Swimming

Indoor Swimming Pools

Warragul Leisure Centre

Burke Street, Warragul.

The Warragul Leisure Centre has been redeveloped and extended and re-opened to patrons on Monday 19 September 2016.

Facilities include:

  • indoor and outdoor aquatics
  • warm water pool
  • children's splash pool
  • double court sports stadium
  • group fitness room
  • child minding facilities
  • kiosk and social area

To find out more about the new facilities:

For information about swimming lessons:

The YMCA manages the Warragul Leisure Centre. For information including classes and costs visit the YMCA Baw Baw Leisure Facilities website or phone the Warragul Leisure Centre on 5623 4017.

Warragul Opening Hours 

The Warragul Leisure Centre will operate with the following normal business hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 6.00am - 8.30pm
  • Friday: 6.00am- 6.00pm (7.00pm close during summer season)
  • Weekends: 8.00am- 5.00pm (7.00pm close during summer season)

The Centre will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and open from 1.00pm on Anzac Day.

Rawson Indoor Pool

Knotts Siding Road, Rawson.

Phone number 5165 3533
 
The Rawson Indoor Pool is heated and located in the Robertson Sports Centre, next to the cricket ground (Dunstan Oval). The pool opens from 1 December until 31 March. 

Rawson Opening Hours

 Day  Times
 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday  4.00pm-6.00pm
 Wednesday  2.00pm-6.00pm
 Friday  4.00pm-7.00pm
 Saturday  1.00pm-7.00pm
 Sunday  1.00pm-5.00pm
 School and Public Holidays  1.00pm-7.00pm

Summer Outdoor Swimming Pools

Baw Baw Shire outdoor swimming pools in Drouin, Neerim South, Trafalgar, Thorpdale and Warragul and an indoor summer pool at Rawson will open to the community from Thursday 1 December 2016 . The pools are managed by the YMCA on behalf of Baw Baw Shire Council.

Closures and Fire Danger Periods

All pools close on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 

The Neerim South, Thorpdale and Rawson pools will close on days declared by fire authorities as Code Red (Catastrophic). Check the warnings at the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Temperatures for Opening

Outdoor pools open when the temperature is forecast for 25 degrees or more, except Rawson and Warragul Pool and early morning swims, which are not weather dependent. This is determined by Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for Warragul, which are looked at a week in advance and revised daily. The pools may close prior to or during thunderstorm activity or in extreme weather conditions. Contact the Warragul Leisure Centre on 5623 4017 or visit the Bureau of Meteorology website.

In January 2017 only, all Baw Baw outdoor pools will open at 11am on days forecast 30 degrees Celsius and above.

Aquatic and Leisure Fees

To view the 2016/17 Aquatic and Leisure Services Fees and Charges, go to Budget.

Warragul Outdoor Pool

Works are now completed on the new outdoor 50 metre pool at the Warragul Leisure Centre.

Due to the heating of the pool, it will be unique from other Baw Baw Shire summer pools as it will be open regardless of weather and enjoy an extended season until 30 April.

Opening hours during the season are the same as the Warragul Leisure Centre opening hours.

Drouin Outdoor Pool

Access via Sinclair Street, Drouin.

Phone number 5625 1560.

A 50 metre solar heated outdoor pool with shaded toddlers’ pool with water features, located next to the Drouin Recreation Reserve. Open from 1 December until 31 March, when temperatures are forecast for 25 degrees or more.

Drouin Opening Hours

Day  Times 
 Monday to Friday  3.00pm to 7.00pm
 Weekends, school and public holidays  1.00pm to 7.00pm
 Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Lap Swimming)  6.30am to 7.30am - regardless of weather (light dependent)

Neerim South Outdoor Pool

Swaffields Lane, Neerim South.
Phone number 5628 1374.

A 25 metre, solar heated outdoor pool with shaded toddlers’ pool. Located just off the main street, the Neerim District Swimming Pool is open from 1 December until 31 March, when temperatures are forecast for 25 degrees or more.

Neerim South Opening Hours 

Day   Times
 Monday to Friday  3.00pm to 7.00pm
 Weekends, Public and School Holidays  1.00pm to 7.00pm
 Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Lap Swimming)

 6.30am to 7.30am - regardless of weather (light dependant) 

Trafalgar Outdoor Pool

McGregor Park Lane, Trafalgar.

Phone number 5633 2143.

The Trafalgar pool includes a 33 metre main pool and shaded toddler pool with water features. Open from 1 December to the Labour Day long weekend in mid-March, when temperatures are forecast for 25 degrees or more.

Trafalgar Opening Hours

Days   Times
 Monday to Friday  3.00pm to 7.00pm
 Weekends, School and Public Holidays  1.00pm to 7.00pm

Thorpdale Outdoor Pool

Morwell Road, Thorpdale.

Phone number 5634 6355.

An outdoor 20 metre pool located just past the primary school. The pool also has a shaded toddlers’ pool with barbecue and picnic facilities. Open from 1 December to the Labour Day long weekend in mid-March, when temperatures are forecast for 25 degrees or more.

Thorpdale Opening Hours

 Days Times 
 Monday to Friday  3.00pm to 7.00pm
 Weekends, School and Public Holidays  1.00pm to 7.00pm