Upgraded operating hours!

Published on 14 June 2024

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We're excited to announce the Wangaratta Sports & Aquatic Centre’s heated outdoor pool will remain open during winter for the first time. In addition, we will extend the hours of use for the warm water pool. Our overall opening hours will decrease slightly to accommodate these exciting changes, streamline services, and align with industry standards. 


To better serve the community, we are trialling keeping the heated outdoor pool open throughout the winter season. Aiming to alleviate pool congestion by providing more lane space. Wangaratta’s two active and expanding swim clubs, recreational lap swimmers, and learn-to-swim classes will all benefit from the extended outdoor pool hours.


The warm-water pool currently closes earlier than the indoor 25m pool on weekdays and is open for limited hours on weekends, this change will align pool hours and reflects the warm water pool’s growing demand. Warm water pools can offer therapeutic benefits, aid recovery, and improve mobility. This pool is increasingly popular with all abilities and senior centre members. 


The decision to coordinate the pool and centre hours is based on thorough analysis of pool usage and centre visitation data. Additionally, the new hours will allow for better lifeguard coverage during session times, keeping the community safe. The changes reflect Council’s ongoing commitment to meeting community needs.  


Access to the 24-hour gym will remain unchanged.  


Centre (winter)

Monday - Friday 5:45am - 8:15pm
Weekends  8:00am - 4:00pm

Indoor Pools (winter)

Monday - Friday 5:45am - 8:00pm
Weekends 8:00am - 3:45pm
  *Warm water pool, 25 metre pool, program pool and leisure (toddler) pool are included in these hours*


These changes come into effect from 1 July 2024.  

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