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17 April 2023
The City of Canterbury Bankstown’s Swim School instructor academy has been recognised at The Aquas – Royal Life Saving Awards gala held last Friday night.
Council’s CB Swim Academy, which offers free training and certification of swim instructors, was named a finalist at the nation’s peak aquatic industry awards in the Excellence in Training and Education category.
Mayor Khal Asfour said Council was dedicated to providing the community with a safe aquatic experience and a program that provides employment opportunities.
“I congratulate the team for their nomination and am so proud of the work they do and their commitment to keeping our community safe,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Our Leisure and Aquatics Services team have created an impeccable trainee program and we are grateful for the recognition for this effort.”
The CB Swim Academy was founded in December 2021 in response to an industry-wide shortage of swim school instructors directly attributed to the COVID pandemic. Since 2021, it has successfully conducted four intakes and employed more than 50 candidates.
With a population of more than 360,000 residents, 44.6 per cent of people in Canterbury-Bankstown were born overseas, the majority of which come from countries where a culture of water safety may be lacking.
The Academy reaches out to the wider community and gets “back to basics” by reducing the barriers in the community entering the industry and understanding the importance of water safety and learning to swim. In engaging community members to be teachers, it employs residents of the City to have a direct impact in the reduction of such concerning statistics.
The Aquas are the highest honour within drowning prevention and the promotion of the aquatic industry. It rewards individuals and organisations across community, government, media, industry and corporate sectors covering ten categories.
For more information about CB Swim Academy, visit CBSwim Academy.
25 January 2023
The Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre redevelopment is planned to commence in the very near future. Council is committed to this project and looks forward to delivering your brand new state of the art Centre in later 2024/early 2025!
We are currently in the final stages of the tender process. As such, the original closure date of Tuesday 31 January has been delayed and we will announce the revised closure date as soon as possible.
Access to the pool and the gym/cardio spaces will continue until further notice, however please note that our Swim School and Group Fitness programs will not resume at the Centre.
Membership payments will continue as normal until further notice and you can also use your membership at our Birrong, Max Parker and Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centres. If you do not wish to continue your membership until we close the doors, please see one of our friendly staff on site who will assist you with your cancellation.
Should you have any questions in relation to the project, please contact Council's Manager Leisure & Aquatic Services on 9707 9508.
19 July 2022
The redevelopment of Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre into a state of the art facility is a once in a generation opportunity for our community.
The final day of operation at Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre will be Tuesday 31 January 2023 and your new centre should open in late 2024/early 2025. During that time, you can use your membership at Birrong, Max Parker and Roselands Leisure & Aquatic Centres .
We are planning information sessions for you later this year. Until then, feel free to ask any of our Customer Service Officers or Leadership Team if you have questions about your membership and our programs.
For more specific information on the project, please contact Council's Manager Leisure & Aquatic Services on 9707 9508.
Click here for the new Centre Floor Plans
The redevelopment is part of the Leisure and Aquatic Centre’s Strategic Plan, which was adopted in August 2019. The Plan reviewed the condition of all our Aquatic Centres to make recommendations for priority upgrades. As part of that, Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre was identified as a priority.
We conducted an in-depth site analysis, consulted with operational staff and created this concept design.
• 50m outdoor pool• 25m indoor pool• Indoor warm water therapy pool• Sauna• Gym• Multipurpose/Group Fitness rooms• On site Café• Zero-depth children’s water and nature play• Landscaping• Toilets• Family change rooms• Changing places facility• Allied health consulting rooms• Spectator seating• Administration offices
• 50m outdoor pool
• 25m indoor pool
• Indoor warm water therapy pool
• Multipurpose/Group Fitness rooms
• On site Café
• Zero-depth children’s water and nature play
• Family change rooms
• Changing places facility
• Allied health consulting rooms
• Spectator seating
• Administration offices
If you would like to contact us for any enquiries, please email CLACProject@cbcity.nsw.gov.au
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The strategic plan was adopted by Council in 2019 and we are super excited to be commencing the detailed design of 2 new centres in Canterbury and Revesby in the 2020/21 financial year, with construction planned to commence in 2022 on the new Canterbury site. Stay tuned for more information soon.
You can download and view the Stratgic Plan that outlines what we have in store for our centres by clicking on the link below:
Leisure and Aquatic Strategic Plan