About our public swimming pool in Croudace Bay


Valentine Hydrotherapy Pools is a place where people come to swim laps, have a swim on a hot day or just to relax. However, we are also a very important provider of hydrotherapy treatment to people with a disability, the elderly and those recovering from an injury.

For those who are unable to drive or travel on public transport, we provide a bi-weekly pick-up and return bus service in Croudace Bay and the surrounding areas (south to Caves Beach and north to Boolaroo). The Valentine Swim School also operated from our facility, providing swimming lessons and conducting aqua fitness classes throughout the week. While we are a separate body from the swim school, we do work together towards the mutual benefit of the centre.

At Valentine Hydrotherapy Pools, we also provide special needs Learn to Swim classes and squads. This is run by Ellena Morris, who is a fully accredited Learn to Swim disability teacher, Australian swimming coach and coach for the Special Olympics.
Pool—Hydrotherapy in Croudance Bay, NSW
Although we provide many health benefits to the community, our centre receives no financial aid from the state or federal governments. In times of increasing costs, particularly energy, it is a challenge for us to provide these much-needed services. Our 3 main pools are heated by gas and, if you have a gas service at home, you can appreciate the costs involved.

This is the reason for collecting admission fees, selling swimwear, food and drinks, as well as holding fundraising activities. All of the money raised through these events is used to keep the complex up and running.

The pool is situated on council land, but it is not a council pool and, therefore, we pay the normal rates. The pool is also not owned by the Valentine Swim School, not the volunteers or the volunteer management committee.

This lovely facility, which has been in operation for more than 50 years, started with only an oil fire-heated 25m pool. The complex has since grown and developed, now hosting a 25m pool, a 15m pool, a hydrotherapy pool (all of which are gas/solar-heated indoor pools) and an open-air toddlers pool.

Our entry gate, kiosk and shop are all operated by our generous and wonderful volunteers, without whom we wouldn't be able to run the facility.

Browse through images of our Croudace Bay facilities on our Gallery page. To enquire about volunteering or fundraising events, contact us today.

Entry Fees

Pool availability is subject to change due to school terms and holidays. Timetables are available by request or please visit our Timetables page.
25m Public Pool / Toddlers Pool / Learn to Swim Pool Entry / Aqua Fitness Pool Entry
Are you a member of Fitness Passport? We accept Fitness Passport Cards for general admissions.
Fitness Passport
EFTPOS is now available: $4 minimum purchase. VISA & Mastercard only. No cash out.
Please note that pool entry fees are payable in addition to swimming lessons and aqua fitness classes as Valentine Hydrotherapy Pools Inc and Valentine Swim School are 2 separate businesses.