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Outdoor 50mpool lap swimming

Corowa Amateur Swimming and Lifesaving Club

Despite the name, the Club is now exclusively a sporting Club and does not teach learn-to-swim or life-saving skills as these are now available through other swim instruction avenues. The Club's focus is on competition and it has cross-border affiliations with swimming districts in both NSW and Victoria. While the Club does teach stroke correction and has a number of squad swimmers who choose not to compete, its focus is on preparing swimmers for competition at Club level, within these two districts and beyond.

In the winter months (when the outdoor pool is not open) club members train 3 afternoons a week, and in summer it trains Monday through to Thursday afternoons at Corowa as well as one or two afternoons at Howlong Pool and runs its main club level competition on Friday afternoons at Corowa Aquatic Centre. New members are always welcome. There is no age limit - children and adults are all welcome, but swimmers must be able to demonstrate reasonable continuous swimming technique in a competitive stroke over 25m prior to starting a 'try-out' period of up to four session before deciding to purchase a full membership.

Corowa Amateur Swimming and Lifesaving Club is the successor to the Corowa Lifesaving and River Patrol Club which existed before the pool was built in 1956. In 1952, a public meeting set up a War Memorial Swimming Pool Fund, as a memorial to the soldiers of both world wars, and by 1954 £12,000 had been raised. A site was chosen in Ball Park, and the plans were prepared. The estimated cost was £32,000. The Mayor and the Shire Clerk went to Sydney and obtained a grant from the Local Government Department of 25% of the cost, with a maximum of £10,000. The council then decided to take over responsibility for building the pool, and the Pool Committee was asked to pay for the concrete work and the filtration plant, to a total of £14,190. The final tender price for the construction was £33,610; £13,400 was contributed by the public; government grants came to £8,402, and the council arranged a loan of £12,000 to cover the balance. The pool was opened in 1956. In May 1997, all existing buildings were demolished to be replaced with updated facilities in time for the 1997/98 swimming season. In 2017 the Corowa Pool closed for 3 seasons. Everything was demolished to make way for the newly built Corowa Aquatic Centre.

The Club continued using the Howlong Pool and some swimmers used the Rutherglen Pool. On 19th April 2021 the Corowa Aquatic Centre was officially opened.

Primary and High School Swimming Carnivals

Primary and High Schools throughout the Federation Council region and surrounding regions utilise the Corowa Aquatic Centre for their annual swimming carnivals plus school based learn to swim programs.