Swimming

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all swimming pools (except for the outdoor pool at the Warragul Leisure Centre) remain closed until further notice.  The Warragul Leisure Centre outdoor pool will reopen with booking requirements and restrictions in place from Monday 21 September.

Indoor Swimming Pools

Warragul Leisure Centre

Burke Street, Warragul.

Important information:  The swimming pool is now open for lap swimming and group fitness classes only. Please refer to the information on this page for opening times and other key information or visit the YMCA website.

Opening Hours - Starting Tuesday 9 June 2020

  • Monday to Friday: 6.00am - 10.00am and 4.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Sunday: closed

Session times

Bookings are essential for all sessions and can be made on the YMCA website or by calling 56234017.

Morning Swim sessions are 1.5hrs (1hr Swim, 15mins for changeroom access)
Evening sessions are 1hr (45min Swim - changeroom access within 45min timeslot)
  
All Saturday Sessions are 1 hour (45min - changeroom access is within 45min allocated timeslot)

Entry fees

Concession/child: $5.30
Adult: $7.40

Please note: no memberships or visit passes are currently available. Any current memberships or visit pass holders remain suspended until further notice. 


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, Wednesday and Friday (Lap Swimming Trial) 6.00am - 7.00am 
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

Seasonal Outdoor Swimming Pools

Baw Baw Shire’s seasonal outdoor swimming pools in Drouin, Neerim South, Thorpdale and Trafalgar, and the indoor pool at Rawson, will open to the community from 1 December 2019. 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.

Aquatic and Leisure Fees

To view the 2019/20 Aquatic and Leisure Services Fees and Charges, download this full schedule of fees for pools across Baw Baw Shire(PDF, 545KB).

Warragul Outdoor Pool

The Warragul Outdoor Pool is open 1 November to 30 April regardless of weather. Hours of operation are as per the Warragul Leisure Centre.

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 31 March, when temperatures are forecast for 25 degrees or more.

Trafalgar 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)

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 31 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