Welcome to SWELL Palmerston

SWELL construction is finished, and Palmerston’s ultimate fitness and leisure destination is now open and FREE to enter until 2026! Have you tried it out yet? There is endless excitement for the whole family, and best of all it is free!


SWELL’s commitment to inclusivity is evident with accessibility ramps into both pools ensuring comfort for everyone. The splash and play space provides a safe entry for everyone to enjoy the water, keep cool, and stay active. All amenities are fully accessible, including a dedicated adult change table.

You might have noticed our ‘change village’ which offers an open and safe space for families to keep sight of little ones at all times. Providing access for all is the driving focus behind SWELL and City of Palmerston encourages you to grab your loved ones and embark on an unforgettable day of shared laughter and adventures at SWELL.


The GOswim Program at SWELL Palmerston runs for 48 weeks a year, with a 4-week Christmas break. There are lessons for infants, pre-schoolers, primary students, adults, and developmental squads.

The Water Smart Program offers a unique blend of theory and practical lessons, promoting swimming skills and water safety. Assignments for home sharing and open water experience empower students to make safe aquatic decisions.

Aquatic Fun Days at our centre provide an entertaining environment for kids, fostering excitement for swimming and boosting water confidence. A day out becomes an affordable family adventure, enhanced by our fun-filled aquatic events.

Gym Update

The Health Club is undergoing an important and much needed upgrade and is expected to reopen its doors in March 2024 (TBC). Keep an eye out for more details.

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday

5:30am - 8:00pm


5:30am - 9:00pm


7:00am - 9:00pm 

Sunday & Public Holidays

7:00am - 8:00pm

Closed Christmas Day.

Discover SWELL Palmerston

Visit our facilities pages for more information on what SWELL Palmerston has to offer you!


13 Nov 23
Artist Impression of SWELL Palmerston upgrades

SWELL Official Opening Event

Get ready to eat, play, and escape the heat at Palmerston's brand-new Swimming, Wellness, Event, Leisure, and Lifestyle precinct. The official opening is scheduled for Sunday, December 17, 2023, and we invite you to be part of the excitement.

05 Apr 23

Introducing Active World

Introducing Active World – the self-managed portal bringing your membership into the palm of your hand! 

14 Mar 23

Keeping children water-safe at home and the farm

You may have water safety strategies for your own home setting down pat and be well aware of most evident hazards here. Nonetheless, keeping these at top of mind, watching out for unsuspecting hazards, educating to other carers in your household or network, and being aware of hazards in other settings can help to reduce the risk of drowning.

15 Sep 22

Lets Talk Nutrition!

Whether you’ve already reached and are maintaining a healthy dietary intake or are working towards making healthier eating choices, paying attention to nutrition is vital for overall health and growth. A healthy diet can help to reduce the risk of diet related conditions and chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and also mental health issues including anxiety and depression. 

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