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More than just a pool!


The Sapphire Aquatic Centre is located in Pambula Beach on the far South of NSW. Just 10 minutes drive from Merimbula the centre is owned and operated by the Bega Valley Shire Council. The facility was built by the community in 2010 and is the only indoor heated aquatic centre in the Bega Valley open for public use all year round.

The centre has a range of facilities, including:

  • 6 lane 25 metre pool
  • Multipurpose pool
  • Toddler water feature pool
  • Onsite gym
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Group fitness classes and circuits
  • Learn to Swim programs
  • Junior development and squad programs
  • Child minding room
  • Kiosk and merchandise

From babies to adults and non-swimmers to competitive athletes, the Sapphire Aquatic Centre offers swimming programs to suit everyone’s needs. The centre is a recognised AUSTSWIM affiliated venue and all teachers and coaches are all fully qualified and undergo regular professional development to ensure that the best possible learning experiences for patrons.

The gym is open 7 days a week and has a range of cardio and resistance training machines as well as free weights to cater for the beginner weight lifter as well as the more experienced trainer.

The centre is well equipped for those with special needs. The building is wheelchair accessible and has reserved car parking spaces. Onsite is a patient hoist, portable shower trolley and a dedicated change room. To assist with access into the pool an aquatic wheelchair is available for use, both the 25 metre pool and the multipurpose pool have access ramps into the water.

In addition to the aquatic centre the Bega Valley Shire Council operates five outdoor pools which are open for six months of the year from the beginning of October until the end of March. These pools are located in the townships of Bega, Bemboka, Candelo, Cobargo and Eden.

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