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Are your kids ready for the Aquatic Challenger this summer?

Cool down this summer with a family outing that’ll test your kid’s climbing, sliding and swimming skills. The Aquatic Challengers at Lake Mac Swim Centres are perfect for a family fun-filled day. Get wet, have fun and relax at one of four swim centres in our Lake Mac region. Take some lunch and enjoy a picnic or BBQ on the grassed areas surrounding the pools. Food and drinks are available from the kiosks.

Requirements for entry

Kids aged 6 years to 16 years are allowed on the Aquatic Challengers. If you attend the West Wallsend Swim Centre sessions, an additional restriction is in place. You must be no taller than 160 cm. All participants will be required to do a swim test before using the equipment. To pass the swim test, you must swim 15 metres unaided. No flotation devices are to be used on the challenge.

Costs and safety

The Aquatic Challenger public session fees are payable on top of the entry fee to the pool. The cost is $6.10 per child or you can pay a family fee of $12.20. The Aquatic Challengers public sessions don’t need to be booked in advance. A lifeguard and instructors are always present to monitor your safety.


Session Times


Charlestown Swim Centre

Wednesday 20 December 11am-1pm

Wednesday 3 January 11am-1pm

Monday 8 January 11am-1pm

Wednesday 10 January 11am-1pm

Monday 15 January 11am- 1pm

Wednesday 17 January 11am-1pm

Monday 22 January 11am-1pm

Wednesday 24 January  11am-1pm


West Wallsend Swim Centre

Wednesday 20 December 1-3pm

Tuesday 2 January 1pm-3pm

Thursday 4 January 1pm-3pm

Tuesday 9 January 1pm-3pm

Thursday 11 January 1pm-3pm

Tuesday 16 January 1pm-3pm

Thursday 18 January 1pm-3pm

Tuesday 23 January 1pm-3pm

Thursday 25 January 1pm-3pm


Speers Point Swim Centre

Thursday 21 December 10am-12pm

Tuesday 2 January 10am-12pm

Saturday 6 January 10am-12pm

Tuesday 9 January 10am-12pm

Saturday 13 January 10am-12pm

Tuesday 16 January 10am-12pm

Saturday 20 January 10am-12pm

Tuesday 23 January  10am-12pm

Saturday 27 January 10am-12pm


Swansea Swim Centre

Thursday 21 December 1pm-3pm

Friday 5 January 10am-12pm

Sunday 7 January 10am-12pm

Friday 12 January 10am-12pm

Sunday 14 January 10am-12pm

Friday 19 January 10am-12pm

Sunday 21 January 10am-12pm

Sunday 28 January 10am-12pm

For more summer fun, discover our beaches, caves, and rock pool. 

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