River Swimming

The swimming opportunities in Gloucester and Barrington Tops make it feel like the local swimming season runs almost year round.

Apart from doing laps in the Gloucester Olympic pool or hydrotherapy pool, there are plenty of options for making the most of our beautiful rivers.

Try easy wading from pebbly riverbanks in the Gloucester District Park; launching yourself into longer swimming sections at scenic river crossings nearby; or taking a refreshing dip at waterfalls high in Barrington Tops.

For extra fun on the water, our rivers are well-suited to canoes, kayaks, surfmats & rubber rings – the perfect accessories for a summer of swimming in Gloucester.

• HOW: For swimming around Gloucester & Barrington Tops pick up a swimming brochure at the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre or download the brochure here.
• COST: Free
• CONTACT: Pick up a free map at Gloucester Visitor Information Centre at 27 Denison Street. Call 6538 5252

Swimming safety tips:

Remember to always check the water for hazards and snags, especially after rainfall events.

Never ever dive into any water, unless you’re in the swimming lanes at the Olympic Pool.

Take care of slippery river stones at all our rivers and waterways.

Always supervise your children while swimming.

And please take all your rubbish with you.