INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS AND REGULAR VISITORS OF THE SA AQUATIC & LEISURE CENTRE
The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre has been chosen to host the 2021 Australian Swimming Trials in June. The trials will showcase the nation's best swimmers as they compete for nomination to Australia's swim team heading to Tokyo in July.
The trials will run from 12 to 17 June following pre-meet training sessions on 10 and 11 June. Heats and final sessions will run from 8am to 9.30pm on all competition days. Event schedules can be found on the Swimming Australia website.
These trials are the pinnacle event on Australia's swim calendar and this will be the third consecutive qualification event to be staged in Adelaide. Swimming Australia is the lead organiser for the trials in close cooperation with the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre management team, the South Australian Government and the South Australian Tourism Commission.
Over the past nine years, the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre has attracted national and international events contributing over $90 million of economic benefit to South Australia. The Centre's facilities and associated managers, trainers and staff have been major contributors to the success of swim athletes who have won 42 medals at events such as the World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
Swimming Australia will deliver this event under a COVID Management Plan approved by the South Australian Department of Health.
Spectators, athletes and event staff are required to download the COVID-SAfe app and scan the unique Event QR code at event and accreditation entry points. Regular visitors and members of the Centre are required to scan the unique Centre QR code as usual at the main entry when visiting the Centre.
Spectators must wear face masks at all times, unless eating or drinking, while on the event side of the Centre. Masks will be provided free of charge at event and accreditation entry points.
Masks are not required for persons attending the Centre’s Gym, Swimming Lessons, Lap or Leisure swimming, Exercise Physiology or the Café at the main entrance to the Centre.
SPECTATOR SEATING AND TICKETS FOR TRIAL EVENTS
In keeping with COVID-safety regulations approximately 1500 tickets will be available at each session and are likely to sell out. They will be on sale from 28 May through Ticketek which can be accessed via the Swimming Australia website. The Swimming Trials will also be live streamed internationally by Amazon Prime Video.
TIMETABLE AND OTHER ADJUSTMENTS FOR MEMBERS AND REGULAR VISITORS
Every effort has been made to host this event in a COVID-Safe way and to ensure minimal Centre disruption to members' regular activities. An updated Group Fitness Timetable will be available during the event, and the Centre's online booking system will reflect available times and pool space for lap swimming.
Given the need to setup event infrastructure ahead of time, some areas or services may be restricted before the trials begin.
We thank all members and regular visitors to the Centre for their patience while we host high-profile events that bring significant financial benefit to South Australia.
EVENT RELATED ADJUSTMENTS FOR GYM AND SWIM MEMBERS AND FITNESS PASSPORT HOLDERS
Lane space will be available during the event. The online booking system will reflect available times and pool space for lap swimming. Please visit Lap Swimming on our website for details.
The Gym and Strength & Conditioning Studio will operate as normal during the event. Group Fitness Classes in the Cycle Studio, Group Fitness Room and Pilates Reformers Room will continue as normal.
The following Group Fitness Classes will be affected:
Classes that usually take place in the Wellness Room will not be available. However, some classes will be moved to a different location. Please refer to the Event Group Fitness Timetable for details.
Aqua Deep Classes that usually take place in the Water Polo/Dive pool will not be available. However, we have increased the number of Aqua Shallow classes in the Program pool to provide members with an alternative.
- Group Fitness Timetable 7-13 June 2021 (week 1) [PDF download]
- Group Fitness Timetable 14-20 June 2021 (week 2) [PDF download]
The Creche service will not be available from 7 to 18 June 2021.
From 10 to 17 June visitor traffic entry to the multi-level car park will be one directional from Morphett Road only and will exit to Milham Street. Security guards will assist with traffic flow and members will be given priority. Additional parking space has been arranged at Westfield to accommodate event spectators and athletes. The car park is expected to be busy. Please plan your trip by leaving enough time to find a park.
YMCA SWIMMING LESSONS MEMBERS
Lessons in the Learner Pool, Leisure Pool and Program Pool will continue as normal. Lessons that usually take place in the Water Polo / Dive pool will be moved to the leisure area and emails will be sent to respective families informing them where lessons will take place. Teachers will be available on the pool deck to help families locate their lesson space on lesson days. All lessons will continue as normal during the trials and in the interest of COVID safety we remind families to limit the number of parents attending each lesson. Please also allow extra time before classes to find a park.
MARION SWIMMING CLUB
Training for most squads will continue as normal. Training times and schedules for all Squad training will be communicated by email to families ahead of event dates.
REGULAR LAP SWIMMERS AND MULTI-VISIT PASS HOLDERS
Lap lanes will be available during the Trials. The online booking system will reflect available times and pool space for lap swimming and will be updated about one week in advance.
The Exercise Physiology service will continue as normal. Please enter and exit the Centre through the main entry.
MARION SPORTS PHYSIO
The Sports Physio service will be provided from the Mitcham Rehab Clinic from 10 - 17 June 2021.
Physical address: 9 Princes Rd, Kingswood SA 5062
Phone: (08) 8271 4122
GYM & SWIM MEMBERSHIP SUSPENSION OPTION
Every effort has been made to host this event in a COVID-SAfe way and ensure minimal disruption to Members' regular Centre activities. However, we understand if a member wishes to suspend membership over the event period. A Member suspension option will be available for the duration of the pre-meet training sessions and event from 10 - 17 June 2021 and will not affect the normal 28-day free suspension period that is included in Gym & Swim memberships. Please note that if you do choose to suspend you will not have member access during your suspension. Please enquire at the Front Desk for more information.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICES
The trials event area will have two kiosks on the concourse level where food and beverages can be purchased. A mobile coffee cart will also provide fresh coffee and other beverages.
For any questions regarding changes to services during the Swimming Trials please call 08 8198 0198 or enquire at the front desk when next you visit.