Aquatic Recreation


Aquatic Exercise


Aquatic exercise classes are a more gentle way to keep in shape, especially for people with cardio-vascular or joint problems. Classes are conducted by Healthy Lifestyles, a health education unit within NSW Health Promotion, part of Northern Sydney Local Health District.

For more information and to download application forms and full program, go to the NSW Government website or call 9926 5555.

Water Polo

Ryde Water Polo Club

Ryde Water Polo Club 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. 

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 8.00am 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 (RAMS)

Who: Adults - over 18 years of any ability
When: Monday 7.45pm – 8.45pm, and Wednesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost: Membership fees apply. Potential members may swim with the club four times in a month for free before deciding whether they want to join. (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 by its members on a voluntary basis 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 Joanne Pritchard 0408 670 388 or visit Ryde Aussi Masters Swimming.

Underwater Hockey 

Sydney Underwater Hockey Club games are casual - just turn up, join a team, jump in and have a go.

Who: All ages
When: Friday evenings 8.00pm
Cost: Pool entry and club membership (see on website)