Mountain Pool Swimming Club

Introducing our club

Mountain Pool Amateur Swimming Club has been operating since 1957.

We are based at the Mountain Pool, Cameron Street, Mount Barker.

We encourage swimmers of all ages, and currently have a squad of about 60 swimmers aged from 7 to 50+.

Our aim is to promote fitness, encourage participation in competitive swimming, celebrate achievements whether they be large or small, and to make all club-members feel part of the team.


Summer (Nov to Mar) – Training is shared between the Mountain Pool and Woodside Army Barracks, with sessions offered each night (Monday to Friday), with morning sessions offered at Mountain Pool on Tuesday & Thursday, and on Saturday at Woodside Army Barracks.

Swimmers are encouraged to attend as many sessions as they can.

Winter (Apr to Oct) – Training during the winter months is at the Mount Barker Swim School due to maintenance work at the Woodside Army Barracks pool. Training sessions are determined at the end of each summer, but typically we will train 2 evenings per week plus Saturday morning.

For the full updated training schedule please visit our ‘Training’ page.

There are a range of competitions and carnivals throughout the year in which swimmers can compete (not compulsory) – these include Interclub Meets, Open Carnivals, SA Country Championships and of course the Mountain Pool Club Championship day. The more advanced swimmers can also compete at state and national level throughout the year.

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Membership & Fees

We are always seeking new members, and interested swimmers are encouraged to come and try for free, for up to 1 month. You should have basic skills in backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle ( and butterfly is a bonus), as we provide coaching but not learn-to-swim lessons. Our annual fees are very competitive and are charged pro-rata depending on month of joining the club. Swimmers must also be registered with Swimming SA, and for children under 18 a parent must also register. Modest competition entry fees also apply per event.

For more details please visit our pages under the ‘Full Membership‘ or ‘Trial Membership‘ menu.


We are a friendly club, and welcome new members at any time of year.

For further information please contact: – Aaron Newman (Club President) 0409 675 547