Ithaca Swimming Pool in Paddington – year-round swimming in the inner suburbs
Ithaca Swimming Pool is a gem of a place that’s been around, in one form or another, for over 100 years. It’s changed many times since it began as a large wallowing hole dug into the ground (known as Ithaca Baths) in the early 1900s and after a massive renovation in 2010 it’s now a spic-and-span family friendly centre for swimming lessons and splash-about fun.
Please note – Ithaca is currently closed. It is scheduled to re-open September 2017.
Where to find it:
131 Caxton Street, Paddington (opposite Suncorp Stadium, enter via Caroline Street)
Ithaca Swimming Pool has a 25m outdoor saltwater pool heated to 28degrees, with a shaded shallow end and a ramp for disabled access. There’s also a heated learn-to-swim pool and a drink and snack kiosk. The Brisbane City Council tennis and basketball courts are right next door to Ithaca and you can hire tennis, badminton, rugby, soccer and basketball equipment from Ithaca Swimming Pool for only $2.00. Parking is on-street only with a two hour limit so public transport is a great option if you’d like to stay longer, or wander up Caxton Street for a meal afterwards.
Great! When is it open?
Open weekdays during the summer season from 5.30am to 7pm on weekdays, from 8am to 6pm on weekends, and from 9am to 5pm on all public holidays except for Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day when it is closed. Ithaca Swimming Pool is closed during the winter season.
Is Ithaca Swimming Pool accessible?
Yes. A wheelchair ramp access was added to the heated outdoor pool during its most recent renovations, and facilities for the disabled are available. Ithaca Pool honours the Queensland Government Companion Card allowing free entry for anyone accompanying a person with disability who requires attendant care support.
Ithaca Swimming Pool has a membership scheme and offers different prices for members and non-members.
Adults (aged 15 years and over), $5.40 for non-members and $4.50 for members; children aged 2-14 years, $3.90 for non-members and free for members. Discounted family passes, multiple entry passes and season passes are also available.
Children aged ten years or younger must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
Ithaca Swimming Pool offers swimming lessons in programs for children from baby to 14 years old, and private lessons for adults. Children and their parents are also invited to join the Ithaca Aqua Club to enjoy free entry to their Friday Fun Nights, every week from 3pm to 6pm – a great way to socialise, keep fit and have fun all at the same time!
There’s also an AMAZING playground very close by. A great opportunity to extend your play time and have some fun in the sun. Lots of picnic tables and space to spread out, as well!
How do I get in touch with Ithaca Swimming Pool?
Phone 3369 2624 or visit their website.