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Update on the Redevelopment of the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre

Auburn City Council is currently in the design phase for the redevelopment of the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Lidcombe. A number of studies have identified that current facilities are in poor condition due to extensive structural damage and age. Redevelopment of the site with new buildings, new pools and new infrastructure has been determined by Council as the most cost effective way to create improved swimming and recreational facilities for the community.

The ‘Have Your Say’ on the redevelopment of the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre consultation program was undertaken by Auburn City Council from 27 August to 24 September 2012 to gain community feedback on Council’s proposed concept plans for the redevelopment of the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre.
The central purpose of the consultation program was to provide the community with background information on the project and an opportunity to view and comment on the concept plans. The consultation program also enabled the community to provide feedback on the features, amenities and spaces for the new aquatic facility, as well as an opportunity to find out more information about the staging and timeframe for the project.
To view the report on consultation findings, please click on the document below:
The report includes:
·        Findings of the Open Community Consultation Workshop held on Tuesday 11 September 2012, 6pm-8pm at the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Lidcombe.
·        Feedback received at the shorter Community Briefing Session held on Thursday 13 September 2012, 8.15am-9.15am, and the Women’s Only Session held on Sunday 23 September 2012, 3pm-4pm at the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Lidcombe.
·        Findings of the Feedback Box Survey; and
·        A Summary of written submissions received.
Council is currently revisiting the concept plans based on community feedback received as part of the consultation process. Council will continue to provide updates on this project via our website, the Auburn Review and the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre notice board.
For further information about the redevelopment please phone Council on 9735 1222 or email:
Council would like to thank members of the community for their valuable input into the redevelopment of the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre.


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.

Click here for more information on the redevelopment of the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Lidcombe and to 'Have Your Say' (between 27 August - 24 September 2012).

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 $2.00

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.