The Murray Evans Sports and Aquatic Centre is accessed via Stephens Road and houses an Olympic sized swimming pool and a well-equipped and resourced gymnasium. 

Fully qualified staff are available to assist training both in the pool and the gymnasium.

The Centre is located within the Somerville House campus and is enjoyed by students and members of the public. Patrons are asked to abide by some policies of the School whilst on the property.

Facilities

The Centre is available for hire and includes the following facilities:

  • 50m 8 Lane Swimming Pool with moveable bulkhead
  • Indoor Sports Hall
  • Classroom
  • Mezzanine Floor Kitchen
  • Gymnastics Annexe
  • Strength and Conditioning Gym/Group fitness area

Opening Hours and Pool Availability

Please check for closures and restrictions during these times.

Day Times (September to mid-April) Times (Mid-April to August)
Monday 4.30am to 8.30pm 4.30am to 8.00pm
Tuesday 4.30am to 8.30pm 4.30am to 8.00pm
Wednesday 4.30am to 8.30pm 4.30am to 8.00pm
Thursday 4.30am to 8.30pm 4.30am to 8.00pm
Friday 4.30am to 8.30pm 4.30am to 8.00pm
Saturday 6.00am to 5.00pm (ALL YEAR) 6.00am to 5.00pm (ALL YEAR)
Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm (ALL YEAR) 9.00am to 5.00pm (ALL YEAR)
Pool Availability

 

Entry Prices

Single Entry Entry Passes Squad
Pool entry - $5.80 Pool (10 entries) - $55.00 Casual Squad Pass - $15.00
Towel hire - $3.00 Pool (25 entries) - $130.00 Weekly Squad Pass - $49.80
Gym - $13.50 Gym (10 entries) - $95.50 Monthly Squad Pass - $140.00
Pool and Gym - $14.90 Gym (25 entries) - $210.50 Adult (10 entries) - $135.00

Swimming Lessons and Squad

Adult Fitness/Masters Squad

Our squad sessions cater for a range of abilities and experience. Squad members are organised into lanes that will be most suitable to their fitness and experience. The squad swims all year round in our heated pool, with the exception of a break during the Christmas/New Year period.

The Squad offers services for:

  • Stroke correction
  • Masters swimming
  • Swimming for triathlon
  • Goal setting
  • Open water swimmers
  • Surf swimmers

All swimming squad and club enquiries can be sent to Swimming Director, Mr Tim Lane via email TLane@somerville.qld.edu.au.

View the Squad Information Sheet (PDF 528KB) for more information on session times and fees.

Swimming lessons form an important part of our comprehensive swimming program at Somerville House. Lessons are designed for those who require individual attention in order to achieve their goals. Tuition is available for both children and adults.

Private and Semi-Private Swimming Tuition
  • One on one lesson (private) – specifically designed for each individual
  • Two swimmers per class (semi-private) – specifically designed for each individual
  • Individual programs can commence at any time and on a casual basis 
  • All participants have the opportunity to progress to our Squad Swimming Program
  • Participants will be issued with a membership card and are to preferably book lessons in consecutive blocks, however, alternatives may be arranged after discussion with your coach
  • An assessment and booking is required before participating in a private or semi-private class.
Prices

Private (Casual) - $60.00 
Semi-Private (Casual) - $45.00

  • All sessions are 45 minutes in duration
  • Payments to be made at the time of booking through the canteen
  • There are no refunds or make up lessons for missed bookings without 24 hours notification.

View the Swimming Lessons Information Sheet (PDF 193KB)


Membership

To become a member of the Murray Evans Sports and Aquatic Centre, please complete the Membership Application Form (PDF 179KB).

Membership forms can be returned in person or emailed to aquatic@somerville.qld.edu.au.

Member Feedback

If you have have any feedback about your experience at the Centre, please email us at aquatic@somerville.qld.edu.au or complete our Feedback Form (PDF 100KB)


Policies and Dress Standards

Patrons are reminded that the complex forms part of Somerville House, a School with students from Pre-Prep to Year 12. Members of the public are asked to also abide by some policies of the School whilst on the property.

Whilst we are open to the public, we also conduct co-operative use between public users and the School staff and students. We make every attempt to inform members of the public to changes in usage and closures. There are occasions, however, when pool space availability may change at short notice.

School Policy that is enforced is as follows:

  • Somerville House Pool is a lap swimming pool facility only and is not a recreational pool, and as such it is not suitable for certain swimming levels, for example babies, toddlers and learn to swim
  • There is to be no sunbathing around the pool at any time
  • Dress standards also apply.

All car spaces under the Sports Complex are allocated to staff of Somerville House. The car park is reserved for staff from 7.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday during school term time. A number of car spaces are also allocated to staff outside of these times. These areas are marked with signage. Please adhere to these guidelines for the use of the car park at the Murray Evans Sports and Aquatic Centre. 

It is a condition of entry that all patrons wear appropriate attire within the complex. Swimwear must be of a training type design. Gym clothing with enclosed shoes is required in the Indoor Sports Complex.


Contact

4 Stephens Road, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 

Phone: +61 7 3846 1334
Email: aquatic@somerville.qld.edu.au