Update: COVID safe measures in place
Following the State Government announcement, if you have been in South East Queensland in the last 14 days you must carry a mask and wear it when visiting our facility (excluding vigorous exercise). Please see our COVID updates page for more information.
Welcome to Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Centre
Our facility includes a FINA approved 50m pool, a covered 25m pool, as well as a heated 15m programs pool. We are also home to a brand new athletics track offering all events and disciplines.
We offer you a range of incredible programs, including our Learn to Swim swimming lessons, aqua aerobics, and Masters swimming.
We have extensive outdoor grassed areas for family picnics and get togethers.
Come in and visit us today! We look forward to providing you with the best health and leisure experience possible.
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Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in children under five, with swimming pools the most common location for toddler drownings. Learn2Swim Week aims to introduce water safety to kids under five and ultimately reduce drowning fatalities.
Spring back into exercise - how will you begin?
As the weather changes seasons and head towards warmer days, we often feel the urge to get active and start something new. But where to begin?
Sometimes we just need the motivation to start, but other times we need to be strategic with our approach to ensure we minimise injury and align our exercise choices with the goals we are trying to achieve, ensuring success.
R U OK? Day
Much like 2020, 2021 has been a challenging year, to say the least. Due to government-mandated lockdowns, we have all endured numerous lockdowns which can take a significant toll on our mental health. R U OK? Day is here for 2021 and it is a great opportunity to check in on those around you.
Why swimming lessons are more important than ever