Welcome To Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre
Update: COVID safe measures in place
We would like to assure our patrons and guests that we are operating with COVID safe practices in place. Please see our COVID updates page for more information.
Welcome to Gympie ARC
A flagship Leisure Centre for the Gympie Region, the Gympie ARC will provide a wide range of high-quality health and leisure services for the Gympie community including access to Learn to Swim classes, Swimming Squad, Group Fitness and more.
We are home to an eight-lane, 50m Olympic Pool and 25m Indoor Heated Pool (open year-round). In addition to the pools, the facility also includes Seasonal Water Slides, a Fully Equipped Health Club, Splash Zone, Meeting Rooms, Outdoor BBQ area and a Kiosk/Café with an outdoor seating area.
Our team looks forward to welcoming you to the facility and providing you with the best health and leisure experiences possible.
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Drinking enough water every day is crucial for many reasons: Organ function, prevention of infection, cellular nutrition, joint health and regulation of body temperature. Learn more below.
Where will you BEGIN?
Challenges come in many forms, but none could have prepared us for everything a pandemic brings - lockdowns, working from home, home schooling and trying to maintain our health while adhering to restrictions in our community.
How to prepare for a water safe Summer
With the weather starting to heat up and Summer on the horizon, now more than ever it is important to get you and your loved ones water safety ready! To some, the thought of learning to swim may come with associations to a competitive sport - something they see in the Olympics. However, life can throw several curve balls, many of which may require the knowledge of how to swim. Keep reading to find out more.
Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in children under five, with swimming pools the most common location for toddler drownings. Learn2Swim Week aims to introduce water safety to kids under five and ultimately reduce drowning fatalities.