Swimming Centres

Our swimming centres, located at Norwood and Payneham, offer water lovers the ideal setting for aquatic fitness and education, social gatherings and fun.

Season dates


22 October 2016 - 9 April 2017


8 October 2016 - 26 March 2017


The Swimming Centres offer pools heated to 27 degrees, shaded lawns and BBQs, hot showers, convenient opening times, kiosk, lap swimming and swimming lessons.

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Norwood Swimming Centre

Swim coach

Phillips Street, Kensington
T: 08 8431 1327
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Located just off The Parade, Norwood, this much loved 1950s swimming centre is a 'classic Australian local pool' within a rivergum shaded setting.

Centre features include:

  • shaded toddler pool
  • 50 metre main pool
  • change rooms
  • shower and bathroom facilities
  • BBQs
  • kiosk.


Girl in a swimming poolPayneham Memorial Swimming Centre

194 OG Road, Felixstow
T: 08 8336 1978
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The Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre offers generous shade, large grassed grounds and plenty of car parking.

Centre facilities include:

  • toddler paddle pool
  • learner medium sized pool
  • Olympic sized pool
  • change rooms
  • bathroom and showers
  • BBQs
  • kiosk.


Opening hours

Norwood & Payneham opening times
Day Time
Monday to Friday 6am to 7.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays (closed Christmas Day) 8am to 7pm

2017 special closure times

Centre Date Times


3 February
2 March
6 March
7 March
9 March
17 March

8.30am - 3pm
9am - 3pm
9am - 1pm
9am - 3pm
9am - 1pm
11am - 3pm


15 December
7 February
9 February
10 February
24 February

9am - 2.30pm
9.30am - 2.30pm
9am - 11am
8am - 2pm
9am - 3pm

Admission fees

Norwood & Payneham
Admission type Cost
General admission $7.00
Concession (5 to 15 years) $5.50
Children under 2 - 4 years $2.50
Children under 2 years Free
Family pass (2 x adults, 2 x children) $20.00
Season pass (Adult) $320.00
Season pass (Concession) $240.00
Season Pass (Family) $720.00
20 tickets $105.00
All prices are inclusive of GST  

Swimming classes and programs

Swimming classes

Swimming classes are conducted at both centres throughout the summer for children from 3 years of age.

Norwood: Saturday mornings, Mondays and Wednesdays after school hours.

Payneham: Saturday mornings, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school hours.

Cost: $16.50 per lesson (2016-17).

Lesson enquiries: swimschool@npsp.sa.gov.au or call the Norwood or Payneham Centres.


Vacswim 2016

Vacswim will be held at both Swimming Centres from 3 -11 January 2017 (excluding the weekend).

SA Water Vacswim is a South Australian Government funded program for school children aged 5+ years.

For more information and to enrol, visit: Vacswim - Locations/Enrolments


Summer Swim and Survive Program

Swim Survive will be heal in late December 2017.

The Swim and Survive Program is a comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative of Royal Life Saving. The Program seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of all Australian children to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.

For more information and to enrol, visit: Royal Life Saving SA


Become a Friend of Norwood Pool

Friends of Norwood Pool is a community based incorporated body of local citizens and pool users, formed in early 2004 to support and maintain the pool.

This passionate and committed group aims to:

  • provide a voice for the ongoing welfare, care and development of the Norwood Pool
  • encourage new users
  • provide social events for pool users
  • facilitate contact between the users, the staff and the Council.

For more information or to become a Friend of Norwood Pool, please click here