25m Pool Temperature Update

Yesterday our pool temperature dropped to 27 degrees, which we initially believed was due to the colder weather. We requested a contractor onsite to double check our equipment last night, and they found a fault.
Both council and our team have prioritised the issue and are already working with suppliers and contractors to expedite repairs. Our team have employed strategies to minimise heat loss and as of 6 pm this evening, the water temperature has risen to 28 degrees. Our normal operating temperature is between 28 to 30 degrees.

Council expects the repairs to be completed and commissioned
by 23 July 2024 and apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.

Our team would like to thank Gympie Regional Council and our contractor for their fast response in assisting with this issue.

Welcome to Gympie ARC 

As the flagship leisure centre for our region, Gympie ARC provides a wide range of high quality health and leisure services for our local community, as well as our larger region. Programs provide access to swimming lessons for all ages, squad and group fitness sessions (aqua and land based).

We are home to a 25m indoor heated pool, and a seasonal eight-lane 50m outdoor olympic pool. Our venue also includes a fully equipped gym, childrens splash park, function room, seasonal water slides, kiosk, and BBQ area, all set in beautiful and accessible garden surrounds.

Our team looks forward to welcoming you to Gympie ARC, and providing you with the best health and leisure experience possible.


Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday
 5.30 am to 8:00 pm
 5.30 am to 7:00 pm
 6.00 am to 5.00 pm
 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Public holidays
 8.00 am to 5.00 pm 

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day (open after 1 pm) & Christmas Day

Discover Gympie Aquatic and Recreation Centre

Visit our facilities pages for more information on what the Gympie Aquatic and Recreation Centre has to offer you!


19 Sep 23

Why Spring Swimming is Vital for a Safe Summer

Spring is already here and with summer just around the corner, it is vital to consider how you can support your child to be water-safe and ready to enjoy swimming and aquatic activities ahead of the warmer season. Read more to learn why swimming preparation in spring is vital for a safe summer. 

05 Jul 23

Let’s get moving with Non- Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)

NEAT, or non-exercise activity thermogenesis, refers to the energy we expend through everyday activities. Find out how small changes in your daily life can have a big impact on overall health and fitness.

08 Jun 23

The Risks of Swimming Alone

Swimming with companions reduces the risks involved with swimming alone, such as absence of immediate assistance, vulnerability to accidents and reduced recognition of potential health risks. Read on to learn more about these risks and how important it is for children and weak or non-swimmers to swim safely with responsible peers.

02 Jun 23

GOswim Waterways Safety Week

Waterways Safety Week is coming to your GOswim lessons from 12 - 18 June. Our GOswim friends have been preparing to take you on a journey to learn important water safety skills and strategies for different waterways including the beach, lakes, rivers and more. Read more to find out why you and your child should learn how to stay safe in different waterways and the life-saving benefits this could have.

Aquatic Classes

Using the resistance of water automatically increases the intensity of your workout, helping to increase your strength, flexibility and your overall health.


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