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230 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, QLD 4802

07 4946 2000

Swimming

Airlie Beach Lagoon

Opening hours: 5.30am to 7pm during winter, 5.30am to 9pm during summer 

Charge: Free 

Location:  Parallel to the main street, Airlie Beach foreshore 

Suitable for:  All ages 

This is a great family day out, there are lifeguards on duty and in the eastern end, there are two lanes that mark 50m, one up and one back. If you want to lap swim its best if you go early in the morning or late afternoon, as the lagoon gets pretty busy during the day. The western end is shallower and great for kids, with a toddlers’ pool at the far end. There is also a children’s play area, barbeques and showers etc. 

Proserpine Swimming Pool

Proserpine Swimming Pool

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 6am to 7pm Thursday 6am to 5:30pm & weekends 9am to 5pm 

Charge: Small normal pool charge 

Location:  79-83 Anzac Rd, Proserpine 

Suitable for:  All ages 

Just a 20 minute drive into Proserpine and the local pool is a great place to visit. It’s heated for winter and also has a toddlers’ pool. Give them a call on 07 4945 5790 as on the weekends they usually have a large inflatable obstacle course, which my kids absolutely love. Take a good book because you won't be able to get your kids to leave for hours!

Boathaven Beach

The ocean is magnificent to swim in, but not between November and March, due to stingers.  However, the stinger enclosure at the Port of Airlie beach is approximately 100m long and ideal for combining laps and an ocean swim.

Peter Faust Dam

The Peter Faust Dam, 25km west of Proserpine, is freshwater and approximately 9km wide and therefore wide enough for all but the best of long distance swimmers to get a training session in.