• Currently available & unavailable Centre services

    Please read the below to find out more about what is currently available at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre as of Thursday 6 August 2020

    Currently available:

    • Gym - Main Gym Floor (Strength & Conditioning Studio unavailable). Read more.
    • Group Fitness - Pre-bookings essential. Cycle, Freestyle, Les Mills and Aqua. Please note that not all classes that were available prior to mandated closure are available currently. Read more.
    • Personal Training - Pre-bookings essential. Read more.
    • Competition Pool: Lap Swimming. Pre-bookings essential. Read more.
    • Water Polo/Dive pool: Lap Swimming. Pre-bookings essential. Read more.
    • Rehab & Hydro Pool: Lap Swimming, Rehabilitation Swimming. Pre-bookings essential. Read More.
    • Swimming Lessons. Read more.
    • Showers
    • Change Rooms
    • Multi-Level Car Park. Opening Times
    • Exercise Physiology – Individual and Group Hydro and Gym bookings with an Exercise Physiologist. Read more.
    • Marion Swimming Club – Squad Training
    • Gym and Swim Memberships Please Note: During this COVID-19 period we do not accept walk ins for new membership sign ups or enquiries. We prefer pre-arranged appointments to ensure we abide by State Government regulations including contact tracing and social distancing. To make an appointment please call us on (08) 8198 0198 or complete a form on the membership page you are interested in:

    Currently unavailable (under periodical reviews):

    The following programs are currently not available. Once a return date and further information is available, communications will be released on our website and Facebook page.

    • Steam Room and Sauna Room.
    • Crèche
    • Lockers
    • Leisure Swimming and Splash Park
    • Aqua Sensory Play
    • Exercise Physiology – Strength for Life
    • Birthday Parties
    • Waterslides
    • Wibit

     

  • COVID-19 Response

    This year has seen many changes and challenges; however, we are proud of the planning we have done and the procedures that have been put in place to prioritise your safety.

    Please be assured that we adhere to all State Government regulations. We have implemented the following procedures to ensure increased safety:

    • Hand sanitiser is available at entry and exit points and throughout the Centre.
    • 1.5 m social distancing practices are expected and reinforced by directional signage, floor markings and alternative exits for traffic flow management.
    • We are meticulously cleaning the Centre. Any surfaces that are frequently touched are prioritised for sanitisation, with professional cleaners sanitising our facilities daily.
    • Anti-bacterial wipes are available throughout the Gym. Members are expected to wipe down equipment before and after use.
    • Water fountains are temporarily unavailable. We ask that you bring a bottle filled with water to your visit.
    • Ample signage throughout the Centre supporting social distancing, hygiene practices and the important part we all play in keeping each other safe.
    • Extra time allocation at the end of each Group Fitness Class for members and guests to clean and pack away equipment.
    • Pre-bookings for Group Fitness Classes and Pool access are essential to help manage venue capacity.
    • Patron capacity in each room is strictly monitored and adhered to.
    • For contact tracing purposes, we are required by State Government to record the contact information of every person in the Centre at any given time. This is actioned through member and visit pass card scanning as well as manual recording of visitor details.
    • Customers who are unwell are not permitted to enter the facility.

Update 7 August 2020

Changes to Gym & Swim

Gym & Swim Memberships have returned on Thursday 6 August 2020, for members who have chosen to reactivate before automatic reactivation on Thursday 3 September 2020. To read more or reactivate your membership please visit the Reactivate Membership page.

Gym & Swim Memberships

During this COVID-19 period we do not accept walk-ins for new membership sign ups or enquiries. We prefer pre-arranged appointments to ensure we abide by State Government regulations including contact tracing and social distancing. To make an appointment please call us on (08) 8198 0198 or complete a form on the membership page you are interested in:

In addition to welcoming back Gym & Swim Memberships there have been some changes to your experience for Lap Swimming, Rehabilitation Swimming, Group Fitness and Gym workouts. Please read the below information for services as of Thursday 6 August 2020

Lap Swimming & Rehabilitation Swimming

Lap Swimming is available in the 50m Competition Pool and 25 metre Water Polo/Dive Pool. Rehabilitation Swimming and Lap Swimming is available in the Rehab & Hydro Pool.

Bookings and Cost:

  • To assist with venue capacity restrictions and social distancing regulations you will be required to pre-book on-line to use the pools.
    • Activated Members: This will be included in your active membership and will display at no cost online.
    • Casual visitors and Members who are on Suspension: $9
    • Multi-Visit Pass Holders: One visit, per booking deducted from your existing pass.

Access:

  • Members must use their membership card to access the Centre for a Lap Swim. Casual visitors must check-in at the Front Desk after making an on-line booking.
  • You may use the pools before or after your Gym workout or Group Fitness Class. However, pre-booking for Group Fitness and Lap Swimming is essential.
  • Pre-bookings for the pools can be made anytime for the next available time frame.

Read more or book:

50m Competition Pool or 25m Water Polo/Dive Pool

Rehab & Hydro Pool

 

Group Fitness

Cycle, Freestyle, Les Mills and Aqua Classes are available. Please note that not all classes that were available prior to suspension are available currently.

Bookings and Cost:

  • To assist with venue capacity restrictions and social distancing regulations you will be required to pre-book on-line to participate in Group Fitness Classes.
    • Activated Members: This will be included in your active membership and will display at no cost online.
    • Casual visitors and Members who are on Suspension: $15
    • Aqua Multi-Visit Pass Holders (Aqua Classes only): One visit, per booking deducted from your existing pass.

Access:

  • Members must use their membership card to access the Centre and Gym or if you are a casual user or suspended member please provide your details and pay for your session at the Front Desk.
  • You may participate in Group Fitness Classes before or after your swim or Gym Workout. However, pre-bookings are essential, so please check in with the Group Fitness Instructor when you arrive at your class.

Read more or book:

Group Fitness

Gym Workouts

The main gym area including the cardio floor and weights area is available. The Strength and Conditioning Studio remains closed. Personal Programs and Reassessments are available. Body Scans are available.

Cost (bookings not required):

  • On-line bookings are not required for Gym Workouts and your session has no time limit.
  • Casual visitors and Suspended Members are required to pay for their Gym Workout at the front desk.

Access

  • Members must use their membership card to access the Centre and Gym. Casual visitors and Suspended Members are required to pay for their Gym Workout at the front desk.
  • The Gym is available for use before or after your Group Fitness Class or Lap Swim. Please note on-line pre-bookings are required for Group Fitness and the Pools.
  • The Gym opening times will be extended to:
    • Monday to Friday – 5:00am to 8.00pm
    • Saturday – 5:00am to 6:00pm
    • Sunday – 7:00am to 6:00pm

Read more:

Gym



Update 20 July 2020

Lap Swimming pay per visit now only $5 for members

We are looking forward to Gym & Swim Memberships returning from Thursday 6 August. We understand that it is a difficult time for many people which is why that until Gym & Swim Memberships are available, we have reduced the Lap Swimming pay per visit member price to only $5.

From Thursday 6 August 2020, pay per visit prices for Lap Swimming (as well Group Fitness) will still be required for activated members, however as visits are included in your membership, this will display $0 for members when booking in.

Suspended members and non-members will be required to pay casual pay per visit prices from Thursday 6 August 2020.

 

Reactivate your Gym & Swim Membership

 

Book your lap swim

Happy swimming!

Updates 13 July 2020

Gym & Swim Memberships Update

Gym & Swim Memberships now available for you to reactivate and will be available as of Thursday 6 August 2020.

The first direct debit will occur on Thursday 6 August 2020.

Current Members who would like to reactivate their Gym & Swim Membership from Thursday 6 August 2020 must elect to do so.
To elect to have your membership reactivated at this time please complete the required form

If you do not wish for your membership to be reactivated at this time you do not need to do anything, and your membership will remain on suspension for an additional 28 days after Thursday 6 August 2020, with casual PAYG booking rates applicable.

On Thursday 3 September all Gym & Swim Memberships will automatically be reactivated.

PAYG Rates

Until Thursday 5 August 2020, we have further reduced the PAYG Member Price for booking into the Gym and Group Fitness Classes.

  • Gym workout booking - $5 per visit
  • Group Fitness Class booking - $5 per visit

From Thursday 6 of August PAYG for members will cease to exist, with PAYG casual rates applying if non-members/suspended members wish to use the Centre. From this date PAYG casual rates will be $15 for Gym Visits, $15 for Group Fitness Classes and $9 for Lap Swimming.

Bookings now open for Rehab and Hydro Swimming

Hydro and Rehab Pool (25 Program Pool) for Community Access, Physiotherapy Service Providers, Rehabilitation Swimming and Lap Swimming.

Important information

  • Online pre-bookings are essential.
  • Lockers are not available.
  • For Rehab and Hydro Swimming Bookings, please enter via Main Entry. Exit will differ and will be advised on the day.
  • For more information or to book please visit the below link

Read more or book

Update 7 July 2020

Services and Programs Update

Thank you for visiting the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Our team has worked hard to prepare the Centre with various safety and physical distancing measures already in place. As we gradually open services and programs we would like to assure you of our commitment to restarting programs and services safely. Please read the below to find out more about what is currently available at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre as of Tuesday 7 July.

Currently available:

  • Gym - Available for online pre-bookings only on a per visit basis. Read more.
  • Group Fitness - Available for online pre-bookings only on a per visit basis. Read more.
  • Personal Training - Available for online pre-bookings on a per visit basis. Read more.
  • Lap Swimming – Deep Water Lap Swimming only. Available for online pre-bookings on a per visit basis. Read more.
  • Swimming Lessons – Registrations of Interest essential for “Restart Lessons”. Read more.
  • Showers
  • Change Rooms
  • Multi-Level Car Park
  • Exercise Physiology – Individual Hydro and Gym bookings with an Exercise Physiologist. Read more.
  • Marion Swimming Club – Squad Training

Currently unavailable (under review):

The following programs are currently not available. Once a return date and further information is available, communications will be released on our website and Facebook page.

  • New Gym & Swim Memberships – Current Memberships remain on suspension and starting a new membership is not currently possible. Please use the Gym on a pay per visit basis.
  • Steam Room and Sauna Room.
  • Rehab and Hydro Pool
  • Crèche
  • Lockers
  • Leisure Swimming and Splash Park
  • Aqua Sensory Play
  • Exercise Physiology – Group classes (including Strength for Life)
  • Birthday Parties
  • Waterslides
  • Wibit

30 June 2020 Update

Welcome back to Swimming Lessons

On Monday 29 June we welcomed back families and students to Swimming Lessons.

To ensure we meet State Government regulations and guidelines for safe Swim School operations during Covid-19, we have implemented the following changes.

Program changes include:

  • Students must have their interest registered for Restart Lessons and have received a call back to be enrolled in a class.
  • Smaller class sizes in larger lanes to ensure physical distancing
  • Alternative entry and exit via the Leisure Area doors next to the big tree in the plaza.
  • Please only bring one parent per family (for ages under 5 a maximum on 1 parent for 2 children; for ages under 10 a maximum on 1 parent for 4 children).
  • Time will comprise of a 45-minute session, allowing 30 minutes in the water and 15 minutes to enter and exit the Centre.
  • Swimming in leisure pool and splash park outside lesson times is not available
  • Use of lockers is not available
  • Equipment will not be shared during the class and will be thoroughly cleaned after each lesson.

 

Register your interest for Restart Lessons

 

Change room and showers now open

Your next lap swim or Gym workout is now much more comfortable! The change rooms are open and showers are now available. Physical distancing of 1.5metres still applies. Please refer to the markings on the walls for where to change.


  • How do I register my interest in Restart Lessons?
    Current Swimming Lessons Members have been sent an email to register their interest in Restart Lessons. Once you’ve registered your interest, one of our swim school team members will be in contact to discuss times and availability.
  • When will Deep Fish, Adult, Access, Private and Super Squad classes resume?
    We are staging our opening to ensure we keep everyone safe. A Swim School team member will be ringing you this week to discuss options for you to return to Swimming Lessons.
  • If I have two kids can both parents attend?
    We ask that only one parent/guardian per family attend swim lessons. However different situations will be looked at in cases where: 1 parent for 2 children under the age of 5 and 1 parent for 4 children under the age of ten.
  • Will the splash park be open?
    The splash park will be closed at this stage. The closure is temporary as we know how much the kids love to swim before and after class with mum and dad.
  • Are we able to swim before and after our lesson?
    Recreation swimming is unavailable to our members at this stage. We will continue to keep you up to date when swimming before and after lessons becomes available again. This is only temporary.
  • Do we need to bring our membership band?
    Yes, you will be required to scan your membership band upon entering the centre and parent / guardian will need to complete our contact tracing form on arrival.
  • How do I enter and exit the venue?
    We have a specific entry and exit point located at the leisure end of the centre. Here you will be greeted by our Customer Service officer who will direct you into your lesson.
  • Will the car park and lifts be open for use?
    The Multi Level Car Park will be open for use and the lifts will be fully operational. Opening times of the Multi- Level Car Park 
  • Can I use Café facilities?
    We will be opening a separate section of the Café for swimming lesson families to use. It will be located next to the leisure area and open for take-away orders only.
  • What do we bring to our lessons?
    Make sure you’re in your bathers and ready to swim, wear your membership band to scan upon arrival. A warm towel to dry off and a quick change of clothes for after lessons. Goggles are always important for each class. Also, very important to remember that if you wear a Beanie after lessons you receive a Jellybean.
  • How are we keeping the centre clean and safe?
    We are following all protocols and restrictions set by State Government. Our lanes are larger and class sizes are smaller, we have hand sanitising stations set around the centre and equipment is cleaned and replaced where required before each lesson. Our Swim School team will be cleaning touch surfaces before each session.
  • Will our kids be sharing equipment?
    Students will have allocated equipment during the class. All equipment will be disinfected after each session.
  • What happens if I am sick and away from my class?
    We will be offering make up lessons and medical suspensions. If your child is unwell, they will not be able to attend Swimming Lessons. If you get a medical certificate and submit it to our Swim School team, we will stop the payment for the classes missed. If you do not have a medical certificate you will be able to book a make-up class in any available spots within our program, currently we will be taking these bookings over the phone however will not be able to confirm teachers on these classes.

17 June 2020 Update

Group Fitness Classes to return to SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre

We are excited to announce that a selection of Group Fitness Classes will restart from Monday 22 June 2020.

Careful and meticulous planning was done to release classes in a phased approach in order to safely stay within the venue capacity prescribed by State Government. A wider range of classes at different time slots will be introduced in the coming weeks.

Group Fitness Classes will be available for online booking on a per-use basis.

Please bring your own exercise mat, towel and water bottle to the class.

Important operational information:

  • No bookings or payments on site. You must book online prior to attending the centre
  • No locker-use
  • Bring your own Water Bottle (fountains not available)
  • You are required to bring a towel (no towel = no workout)
  • No change room use
  • No showering
  • All fans within the Gym have been disabled for patron safety reasons

Group Fitness Class Bookings and information

Be sure to view our frequently asked questions below.

 

Multi-Level Car Park now open

We are excited to announce that from today, Wednesday 17 June, the Multi-Level Car Park is reopening to members and patrons under temporary hours of operation. These hours of operation will remain in place until further notice.

  • Mon - Fri 7am to 8pm
  • Sat 7am to 5pm
  • Sun 7am to 5pm
  • Public holidays CLOSED

Note that maintenance work is still taking place on level 6 so a number of bays on level 5 will be allocated for making a U-turn.

 

Personal Training returns to SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Personal Training is now available at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre. Bookings and payments are available online on a per-visit basis. Existing packs may be used and recharged. Trainers available for you to choose from include Josh, Martin, Nicole, Tyarna and Ann. To view their profiles or to book please visit the Personal Training page. 

 

Individual Gym Workout Member Price now $7.00 per session

In line with the State Government announcement of increasing the venue capacity of the number of people at any one time, we will be lowering the Member per-visit price from Monday 22 June 2020. Member pricing for an Individual Gym Workout will be lowered to just $7 per visit. Book your Individual Gym Workout here.

 

Individual Gym Workouts are now two-hour sessions

In line with the State Government announcement of increased venue capacity, we are excited to announce that from Monday 22 June 2020, we will increasing the amount of time you can train in the Gym for your Individual Workout. Your booking will now consist of up to two-hours. You can arrive at any time during the session, however there will be no carry over into the next session. Book your Individual Gym Workout here.

 

Frequently asked questions

The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre is so excited to welcome you back. We have been busy implementing new control measures to ensure the venue is clean and safe for everyone. We are following the Guidelines set out by the SA Government.


  • How do I book?
    Bookings are essential for attending Group Fitness classes at SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre. Please visit saaquatic.ymca.org.au to make a booking.
    If you need to move your booking, please use the “manage booking” function contained in your confirmation email. You can manage your booking two-hours prior to start time.
    Please ensure your personal details are correct when you make your bookings.
  • How far in advance can I book my Group Fitness Class?
    Bookings will open seven days before session times.
  • What do I need to bring with me to my Group Fitness Class?
    Guests need to bring their own large towel and a water bottle. Please bring an exercise mat as well. It is important you only bring the essentials as there is no locker access. A water bottle is required as the drink fountains are not in use.
  • How many Group Fitness Classes can I book into per week?
    There is maximum of 3 bookings per week, per patron.
  • When will more classes be introduced?
    We will be introducing more classes in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned on our website and Facebook page for new timetable releases and updates.

  • Why are only some classes available?
    Our aim is to offer a diverse range of classes that appeal to a wide variety of people, whilst maintaining a safe environment for all to use. More classes will be being introduced over time.
  • What studios will be available?
    The Group Fitness Studio will be the first studio to have classes available. Available studios will change as we progress with the roll out, however we are hoping to have classes across all spaces as soon as possible.
  • Can I use the Gym after my Group Fitness Class?
    Gym bookings are made separately. Group Fitness participants are encouraged to follow the same method of booking as individual workout patrons, as suggested by the Australian Institute of Sport: “Get in, Train, Get out”
  • Can I book in back-to-back classes?
    You may book in classes back-to-back, in separate bookings. After your first session you will be directed out of the Gym and must re-enter the facility to be checked in for your second class. Please keep in mind that there is maximum of 3 bookings per week, per patron.
  • How old must I be to participate in Group Fitness Classes?
    You must be at least 16 years of age to participate in Group Fitness Classes in the Gym. Existing members who are at least 13-15 years of age AND have completed a Gym Personal Program (Induction) may use the Gym. The minimum age to attend HIIT, HIIT Strength, Epic 45, Ultimate 60, BodyPump, Kettlebell Express, Strength & Tone, Strength Technique & Conditioning classes is 16 years.
  • Do I need to clean the equipment before I use it?
    Yes, please wipe down your equipment before and after use. Anti-bacterial wipes will be provided to you with time allocated for wiping down of equipment in the Group Fitness Class.
  • How are you keeping the Centre clean and Safe?
    The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre holds the safety of our members and staff as our number one priority. We have put an extensive range of protective measures in place. These include; hygiene stations, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes, a strict “no towel, no workout policy”, increased cleaning specifications, closure of showers and changerooms and no steam or sauna, along with adhering to social distancing guidelines.
    The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre will adhere to the guidelines set by the SA Government in regards to reopening the gym, these include, but are not limited to; limiting shared equipment, adhering State Government guidelines on venue capacity.
    In addition, staff will be provided with disposable gloves and extensive cleaning kits ready for use.
    The Gym has had a deep clean conducted prior to reopening. we are also scheduling staff and cleaners at an increased frequency to allow for more incidental cleaning throughout the day.
    Social Distancing measures are in place inside the Gym and in the waiting area to get into the Gym.
    We will be keeping records of those who attends the Gym, to ensure that we can assist SA Health with any contact tracing, should it be required.
    Hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes are provided throughout the Gym. We ask that all Gym guests wipe down their equipment with the anti-bacterial wipes before and after each work out.
    Gym guests will be required to bring a towel and their own water bottle to work out. No equipment will be able to be shared until restrictions are further lifted.
  • How are you managing social distancing?
    Traffic flow structures are in place with assigned entry and exit points. Social distancing measures will also be implemented including spacing equipment apart and a pre-booking system which allows a maximum number of people per class/session.
  • Will I be able to use the Showers or Change rooms?
    At this stage, unfortunately not. We are following Government Guidelines to minimise communal contact surfaces. There will be toilet access so please ask a staff member for directions to the toilet.
  • Are there new entry and exit procedures at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre?
    There are new entry and exit procedures at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre. Patrons will line up at Main Entry and after you are checked in, you will be directed up to the Gym. We also have a temperature test device which you can use if you would like to. Patrons will then be directed to the Gym where they will be greeted by the Gym staff and directed to their Group Fitness Class. Once the class is complete, Group Fitness staff will announce that the Group Fitness Class is ending and that patrons should prepare to exit the Gym. Gym staff will then escort all patrons to the back of the Gym, down the stairs and out to the plaza. The Gym staff will then prepare the gym for the next group of patrons. The new entry and exit procedures are to ensure there is minimal crossover of patrons in front reception and to practise social distancing.
  • Is my Membership being restarted
    Currently all Gym & Swim Memberships remain suspended until the restrictions lift further. At this time Gym visits on a per-use basis is the safest method we can manage the current restrictions. We appreciate the loyalty of our Members. For this reason, we offer a discounted price for patrons who hold a valid Gym & Swim Membership.
  • When can I become a Gym & Swim Member?
    All memberships are on suspension and we are not currently taking new enquiries. We are however opening the Gym workouts on a per-use basis with online bookings essential. Please stay tuned on our Facebook page and website for updates.

9 June 2020 Update

Gym now open for cardio and weights training

Today we welcome you back to Individual Gym Workouts at SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre. Please note that for the Gym, only individual workouts for weights and cardio training will be available in Step 2 of easing of restrictions. All other Gym programs and services such as Group Fitness Classes, Aqua Classes and Personal Training, remain suspended until further easing of restrictions.

Community safety is vital so please expect to see strict social distancing measures when you arrive for an individual Gym workout.

Important operational information:

  • No bookings or payments on site. You must book online prior to attending the centre
  • The multi-level car park remains temporarily closed. Please allow additional time to find a park.
  • No locker use
  • You are required to bring a towel (no towel = no workout)
  • No change room use
  • No showering

Operational times for the Gym as of Tuesday 9 June 2020:

  • Monday to Friday – 6.30am to 7.30pm
  • Saturday – 6.30am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday – Closed

On-line bookings essential – You will not be able to make any bookings at Front Desk, therefore please be sure to book online.

Please also be aware of the following changes to Lap Swimming:

  • Lap Swimming will be available on Sundays from 14 June 2020.
  • Due to further easing of restrictions we are now able to offer 2 people per lane in the 50m competition pool

To find out more, or to book, please visit the links below.

Individual gym workout bookings and information

Lap Swimming bookings and information

 

The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre is currently only open for deep water Lap Swimming and Individual Gym Workouts. All other programs and services remain suspended until further notice. 

3 June 2020 Update

Gym open for cardio and weights training from 9 June 2020 AND Lap Swimming available on Sundays from 14 June 2020

Welcome back to the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre. We are excited to announce that we will open the Gym on Tuesday 9 June 2020. Please note that for the Gym, only individual workouts for weights and cardio training will be available in Step 2 of easing of restrictions. All other Gym programs and services such as Group Fitness Classes, Aqua Classes and Personal Training, remain suspended until further easing of restrictions.

Community safety is vital so please expect to see strict social distancing measures when you arrive for an individual Gym workout.
Important operational information:

  • No bookings or payments on site. You must book online prior to attending the centre
  • The multi-level car park remains temporarily closed. Please allow additional time to find a park.
  • No locker use
  • You are required to bring a towel (no towel = no workout)
  • No change room use
  • No showering

Operational times for the Gym as of Tuesday 9 June 2020:

  • Monday to Friday – 6.30am to 7.30pm
  • Saturday – 6.30am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday – Closed

On-line bookings essential – You will not be able to make any bookings at Front Desk, therefore please be sure to book online.

Please also be aware of the following changes to Lap Swimming:

  • Lap Swimming will be available on Sundays from 14 June 2020.
  • Due to further easing of restrictions we are now able to offer 2 people per lane in the 50m competition pool, effective Tuesday 9 June 2020

To find out more, or to book, please visit the links below.

Individual gym workout bookings and information

Lap Swimming bookings and information

 

The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre is currently only open for deep water Lap Swimming, with Individual Gym Workouts available from Tuesday 9 June 2020. All other programs and services remain suspended until further notice. 

Be sure to view our frequently asked questions below.

 

Frequently asked questions

The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre is so excited to welcome you all back to the Gym. We have been busy implementing new control measures to ensure the venue is clean and safe for everyone. We are following the Guidelines set out by the SA Government:

South Australian Roadmap for easing COVID-19 Restrictions Step 2 – from June 1

South Australia Emergency Management (Public Activities) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 (1 June 2020)

  • How do I book my Gym session?
    Bookings are essential for attending the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre Gym. Please visit saaquatic.ymca.org.au to make a booking.
    If you need to move your booking, please use the “manage booking” function contained in your confirmation email. You can manage your booking two-hours prior to start time.

  • How far in advance can I book a workout?
    Bookings will open seven days before session times.

  • How old do I need to be to use the Gym?
    At this stage, you need to be 16 years or older to book into the Gym for your individual workout.

  • What do I bring with me to do a Gym workout?
    Guests need to bring their own large towel, a water bottle and if you need a mat, please bring that as well. It is important you only bring the essentials as there is no locker access. A water bottle is required as the drink fountains are not in use.

  • Is there a time limit on how long I’m allowed to be at the gym?
    The one-hour booking consists of one-hour in the facility, commencing on the half-hour. Patrons will have approximately 50 minutes to exercise at which time Gym staff will announce that there is only 10 minutes left and that patrons should prepare to finish their workout and collect belongings. Patrons must depart the centre prior to the next session commencing.

  • How are you helping to keep the Centre clean and safe?
    The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre holds the safety of our members and staff as our number one priority. We have put an extensive range of protective measures in place. These include; hygiene stations, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes, a strict “no towel, no workout policy”, increased cleaning specifications, closure of showers and changerooms and no steam or sauna, along with adhering to social distancing guidelines.
    The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre will adhere to the guidelines set by the SA Government in regards to reopening the gym, these include, but are not limited to; limiting shared equipment, adhering to 20 members per room, and up to 80 members per venue at any one time, excluding staff and Personal Trainers.
    In addition, staff will be provided with disposable gloves and extensive cleaning kits ready for use.
    The Gym has had a deep clean conducted prior to reopening. we are also scheduling staff and cleaners at an increased frequency to allow for more incidental cleaning throughout the day.
    Social Distancing measures are in place inside the Gym and in the waiting area to get into the Gym.
    We will be keeping records of those who attends the Gym, to ensure that we can assist SA Health with any contact tracing, should it be required.
    Hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes are provided throughout the Gym. We ask that all Gym guests wipe down their equipment with the anti-bacterial wipes before and after each work out.
    Gym guests will be required to bring a towel and their own water bottle to work out. No equipment will be able to be shared until restrictions are further lifted.

  • Do I have to clean the equipment before I use it?
    Yes, please wipe down your equipment before and after use. Anti-bacterial wipes can be found throughout the gym.

  • How are you managing social distancing?
    Traffic flow structures are in place with assigned entries and entries. Social distancing measures will also be implemented including spacing equipment apart and a pre-bookings system which allows a maximum number of people per one-hour session.

  • Will I be able to use the Showers or Change Rooms?
    At this stage, unfortunately not. We are following Government Guidelines to minimise communal contact surfaces. There will be toilet access so please ask a staff member for directions to the toilet.

  • What are the trading hours of the Gym?

    As of Tuesday 9 June, the trading hours of the Gym are:

    • Monday to Friday – 6:30am to 7.30pm
    • Saturday – 6:30am to 4.30pm
    • Sunday – Closed

  • Can I still come to classes?
    As of Tuesday 9 June, Group Fitness Classes will not be available. More info will be released on Group Fitness in the week of June 15 - please stay tuned on our Facebook page and website for updates.

  • Are there any other areas of the Gym that are closed?
    Yes, the Cycle Studio, the Strength & Conditioning Studio, the Wellness Room, the Pilates Studio and The Zone remain closed to patrons. As restrictions ease, we will be reopening these spaces. The Group Fitness Studio will be available for Individual Workout use.

  • Can I use the Steam Room or Sauna after my work out?
    No. These two services are advised by legislation not to open.

  • Can I swim after my work out?
    You must book your swim in a separate booking using the Lap Swimming Booking tool. Remember to shower with soap and water at home before attending the Centre for your Lap Swim, and that change room and shower facilities are not available at the Centre. To make a Lap Swim booking please visit www.saaquatic.ymca.org.au/swim/lap-lane-availability

  • Are there new entry and exit procedures at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre?
    There are new entry and exit procedures at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre. Patrons will line up at Main Entry and after you are checked in, you will be given a wristband. We also have a temperature test device which you can make use of, if you would like to. Patrons will then be directed to the Gym where they will be greeted by the Gym staff. Patrons will have approximately 50 minutes to exercise at which time Gym staff will announce that there is only 10 minutes left and that patrons should prepare to finish their workout. Gym staff will then escort all patrons to the back of the Gym, down the stairs and out to the plaza. The Gym staff will then prepare the gym for the next group of patrons. The new entry and exit procedures are to ensure there is minimal crossover of patrons in front reception and to practise social distancing.

  • Is my Membership being restarted?
    Currently all Gym & Swim Memberships remain suspended until the restrictions lift further. At this time Gym visits on a per-use basis is the safest method we can employ to manage the current restrictions. We appreciate our current Members loyalty and will be offering a discounted price for patrons who hold a valid Gym & Swim Membership.

  • Will I get a discount on my membership for the limited access?
    All existing member accounts are currently on suspension and no direct debit payments are being processed. As such Membership fees are not charged and we ask that everyone uses the facility on a per use basis. We appreciate member loyalty and therefore we have discounted the Gym access price to $10 per visit for members and $15 for casual users.

  • When can I become a Gym & Swim Member?
    All memberships are currently on suspension and we are not currently taking new enquiries. We are however opening the Gym on the 9th of June on a per-use basis with online bookings essential. Please stay tuned on our Facebook page and website for updates.

  • Am I able to do Personal Training Sessions now?
    From Tuesday 9 June, Personal Training will not be available. More information regarding personal Training will be released in the week of 15 June - please stay tuned on our Facebook page and website for updates.

  • Will the Les Mills On Demand service be continuing now that the gym is open again?
    The YMCA have been so appreciative of the support shown to us by Les Mills on demand and what it has provided for our members. This service will be ceasing in the future, to be replaced with a YMCA product: Virtual Y. Stay tuned for more details on Virtual Y.

26 May 2020 Update

SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre aiming to reopen the Gym for cardio and weights training 9 June 2020

We were delighted to hear the State Government announcement on Monday, which has moved Step-2 Roadmap to easing of restrictions forward.

We are working hard to reopen the Gym for cardio and weights training on Tuesday 9 June 2020.

To achieve this deadline, we are:

  • Welcoming back many of our wonderful staff to the Centre from being stood down
  • Developing the booking process for the gym (per use basis)
  • Developing traffic flow structures
  • Developing social distancing structures
  • Ensuring we have hygiene amenities available such as hand sanitisers, wipes, and cleaning equipment
  • Meeting Council and Government requirements in a timely and safe manner

The 3 deep water pools remain open for lap swimming. All other services remain suspended. To read more about lap swimming or book please click here.

We will release more information once available. Stay tuned on our Facebook page and website for updates.

The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre and The Y are using all of our experience and expertise to kick start your fitness and well-being.

19 May 2020 Update

We are now open for lap swimming in three of our pools

On Friday the 8th May 2020, the South Australia government released their roadmap to easing COVID-19 restrictions.

We are excited to announce that as of Wednesday 20th May 2020, we will implement Step-1 easing and will open three of the deep water pools for Lap Swimming. The safety of the community is important so please expect to see strict social distancing measures when you arrive for a lap swim. 

IMPORTANT:

  • No showering
  • No change room use
  • No locker use
  • No Multi-Level Car Park
  • No bookings or payments on site. You must book online prior to visiting the Centre

Book your Lap Swim Here

Operating times for Lap Swimming as of 20th May 2020:

Monday to Friday – 7am to 8pm
Saturday – 7am to 5pm
Sunday – Closed

The current social distancing restrictions allow for 1 person for every 4 square metres to a maximum of 10 persons per pool. These restrictions limit our operational capacity so we can unfortunately only offer Lap Swimming at this stage. All other services will be made available as we receive direction from State Government.

On-line bookings essential – You will not be able to make any bookings at Front Desk, therefore please be sure to book online.

To find out more, or to book a lane for Lap Swimming, please visit the lap lane availability page or simply follow the link below.

Be sure to view our frequently asked questions below.

 

Frequently asked questions for Lap Swimming

  • How can I book a lane for my lap swim?
    Visit the Lap Lane availability page prior to attending the Centre and follow the prompts. Payment is required in advance. Bookings open 48 hours prior and close one hour prior to each Lap Swim session. You are able to change your booking up to two hours prior to your start time.

  • Can people from the same household share a lane?
    No. Due to the rules of one person per lane a separate booking with a separate lane is required to be made for each family member
  • When will Exercise Physiology will be able to resume?
    Exercise Physiology may be included in future steps. More information to follow.
  • Is the Leisure Area, Leisure Pools or Splash Park open?
    No, not at this stage.
  • What is the price for Lap Swimming?
    Member Price: (for current Gym members) $7 per person, per visit. Please note all membership direct debits are currently on suspension. We request all members to pay on a per use basis at a member discounted rate.
    Casual Price: $9
    Multi-Visit Swim Pass Holders Price: One visit will be debited off your Multi-Visit Swim Pass per booking.
  • Why do existing members need to pay for a lap swim?
    All existing member accounts are currently on suspension and no direct debit payments are being made. As such Membership fees are not charged and we ask that everyone uses the facility on a per use basis. We appreciate member loyalty and therefore we have discounted the Lap Swimming Member price to $7 per visit.

  • Do I need to bring my Multi-Visit or Membership Card?
    No, simply provide your name and booking confirmation at the front desk and we will do the rest.
  • How do I get into the venue?
    The Multi-Level Car Park is closed, therefore we advise arriving early to allow time to find a park. Make your way to the Main Entry. You may be required to wait at the doors prior to your session start time. Please use the hand sanitiser provided on entry. Follow the floor markings and line up at the Front Desk, keeping 1.5 metres away from others.
  • Can I use the Change Rooms?
    No – unless it is necessary to use the toilet. You are required to arrive at the Centre, ready to swim. A deck coat or warm towel are the quickest way to enter and leave the facility.
  • Why is there only one swimmer per lane?
    The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre is taking direction from A Roadmap for South Australia and the Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 5) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. From these, South Australians are bound by and are provided with information relating to the easing of restrictions on specific activities, including public swimming pools. This means one swimmer per lane is the restriction in this phase. This restriction also considers staff that will be present.
  • Why can’t I use the change rooms?
    The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre is taking direction from A Roadmap for South Australia and the Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 5) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. From these, South Australians are bound by and are provided with information relating to the easing of restrictions on specific activities, including public swimming pools.
  • How long do I have to swim?
    The Lap Swim service is available Monday to Friday from 7am to 8pm and Saturday from 7am to 5pm. We are closed for Lap Swimming on Sundays. Your Lap Swim time commences on the hour. You have one hour in the facility. We recommend you use your hour for approximately 45 minutes of swimming, allowing for time to collect your belongings and exit the centre. You must depart the Centre prior to next session commencing. Please follow Lifeguard instructions who will advise you when it is time to leave the water, collect your belongings and proceed to the exit.
  • How do I leave the venue?
    Please exit the Centre via Event Entry doors. Staff will provide direction and there will be signage to lead the way.
  • Does my data stay in Australia?
    Yes. Your personal data captured by the online booking system Nabooki, is saved on a server situated in Australia.
  • Can I use the café?
    Yes, for take-a-way purposes only.
  • Will I be safe?
    As safe as you can be at this time. The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre has all the required social distancing measures in place. We are following good hygiene practices and adhere to A Roadmap for South Australia. To implement Step 1 of the Roadmap, the South Australian State Co-ordinator updated the relevant Direction to Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 5) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. South Australians are bound by this which provides information relating to the easing of restrictions on specific activities, including public swimming pools.
  • Why are you not offering exercise physiology/rehab/shallow pool space?

    At this stage we are unable to offer these services/spaces. These space may be looked at in future steps. The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre are working hard on social distancing and traffic flows. We are working together with all partners and think at this time this area will be better served when further restrictions are eased.

  • Are SASI and Marion Squads training in this time?
    Yes. The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre is built for the community and High-Performance Swimming, Diving and Water Polo. All these groups are also members of the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre. Some of these groups have paved the way for our reopening. This is a world first and these groups have assisted in creating a case study for how to open safely.
  • Is the Gym or Swimming Lessons available?
    No, not at this stage. We are working with Federal and State Government regulations and will advise the community of a re-start date.
  • Is the Steam Room or Sauna Room available?
    No. These two services are advised by legislation not to open in step 1 – easing of restrictions.

23 March 2020 Update

Gyms and indoor sporting venues to shutdown Australia-wide

All program activities at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre will be suspended from 12pm (noon), Monday 23 March 2020. This closure will stay in effect until the relevant authorities advise of a possible reopening date. The closure follows the Federal Government’s announcement on Sunday 22 March to close all non-essential services which includes all gyms and indoor sporting venues nationwide to limit the exposure and transmission of COVID-19.

The following services are suspended from 12pm (noon), Monday 23 March 2020.

  • All member fees have been placed on suspension
  • Gym and all Group Fitness Classes suspended
  • All pools closed for lap swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Squad training, Marion Swimming Club training as well as Wibit
  • Swimming Lessons are suspended
  • Exercise Physiology closed until further notice
  • Birthday parties are suspended
  • Creche is suspended

The loss of access to our pools, gym facilities and fitness programmes will be difficult for the community, but the team at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre urges all members and visitors to understand the devastating and fatal impacts that Covid-19 can have, particularly on those most vulnerable in our community, and the need for a unified national responses.

We cannot stress strongly enough the importance of social distancing and good personal hygiene as a safeguard for ourselves, our families and our community. These are the most powerful protections that we have against the virus while medical science races to develop a vaccine.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 it is also important that we recognise the common symptoms of infection and that we self-isolate and report them if they appear. Symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms it is imperative that you call your GP or the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 for information on what to do next.

Membership suspension

While the Centre is closed, memberships and program payments by direct debit will be automatically suspended and any prepaid amounts will remain in credit for use on reopening. If personal training or other programmes have been purchased outright the expiry date on those arrangements will be extended and the sessions will be available as soon as we reopen.

Fixed term and upfront members will also receive extensions to cover any length of closure.

Please note that we do not have any staff at this time as the Centre is closed. Your request will be processed when the Centre reopens. Please send any membership related requests to saaquatic@ymca.org.au

We will provide updates as they become available. In the meantime, you can keep updated via this webpage and on our Facebook page.

 

Frequently asked questions about mandated closure

  • Why has the Centre closed?
    The Federal Government implemented national restrictions on social gatherings which has resulted in the mandatory closure of all indoor sport facilities, recreation centres and gyms throughout Australia as of noon on 23/03/2020.
  • What is happening with staff?
    We appreciate your concern for our staff. Please be assured that supporting our staff and volunteers through this difficult and uncertain period is our top priority. We are communicating directly with all staff to ensure they are equipped with the right information.
  • Can I suspend or cancel my Gym membership or swimming lessons due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?
    IF CENTRE IS MANDATED TO CLOSE: Your membership will automatically be suspended until the Centre reopens (i.e. direct debit charge suspended). We will keep you updated with new information as it is made available. Any prepaid amounts will remain in credit for use on reopening.

    Membership cancellations will also be processed for those members who prefer not to be placed on suspension. Please send any membership cancellation requests via email to saaquatic@ymca.org.au. All standard cancellation fees will be waived at this time.
  • What about fixed term or upfront members?
    IF CENTRE IS MANDATED TO CLOSE: Fixed term and upfront members will also receive an extension to their expiry for the length of closure. This will also be administered upon reopening.