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Aquatic Programs

Aqua Exercise

Aqua exercise classes are a gentler way to keep in shape, especially for people with joint problems. Classes are conducted by Healthy Lifestyle, a health education unit within Health Promotion, part of Northern Sydney Local Health District.

2018 classes held at RALC - Term 1/2018

Fee: $94 full / $75 concession (plus entry to RALC)

Gentle Pace - for beginners and those with joint problems.

  • Mondays 8 am: 30 Jan – 03 Apr
  • Tuesdays 8 am: 30 Jan – 03 Apr
  • Wednesdays 8 am: 31 Jan – 04 Apr
  • Thursdays 8 am: 01 Feb – 05 Apr  

Medium Pace - faster workouts for fitter people in chest deep water which aim to maintain/improve fitness.

  • Mondays 9 am: 29 Jan – 09 Apr 
  • Mondays 10 am: 29 Jan – 09 Apr
  • Wednesdays 9 am: 31 Jan – 04 Apr
  • Wednesdays 10 am: 31 Jan – 04 Apr

For more information and to download application forms and full program, go to the NSW Government website or call 8877 5300.

Water Polo

Ryde Water Polo is one of Sydney’s longest running clubs and is based at  the RALC, the official water polo venue for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Whether you have previous experience and are looking for a competitive team, or you are just keen to try something new, Ryde Water Polo Club will welcome you. They are always recruiting new players, from primary school age right through to our open mens and ladies teams, so come down to try it out and make some great new friends.

For children aged 14 and under who are interested in learning more about water polo, a Junior Development Program is held on Thursdays from 6.30pm.  

For more information see the Ryde Water Polo Club website or email

Swimming Clubs

Swimming clubs hold weekly competitions for various ages and abilities. It's a great way to improve your swimming and compete with others in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Ryde-Carlile Swimming Club

Who: All ages and abilities.
When: Fridays, 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Cost: Membership fees apply.
For more information call David on 0419 735 061 or see the Ryde-Carlile Swimming Club website.

North Ryde RSL Youth Swim Club

Who: Ages 5 - 24 years who can swim at least 25 metres unaided.
When: Sunday mornings. 7.50am for an 8am start
Cost: Membership fees apply. Discounts may be available for mid season registration. (Note: seasons run from October - March)

Timed races are held in all the major strokes and all swimmers are handicapped according to their previous times. The meets are run entirely by parent volunteers in a family-friendly atmosphere. There are opportunities for swimmers to represent the club at RSL zone and state carnivals, and they also hold several social functions during the season such as barbecues and discos for the whole family to enjoy.
For more information contact Cathy on 0434 226 622 or go to the North Ryde RSL Swim Club website.

Ryde Aussi Masters Swimming

Who: Adults - over 18 years of any ability
When: Monday and Wednesday, 7.15pm - 8.30pm
Cost: Membership fees apply. Potential members may swim with the club twice for free before deciding whether they want to join. (Please Note: Normal RALC entry fees apply
Ryde AUSSI Masters Swimming (RAMS) is an adult swimming club affiliated with Masters Swimming NSW. They welcome members over 18 years of any ability who wish to improve their personal achievement in swimming through training and competition.
The club is operated on a voluntary basis by its members so there is plenty of opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the club. Coaches provide training programs graduated to suit everyone from the slower swimmers to the faster ones.
After the Wednesday night swim the Club puts on a complimentary supper which is a great opportunity to meet other members.
For more information call Wendy Seale on 9634 8206 or see the Ryde Aussi Masters Swimming website.

Last updated on 5 February 2018