Learn to Swim
Galston Aquatic & Leisure Centre
UPDATE – July 2023
Galston Aquatic & Leisure Centre (GALC) remains closed to the public for facility upgrades and will reopen when these are complete.
Council is pleased to confirm our building contractors are making great progress at Galston and have completed the indoor amenities which gives the centre the fresh new look it needed.
The roof is due to be installed and finalised mid-July which will allow the contractors to commence the final internal components of the project. Pending weather delays, the centre remains on track to be handed over to Council mid-October/November as we head into the warmer months.
There have been delays to the reopening of the facility including unforeseen stoppages from rain, labour shortages and extensive delays on the delivery of building materials due to supply issues related to COVID-19. In addition, the project team is committing to safety requirements in adhering to the strict Work Health and Safety Act 2011(NSW) to ensure we deliver a safety-first working environment for both contractors and Council staff.
Despite these delays, we are excited to reopen this popular community facility later this year in time for summer.
UPDATE – March 2023
Galston Aquatic & Leisure Centre (GALC) remains closed to the public for facility upgrades and will not reopen until these are complete.
The builder completing the GALC refurbishment has experienced some challenges which has unfortunately delayed the reopening of the facility, until mid-2023. There have been unforeseen stoppages from rain, labour shortages and extensive delays on the delivery of building materials due to COVID-19. In addition, the project team is required to adhere to the strict Work Health and Safety Act 2011(NSW) to ensure we deliver a safety-first working environment for both contractors and Council staff.
You may be assured that essential internal works are being completed which, due to scaffolding and external walls, aren’t visible from the road. Pending clear weather, installation of the main roof over the 25-metre pool is currently planned for March 2023. This should allow work inside the building to progress irrespective of the weather.
Please direct all enquiries to GALCenquiries@hornsby.nsw.gov.au and a team member will get back to you as soon as possible.
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School Holiday Intensives
Aquafun Swim School runs school holiday intensives throughout the school holidays. This program is designed to accelerate your child’s progression and confidence within the water.
Learn to Swim Customer Service
For assistance, please contact our customer service team on 9847 6306 or 9847 6307 (HALC) and 9847 6340 (GALC).
Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre offers a progressive Learn to Swim program for both adults and children.
Monday to Sunday - 8am to 12noon
Monday to Friday - 3.30pm to 6pm
During these times lap swimming is limited.
Group lessons cost $200 for a 10-lesson term.
15-minute private lessons cost $305 for a 10-week term.
Parent n Bubs 30 minute lesson $140.00 for a 10 week term
We accept Active Kids Vouchers for Learn to Swim classes.
Lessons run all year round (to public school terms) and are available for all ages, from babies to adults. All staff are fully qualified with AUSTSWIM. Private lessons and intensive school holiday programs are also available
Bookings are essential. For further information or to book your free assessment please call the centre on (02) 9847 6340.
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