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Celebrating Men’s Health Week | Our Approach to Wellbeing

6 Jun 2024

Men’s Health Week is here, providing the perfect opportunity to focus on the health and wellbeing of the men and boys in our communities. This week is about more than raising awareness; it’s about empowering every ...

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Workout Warrior Fitness Challenge 2023

29 May 2023

Step up to the challenge and train like a warrior for your chance to WIN 6 months FREE membership! 

It’s easy to be a Workout Warrior this Winter! Simply complete 10 or more workouts from 29 ...

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Swim to WIN is back for 2023!

18 May 2023

Our Swim to WIN promotion is back and better than ever! This year we have BIG prizes to give away!

From 22 May to 2 July, attend your weekly swimming lessons for your chance to ...

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Thank you to our 6WC sponsors!

25 Nov 2022

The team at Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure Centre would like to thank community businesses for throwing their support behind the Y NSW’s Fitness Six Week Challenge.

This year’s program was a huge success, due in ...

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Centre Temporarily Closed - 4th Oct

4 Oct 2021

Dear customers,

It was announced today that the Taree and Forster communities will enter a 7-day lockdown until Monday, 11 October 2021. In line with Public Health Orders, the Y NSW’s Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure ...

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Great Lakes Celebrating 30 Years In The Community

14 Sep 2021

Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure Centre is celebrating a major milestone with this week marking its 30th birthday.

The Centre first opened its doors to the public on the September 14, 1991, following years of ...

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Welcome back! Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure Centre is set to OPEN

12 Sep 2021

We’re thrilled to announce the re-opening of the Y Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre on Monday 13 September 2021 – we’re looking forward to welcoming you back!

From 6am this Monday, all services and programs ...

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Y NSW supports Forster's Nash Wilkes on route to Olympic trials

31 May 2021

With two weeks until the Australian Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide, the Y NSW is supporting local hopeful Nash Wilkes in his quest to represent Australia in breaststroke.  

The Y NSW have sponsored the 19-year-old rising-star ...

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Christmas & New Years Trading Hours

21 Dec 2020

As the holiday season fast approaches, we would like to let our members know that the centre will be implementing reduced trading hours across the Christmas and New Years period. 

See below updated centre operating times: ...

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Important update: Gymnastics back on from Oct 12!

29 Sep 2020

We are delighted to announce the reopening of the Y Great Lakes gymnastics programs from Monday 12th October!

COVID Safety

Our team have been working hard to ensure our centre is COVID Safe. As a result, ...

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Important update: Centre reopening!

10 Jul 2020

The Y NSW is pumped to reopen doors at the Manning and Great Lakes Aquatic Leisure Centres from Wednesday July 15 creating opportunities for youth and communities to connect, stay active and reimagine health and wellness ...

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Sports Centre Update

10 Jun 2020

Dear members,

The Y NSW welcomes the announcement by the NSW Sports Minister this morning on the return of community sport from 1 July. We eagerly await further clarifications and guidelines that are in development under ...

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Important Member Update

20 May 2020

Y NSW welcome the three step plan for the gradual lifting of COViD-19 restrictions that Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced late last week.

Whilst we are eager to welcome you back into our facilities, we can ...

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Important Update for Recreation Members

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) announcement re. Amended Membership Policy and changes to service

The Y NSW is at our core a community organisation and we take the health and wellbeing of our patrons and staff seriously. The Y ...

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NSW Seniors Festival

3 Feb 2020

NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, reaching up to 500,000 seniors each year.

The festival gives local seniors the chance to make new friends or get together with old ...

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School Swimming Intensives

10 Sep 2018

School swimming pool timetable for September and October 2018 is now available.

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Opening Hours Monday to Thursday - 6am to 9pm (8pm school holidays)
Fridays - 6am to 8pm
Saturday - 8am to 5pm
Sunday - 9am to 5pm
Public Holidays - 10am to 4pm
CLOSED - Christmas Day & Anzac Day
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