Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool
A seasonal facility open 1 December to 31 March with a 50-metre outdoor pool, learner's pool and shaded toddler's pool, diving pool with a 1-metre diving board, barbecue and picnic facilities.
- Public transport Bus 525, bus stop at corner of Newlands and Murray Roads. Tram 19, stop 37. Nearest train station is Batman on the Upfield line.
- Parking All day parking available at the centre on Murray Road.
Lap lanes available
Outdoor pool - Opening times today and tomorrowThursday 27 FebruaryCLOSEDFriday 28 February6 am - 9 am
- Normal outdoor pool hours
The Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool is seasonal, open from 1 December to 31 March.
Normal hours apply when the weather is forecast to be between 23 and 31 degrees the day prior.
The dive pool opens when the forecast is 26 degrees and above the day prior.
Normal hours during school term
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6 am - 9 am* Monday to Friday 3 pm - 7 pm Saturday and Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm Public holidays 12 pm - 6 pm
Normal hours during school holidays
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6 am - 9 am* Monday to Friday 11 am - 7 pm* Saturday and Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm* Public holidays 12 pm - 6 pm*
*The pool opens regardless of the weather forecast, except when there is an extreme weather event.
We are trialing these opening hours, which are reviewed every month during the pool season.
- Pool hours when it is forecast to be hot or cold
The policy does not apply to the Brunswick Baths outdoor pool, the Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre outdoor pool, or the Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre waterslide during school holidays. These facilities will open regardless of the weather.
Council uses the Bureau of Meteorology forecast temperature taken at 5 pm.
Normal opening hours
Normal hours apply when the weather is forecast to be between 23 and 30 degrees celsius the day prior.
The waterslide at Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre and the diving pools at the Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool and Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool open when the weather is forecast to be 26 degrees celsius or above.
Extended hours on hot days
On hot days, forecast 31 degrees and above, the outdoor pools open earlier:
- 10 am during school holidays, weekends and public holidays, and
- 1 pm during school term weekdays.
Outdoor pools may also close later, remaining open to 8 pm and beyond, depending on demand, availability of staff and sufficient light.
Closed on cold days
On cold days, forecast below 23 degrees, the outdoor pools are closed other than for commmunity groups bookings or regular programs.
When the forecast is below 23 degrees, we monitor the forecast early in the day. If there has been signficant change, we can decide to open the outdoor pools. Feel free to phone the pool or get an update on Facebook.
Tips for coping with the heat
See Council heatwaves page for tips for keeping cool during hot weather.
- Centre accessibility
Accessibility features at this centre
Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool offers people of all abilities the opportunity to participate in a safe and clean environment with qualified, enthusiastic and reliable staff.
So that your experience is enjoyable and successful, we have:
- Parking spaces for people with a disability
- Gradual railed step entry to water, and
- Changerooms for people with disabilities.
Contact us to talk about about concession pricing or if you have any other questions.
Companion Card Program
This centre is part of the Companion Card Program, which means a person with a disability does not have to pay the entry fee for the carer that comes with them.
- An accredited Watch Around Water facility
Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool is an accredited Watch Around Water facility, meaning there are guidelines that must be followed when visiting the centre.
Watch around water guidelines
Developed by Aquatics and Recreation Victoria and Life Saving Victoria, the Watch around water guidelines educate patrons about adequate supervision and responsibility when visiting a public aquatic facility. The policy outlines:
Children Under 5 (0 - 5 years)
Ratio – 1 adult to 2 children (babies in prams include in ratio)
Children aged 0-5 years must be accompanied by a responsible guardian, who is prepared to swim. Children must be constantly supervised and remain within arm’s reach at all time. All children under 5 must wear a PINK wristband* to indicate age.
Children Under 10 (5 – 9 years)
Ratio – 1 adult to 4 children.
Children aged 5-9 years must be accompanied by a responsible guardian, who is prepared to and constantly and actively supervise then in and out of the water. The responsible guardian must actively supervise and have a clear view of the child/ren at all times with no barriers in-between. All children 5-9 years must wear a YELLOW wristband* to indicate age.
For children 10 years and older, parents must use their knowledge of the child’s swimming ability to determine the level of accompaniment required.
Important facts about supervision of children
Here are some facts you need to be aware of:
- The supervision of children in aquatic facilities is not the sole responsibility of lifeguards.
- Lifeguards are employed on a 1:100 ratio; this is based on the expectation that parents will provide direct supervision of child.
- Parents are required to provide the constant and direct supervision needed for young children.