Swimming Pools

Our Pools

We are pleased to advise that entry to all Council pools will continue to be FREE for the 2021-2022 season.

The swimming pool season runs from Saturday 20 November 2021 to Monday 14 March 2022. Pools will open when the temperature forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology is 23 degrees or above in that location. Pools will open for morning lap swimming and school/swim club bookings regardless of the forecast.

All of our pools will be following strict COVID-19 safety protocols for the health and wellbeing of our patrons and staff. These protocols are subject to change in line with the Victorian Government guidelines at the time. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this tricky time. 

Alexandra – 13 Perkins Street – 0436 925 825

With three pools to choose from you’re bound to find the perfect spot on a warm day. The main pool is 25 m long and 6 lanes wide with a maximum depth of 2.2 m. Entry is by steps and ladders. The second pool has a ‘beach’ entry and a depth of 0.9 m. It’s a great place for those learning to swim or building their confidence in the water. A third, semi-circular toddler pool, with water features and protected by shade sails, offers the perfect spot to help the smallest members of the family cool off. The facility also offers all access change rooms with full amenities, shade sails, tables and seating and plenty of grass.

Eildon – 39 High Street – 0439 159 025

Centrally located in town, the facility offers a main pool which is 33 m long and 8 lanes wide, accessible by step or ladder. The depth of the pool ranges from 1.4 m to 3.6 m. The adjacent toddler pool with imitation rock sides, and fun water features provides plenty of opportunity for water play. This pool is 0.2 to 0.9 m deep with step access. Plenty of shade, seating and a grassy area provides a wonderful place for visitors to relax and enjoy the visit. The facility offers all access change rooms, with cold water showers.

Marysville – 13 Falls Road – 0409 364 258

The main pool is 33 m long and varies in depth from 1.4 m to 3.3 m. A large undercover shelter area, equipped with tables and seats, provides a fantastic spot to enjoy the day with family and friends. The opposite side of the main pool features plenty of grassed area. Shelter from the weather under one of three shade sails dotted throughout the grounds. Toddlers can enjoy the time in their own octagonal pool with worm and mushroom sprays adding to the fun. The pool is 0.25 m deep, partly shaded and has seating close by. The facility offers all access change rooms, with cold water showers.

Yea – 101 High Street – 0429 613 770

The main T-shaped pool is 33 m long and 6 lanes wide, with access by step or ladder. The water depth ranges from 0.9 to 3.05 m. There is a deck area, grassy grounds, scattered tables and chairs, shade sails and trees, providing plenty of space for everyone to share. Younger patrons can enjoy building their water skills in the nearby toddler pool. The pool has ‘beach entry’, a depth of 0.9 m, large shade sail and water sprays. The facility offers all access change rooms with full amenities.

Opening Hours

The swimming pool season runs from Saturday 20 November 2021 to Monday 14 March 2022.

During school terms

Monday to Friday 3.00 - 6.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 1.00 - 6.00 pm
Public holidays  1.00 – 6.00 pm

During school holidays

Sunday to Thursday 1.00 - 6.00 pm
Friday and Saturday 1.00 - 8.00 pm
Public holidays
(closed Christmas Day)

1.00 - 6.00 pm

Morning swim sessions

Alexandra    

Monday, Wednesday and Friday  

6.00 - 8.30 am

Eildon

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

6.30 - 8.30 am

Marysville

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

7.30 - 9.30 am

Yea

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

6.30 - 9.00 am

Hours are subject to change.

During the hotter part of the season starting from Friday 17 December 2021 and finishing on Saturday 5 February 2022, all pools will be open until 8.00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

Pools will open when the temperature forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology is 23 degrees or above in that location. On days of extreme heat, pool opening hours may be extended. The decision to remain open is at the discretion of the Operations Officer and will depend on air temperature and patron numbers. Private bookings, such as swimming clubs, may use the pools outside of indicated opening hours. Pools will be open for morning lap swimming and school/swim club bookings regardless of the forecast.

All pools will be closed on Christmas Day.

See the Bureau of Meteorology website here.

Entry Prices 

Admission is FREE for the 2021-2022 pool season.

COVID-19 Safety Regulations

Council is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors to our pools. Strict COVID-19 safety regulations will be in place throughout the 2021-2022 season. COVID-19 safety regulations include, but are not limited to

  • QR code check in requirements
  • density limits
  • physical distancing rules
  • the wearing of face masks throughout the facility where necessary
  • hand sanitisation
  • no shared pool toys or flotation devices available unless in the case of emergency, you can however bring your own

Any person found to not be complying with the requirements may be asked to leave the facility.

Please consult this page for more information as the Victorian Government restrictions are updated.

 

Pool safety rules

Our qualified lifeguards are dedicated to ensuring your visit is a safe and enjoyable experience. In addition to COVID-19 safety regulations, patrons are expected to adhere to regular pool rules. You can help us by following these simple rules.

  • Actively supervise children under your care at the facility. Caring for children is not the responsibility of the lifeguard.
    • Children aged five and under must be within arm’s reach of a responsible person aged 16 or over at all times. This means that if the child is in the water, they must be accompanied. A maximum of four children aged five or under may be under the care of a supervising individual.
    • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible person aged 16 or older at all times. A maximum of eight children under 10 may be accompanied by one supervising individual.
  • Make yourself familiar with water depths in each pool and access them in a safe and responsible manner.
  • No smoking, consuming alcohol or bringing glass containers to the pool area and surrounds.
  • Comply with the decision of the Lifeguard if they deny access to a pool facility to a person who appears intoxicated.
  • Allow Lifeguards to inspect the content of bags, containers or eskies for prohibited items such as glass or alcohol.
  • Follow a Lifeguard’s request to leave the facility if your behaviour is deemed to be of an anti-social nature or is offensive to others. Lifeguards have been instructed to call the police if an individual or group physically or verbally threatens them or other patrons.

 

Code Red Days

The outdoor pools may be closed at any time for safety reasons, including dangerous weather conditions, and sometimes with very short notice to members and guests.

On declared Code Red days, the facilities at Eildon and Marysville will not be open to the public. The facilities in Alexandra and Yea will only be open if there are staff available to work (Council encourages all staff to put their personal fire safety plans into effect on these days). If staff are available on Code Red days, the Alexandra and Yea facilities will have extended opening hours.

 

Learn to Swim

Council’s Learn to Swim lessons are run in partnership with VICSWIM. This five-day program teaches children how to swim and stay safe around the water. Please check in closer to the season for updates.

For more information and bookings, please visit vicswim.com.au

Private bookings

Murrindindi Shire swimming pools are available for private bookings, for events such as birthdays, weddings and social gatherings. Please call (03) 5772 0333 for booking enquiries.