Swimming Centres ARCHIVED

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

Swimming season 2017-2018

Norwood Swimming Centre: 21 October 2017 - 8 April 2018

Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre: 7 October 2017 - 25 March 2018.

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

Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre special closure times due to swimming carnivals.

Closure times:

  • Sunday 29 October: all day
  • Tuesday 6 February: 9.00am – 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 7 February: 10.30am – 3.00pm
  • Thursday 8 February: 8.30am – 1.30pm
  • Friday 9 February: 8.00am – 2.30pm                      
  • Friday 23 February: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Norwood & Payneham normal opening times
Day Time
Monday to Friday 6am to 7.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays (closed Christmas Day) 8am to 7pm

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) $21.00
Season pass (Adult) $325.00
Season pass (Concession) $245.00
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.

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



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

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