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Redevelopment of the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Lidcombe


Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre

Church Street, Lidcombe 2141

Phone: (02) 9649 9125 Fax: (02) 9646 5573

The Aquatic Centre has plenty of free off-street parking at the junction of Church Street and Olympic Drive.

Closure of the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre will be required to undertake the redevelopment project.
Key dates in relation to the closure include:
Closure of Pool: June 2015 (End of Term 2, 27 June 2015)
Re-Opening of Pool: March 2017
There are a number of surrounding aquatic centres located in the surrounding suburbs of Birrong, Sydney Olympic Park and Granville that can be accessed by local residents and pool users during the closure.
Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.
For enquiries or more information please contact Council on (02) 9735 1222 or email

The Centre has a heated 9 lane 50m outdoor pool, children’s wade pool and heated 6 lane 25m indoor pool. There are also large changing facilities, extensive spectator seating, sun shelters, grassed areas and shop

Monday to Friday 7.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 7.00am to 1.00pm
Sunday Closed



Monday to Saturday 6.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm

General admission (ages 3+) $3.00
Children 2 years and under Free

Auburn residents with:
• War Veteran Pensioner Concession Card
• Disability Pensioner Concession Card
• Aged Pensioner Concession Card

Auburn residents with other approved Pension Concession Cards Free

Non residents with Aged Pensioner Concession Card or Seniors Card



Note: Cards must be issued by the relevant Government authority. Cards must be shown on entry in combination with either; photo ID or two other forms of ID to prove concessional card ownership


Multi Passes

Multi passes can be purchased from the Centre:

20 visit Multi Pass (equivalent to $2.50 per swim) $50.00

50 visit Multi Pass (equivalent to $2.00 per swim)


Multi passes are available under separate arrangement with the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre Management.

Multi Pass holders can use their passes to gain entry to the Centre for friends and family members.

What to Wear

Health regulations require appropriate swim wear to be worn at all times. Swim wear is generally made from either nylon or lycra and can be purchased from sports shops and most department stores.

Everyday clothing is not suitable swim wear. This includes:

  • Cut off shorts
  • Jeans
  • Tee shirts
  • Dresses
  • Singlet tops
Patrons without appropriate swim wear will not be permitted entry or will be asked to leave the Centre.

Conditions of Entry

Entry is conditional upon patrons familiarising themselves with and abiding by the rules of the Centre.
  • No swearing
  • No inappropriate behaviour
  • No chewing gum
  • No glass containers
  • No smoking
  • No alcohol
  • No running

All children and young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

Children and young people under the age of 18 must not be left unaccompanied in the Centre at any time.


First Splashes


The Centre is home to the First Splashes Swim School. The School provides a range of swimming lessons for all ages and abilities.

All First Splashes Swim School instructors are experienced and AUSTSWIM qualified.

Lessons are designed to help swimmers become water confident, water safe and progressively learn to swim. The swim school runs in parallel to the 4 school terms per year. 

Jelly Blubber
  • Confident and familiarised to the water environment
  • Submerge comfortably
  • Independent front and back float
  • A straight torpedo with a good head and body position
  • Backstroke kick with a straight body position
  • Rotate independently between front and back float
  • Freestyle: four big straight arms and a fluent kicking action (no breathing)
  • Backstroke: continuous arms with a straight body and toes bubbling the surface
  • 10m freestyle: straight arms, ear on the water, fluent kicking and the use of bi-lateral breathing
  • 10m backstroke: continuous backstroke arms, straight body position and a fluent kick action
  •  Introduction to dives
  • 15m freestyle: a streamline freestyle position with continuous kick and the use of bi-lateral breathing
  • 15m backstroke: continuous backstroke arms, straight body position and fluent kick action
  •  Breastroke: a glide and kicking both feet turned out and knees shoulder width apart
  • 25m freestyle: a streamlined freestyle position with continuous kick and the use of bi-lateral breathing
  • 25m backstroke: continuous backstroke arms, with a high straight body position, a slight body roll and fluent kick action
  • 15m Breastroke: Using a glide and basic stroke timing
  • 50m freestyle: a correct streamlined freestyle position with continuous kick and bi-lateral breathing
  • 50m backstroke: continuous backstroke arms with a high straight body position, good body roll action and fluent kick
  • 25m breastroke: a glide and correct stroke timing
  • Eight butterfly arms in continuous motion
  • 10m continuous butterfly kicking (no breathing)

What to Bring to Swimming Lessons?

  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Goggles (not compulsory but advised). Goggles are available for purchase at reception
  • Swimming cap (not compulsory but advised). Caps can be purchased at reception
  • Headbands – for students with long hair
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear to change into when leaving the Centre

Assessment and Progress

  • Appropriate levels matching the swimmer’s ability
  • Progress monitored throughout the term by the instructor and Centre staff
  • Each level has a checklist of skills that MUST be accomplished in order to progress to the next level. It’s up to the instructor to determine whether these skills have been acquired to a satisfactory standard
  • Learning to swim is a long and ongoing process which for many can be a difficult skill to acquire. Some students will remain on a plateau while others may progress more quickly
  • Breathing coordination is extremely difficult to master and may take some time to achieve
  • Please remain patient. Our instructors will do their best to ensure progress is made as rapidly as possible

Holiday Programs

First Splashes Swim School also runs a variety of programs during school holiday periods.  Holiday Intensives is usually run over a 3 week period and is a great way to maintain your child’s stroke and fitness over the holiday break.  Holiday Intensives is for Jelly Bubbler to Barracuda levels.

Squad Training

Squad training is available for those interested in further improvement. Mini squad is the first stage on from Barracuda classes and continues in stroke correction, endurance and speed. After mini squad your child can progress to regular squad training.

For more information please call the Head Coach on 0430 540 254.