At The Forum University, our eight lane, 50m indoor heated pool offers a state of the art facility for our community and members of all ages.
To ensure The Forum's Aquatic Centre remains ahead of industry standards and to continue to offer dynamic and functional facilities for all users, we have recently undergone substantial renovations and are excited to invite our Forum family back to enjoy the new and improved Forum swimming pool. Explore our wide range of swim and aquatics programs below.
The Forum offers swimming classes for all ages and abilities including baby swimming lessons, learn to swim from toddlers to school aged children, swim squad training, adult swimming lessons, casual lap lane swimming, splash zone inflatables and children's birthday parties.
Newcastle University Sport – The Forum is a registered COVID Safe business. The Forum University and The Forum Harbourside are operating in compliance with NSW and Federal Government COVID-19 restrictions.
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AQUATICS PROGRAMS AND INFORMATION
The Forum Swim Academy offers a unique range of learning and development programs for all ages and abilities in a bright, happy and safe environment. We promote water awareness, confidence, safety, fitness, stroke development and teach without the use of floatation aids.
The Forums Squad Program provides a more focused training program for young athletes and those wishing to build on the basic skills learnt in the Swim Academy’s learn to swim programs. Swim Squad has four training levels: Blue 1, Blue 2, Blue Target & Blue Performance.
At The Forum University, our eight lane, 50m indoor heated pool is a great option for lap swimming. The state-of-the-art UV filtration system provides water quality beneficial to your eyes and breathing. Public lap swimming is available daily (subject to events and bookings) check out our lap lane availability timetable for more information.
THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE ON THE WATER IS ON THE FORUM'S TWO AWESOME POOL FLOATS!
Splash Zone is open to everyone aged 6+ years who can swim unassisted with no flotation devices.
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These age barriers ensure your child has the most fun they can jumping, climbing and sliding over all the obstacles!
HOLIDAY SPLASH ZONE HOURS:
Monday 28 June - Friday 2 July 2021 Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm (Daily)
Monday 5 July - Friday 9 July 2021 Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm (Daily)
Splash Zone Entry Fee is $20.00 per person.
You can book a birthday party or private function all year round.
*Groups of 10 or more require a booking outside community time. Please contact our Member Relations team on 4921 7001 or submit an enquiry form to make a booking.
**PLEASE NOTE: All children are required to complete a 15m Swim Test prior to participating on the Splash Zone. Any children who do not pass the 15m Swim Test will NOT be able to go on the Splash Zone due to safety reasons.
The Forum SwimFIT squad is a group of like-minded people who are into swimming for social, fitness and competitive reasons. There is something for everyone as the primary focus is to enjoy every minute of the session.
Whether you are a former swimmer looking to stay in shape, or you are a newbie to the sport, here are a few reasons that you should join our SwimFIT squad.
1. The social perks
Swimming can be therapeutic and your time to decompress from everything else that is going on in your life. SwimFIT will not only help you get in shape but is also a social and networking setting.
2. Be as competitive as you want to be
SwimFIT has a place for those who want to be competitive as well as those who are happy cruising along and doing their own thing.
Delivered by our Head Coach, you will receive top level coaching during your sessions.
3. A scheduled training program
Working out on your own isn’t easy. Having a set schedule for you to follow under the guidance of a Head Coach makes getting something out of your workout so much easier.
With a coach on deck who can critique technique and give feedback in order to improve you can greatly speed up your rate of improvement.
Our coaches write up the session for you which means you can follow the workout instead of having to depend on your will power and motivation that day to push yourself.
5. Dedicated pool space
An opportunity for you to not have to worry about lane etiquette with lap swimmers of varying ability. Swimmers are grouped up by ability and speed, and all *generally* understand and follow lane etiquette.
6. It’ll get you in shape
Getting in the pool for a few hours a week will get you in better shape.
Swimming is excellent aerobic and resistance training, giving you a full body workout without having to log a tonne of hours in the gym.
Aqua fitness classes are a great way to mix up a traditional gym workout with the wondrous benefits of water. It only takes a few AquaFIT sessions and you’ll see a big difference in your overall fitness.
Typical classes will involve all the exercises you would expect in a ‘dry’ class. But there are added bonuses when you exercise in water. You will get a great all-over workout. You’ll also use new equipment like aqua dumbbells, kickboards and hydro discs.
The top benefits of aqua fitness
- Water supports the body, putting less stress on your joints and muscles
- Working out in water helps build strength. Fighting against the push of the water activates your muscles
- Water pressure helps put less strain on the heart by moving blood around the body
- The impact of gravity is less in the water allowing a greater range of motion
- Working out in water helps prevent overheating, helping you exercise for longer
- And… it’s fun! It is not often you can say that about a workout.
CLEAN POOL POLICY
We have a “Clean Pool Policy” where we strive to continuously provide the cleanest environment for you and your children to learn to swim and enjoy. With a combination of best quality minerals and cleaning agents we maintain our pool to the highest possible standard whilst reducing skin irritation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
All bookings can be completed online.
Are you a new member with a child 6 months – 2 years of age? You can enrol directly into our Waterbabies class.
Are you an existing or previous member? Login to your member portal here with the email address attached to your primary account. If you have never logged in before, click on the Forgot Password link to reset your account.
Are you a new member? Book into a free assessment.
The Forum Swim Academy runs in line with NSW School terms. Bookings are accepted all year round with holiday intensives available during the school holidays.
The Forum has one 50m indoor heated pool that hosts a number of programs seven days a week. To check how many lap lanes are available please refer to our lap lane availability schedule regularly. This is updated weekly.
You can pay $6.00 for a casual entry if you are not a member or purchase a 20 visit pack for $108.00.
The Blue Squad program is made easy and affordable with fortnightly direct debit payments. The squad program runs all year round. Memberships vary between squad levels. Speak with the Aquatics Manager or Head Coach to ensure you have the best membership to help you achieve your swimming goals.