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NOW OPEN: Lake Mac unveils million-dollar learn-to-swim centre

A first-class indoor learn-to-swim facility is now open for classes at Charlestown Swim Centre.

The $1.1 million learn to swim pool is the first purpose-built teaching facility operated by Lake Mac Council.

“Every parent should have peace of mind that their child will be safe in and around the water,” Lake Macquarie Council Swim Centre Team Leader Christopher Wilson said.

“This indoor facility has allowed us to expand our learn-to-swim program, ensuring more families have access to classes”.

The heated pool, with a depth ranging from 60 centimetres to one metre, will provide further opportunities to learn vital swimming skills year-round.

“Lake Macquarie families historically enjoy the outdoors and swimming at pools, rivers, beaches and of course, our beautiful lake,” Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said.

“A facility like this is needed to keep up with the growing community needs and to enhance access to water safety services.”

The project, jointly funded by Council and the Federal Government, enables the swim centre to run up to six classes simultaneously.

Parents of children from six months of age upwards can book into classes Monday to Saturday. For more information visit