Programs & Facilities Available

The Penrith Outdoor pool on a warm sunny day

General Information

The following programs and facilities will be open to patrons aged 16 and over who have received two doses of COVID vaccinations, and children under 16. Proof of vaccination status for those aged 16 and over must be presented as a condition of entry.

Patrons over the age of 12 must wear a fitted face mask, except while in the pool, during strenuous exercise in the gym area (excluding Group Fitness classes), or if a medical exemption applies.

We are reopening in a safe and controlled way, staging the reopening of programs and facilities to ensure compliance with the Public Health Order as part of our COVID-safe plan. We hope to be able to bring more programs and facilities back as restictions ease


Indoor & Outdoor Pools

  • The indoor and outdoor pools are open for recreational and lap swimming
  • All entry will be on a ‘first come first serve’ basis, subject to capacity limits.
  • Patrons over the age of 12 must wear a fitted face mask, except while in the pool or if a medical exemption applies.

Gym & Group Fitness

  • Group fitness classes are running on an updated timetable with a limit of 19 participants per class. Bookings for Group Fitness classes are essential and can be made online prior to your visit.
  • Face masks to be worn while in the Centre by all Patrons over the age of 12, including during Group Fitness classes, unless medically exempt. Restrictions do allow for face masks to be removed during strenuous exercise in the gym area.
  • Please note aqua fitness classes will not return at this stage of the reopening.

Squads program

  • Squad sessions are running as per full timetable, no bookings required
  • Squad swimmers who are unable to return to in-centre sessions are encouraged to complete their Independent Training Program where possible
  • Patrons over the age of 12 must wear a fitted face mask, except while in the pool or if a medical exemption applies.

Learn to Swim Program

  • The Learn to Swim program returned on Monday 18 October 2021 for all currently enrolled students
  • Please do not visit the centre for Learn to Swim enquiries at this stage, as under our COVID Safe plan we cannot accommodate extended conversations in the reception area at this time.
  • Families who were enrolled prior to lockdown will continue their lessons on the same day, time and level as prior to the Stay at Home Orders. 
  • Patrons over the age of 12 must wear a fitted face mask, except while in the pool or if a medical exemption applies.
  • If you require further assistance with enrolment you can get in touch with the Learn to Swim team using the links below;

Hydrotherapy Pool

  • The Hydrotherapy Pool is open
  • Group water-based classes are not running at this time
  • Patrons over the age of 12 must wear a fitted face mask, except while in the pool or if a medical exemption applies.

Other Facilities & Services

  • Kids Club, splash parks, kiosk, spa and sauna will not be available at this stage of the reopening. Further announcements will be made when these recommence.
  • Change rooms and bathrooms facilities will available, however we encourage people to shower and change at home where possible.
  • In addition to the in-person services Ripples provides, Telehealth appointments will continue to be available. You can request an appointment with our Dietitian or Exercise Physiologists via our online enquiry form or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Standard casual entry prices will apply for recreational and lap swimming and general gym usage for non-members. Payment for hydrotherapy consultations and learn to swim classes will return in line with bookings.


Information contained within this page was correct as at Monday 08 November 2021.