of the Marlin Coast Swimming Club and Frogs Legs Swim School.

Contact the pool on 4057 7720 for information on programs, opening times, fees and charges.

Learn To swim: Frogs Legs Swim School  provides year round lessons in the heated indoor pool. It offers babies and toddler classes, learn to swim, squads up to senior level and adult squads. Contact the pool 4057 7720 for information, session times and fees.

Marlin Coast Swimming Club is a family friendly swimming club, focusing on competitive swimming. Contact mcswimmingclub@iinet.net.au for more details.

Aqua: aqua classes held throughout the year. Contact the pool on 4057 7720 for details.

Facilities:

  • 50m swimming pool
  • 25m heated swimming pool
  • Freeform children's pool; Children's wading pool
  • Covered Grandstand with 800 seat capacity

Summer opening hours: 1 October to 31 May

  • Monday to Thursday – 5.30am to 7pm
  • Friday – 5.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 7am to 5pm
  • Sunday – 9am to 5pm
  • Public holidays – 9am to 5pm

Winter opening hours:1 June to 30 September

  • Monday to Thursday – 5:45am to 7pm
  • Friday – 5.45am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 7am to 5pm
  • Sunday – 9am to noon

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday