Five aquatic centres, three gyms, one Pass
12 September 2022
The new Inner West Fitness Pass gives residents access to five magnificent aquatic centres and gyms on one universal card.
The Inner West Fitness Pass is being launched following the Annette Kellerman and Fanny Durack aquatic centres being brought in house as part of a combined fitness and aquatics system.
The Inner West Fitness Pass is part of an on-going investment in public pools as essential social infrastructure in the Inner West.
“When Annette Kellerman (Marrickville) and Fanny Durack Aquatic Centres (Petersham) recently came back under Council management, we had an opportunity to harmonise all aquatic services,” said Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne.
“At a time when many Councils are walking away from public pools, here in the Inner West we’re taking the opposite approach.
“We’ve rebuilt Ashfield Aquatic Centre and completed the award-winning restoration of Dawn Fraser Baths.
“We now have five magnificent facilities and Inner West Fitness Pass holders can access all five aquatic centres and gyms on one universal card.”
Council’s aquatics facilities attract about two million visits a year. They host a large and diverse range of programs for all age groups including:
- Seniors’ programs
- Recreational and lap swimming
- Group fitness
- NDIS and special needs programs
- Creche facilities
- Learn to swim
- School carnivals
- Water polo and swimming clubs training and events
- Special events, such as Trans and Gender Diverse Swims
- Open days
Inner West’s aquatic facilities include:
- Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre: Three pools, learn to swim classes, gym, fitness classes, crèche, cafe, meeting room
- Ashfield Aquatic Centre: Five pools, learn to swim classes, gym, group fitness classes, personal training, creche, café, spa, sauna, steam room
- Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre: Six swimming pools, learn to swim classes, gym, fitness classes, crèche, café
- Dawn Fraser Baths: Tidal saltwater pool, change rooms, hot showers, kiosk
- Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre: Two pools, learn to swim classes, aqua aerobics classes.