Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre (Outdoor Pool)

Come and enjoy our outdoor swimming pool in Marion!
Marion Swimming Centre Outdoor Pool

The Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre is now open for the summer.

The Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre is a premier, open air, swimming facility set in grassed and shady grounds and located in the heart of Marion.

The outdoor pool offers summertime fun and relaxation for everyone.

Natural shade from more than 30 mature Chinese Elms as well as attractive shade cloth over smaller pools and surrounds make the Marion pool a pleasant, care-free respite even on the hottest of days.

Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre features a variety of outdoor facilities for all the family, while qualified supervision and a friendly staff ensure a safe, relaxed recreational experience for all.

So come for a visit to Marion's pool this summer season!

Contact details

Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre
Oaklands Road
(Corner Hendrie Street)
Park Holme SA 5043
Phone: (08) 8276 4939
Fax: (08) 8374 0386
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Opening hours

2014/2015 season: 7 October 2014 to 3 April 2015

 Monday to Friday     5:30am - 8:00pm
 Saturday  7:00am - 6:00pm
 Sunday  8:00am - 6:00pm
 Public holidays  11:00am - 5:00pm

All subject to change
Patrons are reminded to check the Events Calender at the Marion Swimming Centre for times when the centre may be closed to the public.

Latest news
  • Waterslide upgrade notice: The new waterslide is now open! Come and have a ride to test it out.
  • Aqua aerobics classes have begun! Sundays 8.30am, Wednesdays 6.15pm and 7.15pm, Thursday mornings 7.30am.
  • VACSWIM enrollments are now taking place. Water safety program for school aged children. Download the form on the VACSWIM website then bring it in and pay the $31.50 enrollment fee to secure your child's lesson.
Events calendar
Date Event Time Restrictions/conditions
23 November 2014 Family Fun Day 11am to 4pm Community event - Opening of new waterslide!
8 December to 12 December 2014 Picnic week - End of school activities 9am to 3pm Centre closed - Booked groups only
24 December 2014 Christmas Eve 5.30am to 6pm Centre closes early
25 December 2014 Christmas Day All Day Centre closed
26 December 2014 Proclamation Day 11 am - 5pm Opens at 11am to 5pm
31 December 2014 New Years Eve 5.30am -6pm Centre closes early
1 January 2015 New Years Day 11am - 5pm Opens at 11am to 5pm
5 January - 13 January 2015 Vacswim- Learn to swim program 8.30am -1pmdaily All of Learners pool is closed. Most of main pool closed. One double-wide lane for leisure swimming. No lap lanes until 1pm. Waterslide will operate from 9.30am. Toddler pool available all day.
26 January 2015 Australia Day 11am -5pm Opens 11am - 5pm

Location map
Marion Swimming Centre Map
2014/2015 admission prices
Adults $6.50
Child (under 4 years) Free
Child (4 - 14 years) $5.30
Spectator $2.70
Aged/Disabled (concession) $5.30
Family 2+2 or adult +3 children $18.50
Student (concession) $5.30
Waterslide - 10 rides $6.50
Waterslide unlimited - session** $14.00
10 visit pass adult $60.00
30 visit pass adult $167.00
10 visit pass concession $44.00
30 visit pass concession $128.00
Season pass adult $415.00
Season pass family $890.00
Season pass child/concession $315.00
Vac Swim $4.80
Vac Swim pass $34.50
Swim club entry $4.60
Aqua aerobics class $9.00
Aquarobics class (concession) $7.50
10 visit aquarobics pass $78.00
10 visit aquarobics pass (concession) $66.00
Birthday party (games only) $15.00
Birthday food - optional $5.60
Locker hire - from $4.00
2014/2015 hire charges
Lane hire - regular user lane hire
per hour + entry fee
Lane hire - casual user lane hire
per hour + entry fee
Term Time 45 minutes $2.80
Term Time 90 minutes $3.40
Centre Hire - Carnivals, private functions* $575.00
Swim Lessons - from $16.00

* Additional fees may apply. Please contact the centre on 8276 4939.
** The Unlimited Waterslide Pass will only be available for purchase during school holidays and other selective days. The pass can not be shared.

Patrons are reminded that:

  • The entire centre is a smoke free area.
  • Consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
  • Children under ten years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under five years must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
Olympic pool

Marion Swimming Centre has a full size, eight-lane, heated Olympic Pool offering plenty of space to cool off as well as a top class training venue for the serious competition or lap swimmer.

The grounds are flood lit so that the cool water and grassy surrounds can still be enjoyed on those hot summer evenings.


Learner and toddler pools

The Marion outdoor pool also offers two smaller pools, which are heated, fully shaded and offer a sun-safe respite for younger children and toddlers.



The presence of qualified personnel at all times provides peace of mind and ensures the safety and welfare of pool users.

Marion Swimming Centre participates in the Aquatic industries water safety program (Watch Around Water) promoting supervision by the primary carers of young children.

Children under 5 years:

  • Must be constantly supervised by a responsible person (parent or carer)
  • Must be accompanied in the water by a responsible person
  • Must remain within arms reach at all times in the water

Children under 10 years:

  • Must be constantly supervised by a responsible person (parent or carer)
  • Must be within clear view with no physical or structural barriers between you and the child

A child of limited swimming ability regardless of age using a floatation device must be accompanied in the water by a responsible person at all time.



The brand new waterslide is now open for business!

Come along to join in the fun.


Inflatable obstacle course - Crazy Race

Crazy Race InflatableThe 'Crazy Race' is a 18 metre long inflatable obstacle course that operates in the deep half of the main pool.

It is quite challenging with several types of obstacles including a tricky zig-zag section, tarzan rope and slide. It is designed to be very challenging tesing out your balance, agility and fitness.

Users need to prove they are at least 120cm tall and can comfortably swim 20m. They will then receive a wrist band allowing them access to the Crazy Race. Users also need to purchase a 10 ride pass from reception or kiosk. The 10 ride pass can be used for both the Crazy Race and the waterslide. The pass does not have an expiry, so if there are unused rides they can be redeemed on your next visit.

The Crazy Race will operate school holidays and weekends subject to weather and other factors. Call the centre to check if it is scheduled to open.

Non-swimmers with floatation aids or parental assistance will not be allowed on the Crazy Race.



Swimming lessons

At Marion Swimming Centre, swimming lessons are provided to people of all ages, to improve their enjoyment and safety in the water. Call the centre on (08) 8276 4939 for prices and session times.


Aquarobics (deep water)

Looking for something to help strengthen your core, improve fitness or recover from injury?

Deep water aquarobics is a great way to improve your fitness. It is a 'Zero Impact' exercise program that uses the resistance of the water to give you the work out. You can adjust your intensity of the activity to suit your fitness level or injury.

With the help of floatation belts, participants will float, suspended, with their heads comfortably clear of the water surface.

Classes run:

  • Every Sunday morning 8.30am
  • Wednesday evening 6.15pm and 7.15pm
  • Thursday morning 7.15am in 1.5 metre water

Class costs:

  • Casual adult pass: $9.00
  • Casual concession pass: $7.50
  • 10 visit aqua pass: $78.00
  • 10 visit aqua pass: $66.00 (concession)

Each session runs for 45 minutes with a qualified instructor.

Bookings are required as there are limited places in the class available.


Birthday parties

Want to celebrate a birthday at the Marion swimming pool? Let the centre take care of your child's birthday party with aquatic games and catering in a fun, healthy environment. For bookings phone the centre on (08) 8276 4939.



A free BBQ set in a tree studded, grassed area allows patrons to prepare meals and make a day of it when they visit the pool.



A fully stocked kiosk offers a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks at competitive prices. 

Disability facilities

A unique lift system gives patrons with physical disabilities the chance to enjoy a cooling dip in the Olympic Pool. Disabled access to change rooms and toilet facilities means all users can enjoy the Marion Swimming Centre.

Lockers and change rooms

Lockers can be hired for a small charge and patrons have free use of clean, well maintained change rooms with hot and cold showers.

Swim fitness coaching

Marion Masters Swim Club offer the following swim sessions with a qualified coach:

  • Monday 9.30am - 10.30
  • Tuesday 6pm - 7.30pm
  • Thursday 6pm - 7.30pm
  • Saturday 8.30am - 10am



A variety of clubs and associations enjoy the excellent facilities at Marion Swimming Centre including:

  • Meteors Triathalon Club
  • Marion Masters Swim Club
  • Henley and Grange Swimming Club

For more information, phone the centre on 8276 4939. 


Access to Marion Swimming Centre is easy - with 155 carparking spaces and parking for buses and motorbikes. Bike racks have also been conveniently installed near the entrance to the pool.

Events calendar

Patrons are reminded to check the Events Calender (available from the Marion Swimming Centre) for times when the centre may be closed to the public.