Lap swimming is currently available on a per-use basis with online pre-bookings essential. No bookings or payments are taken on site. All current memberships remain on suspension until further notice. This is a temporary initiative as per the easing of restrictions.
Your booking comprises of a one-hour session. There is no carry-over into the next session.
Lap swimming times:
- Monday to Friday – 6am to 8pm
- Saturday – 6am to 5pm
- Sunday – 7am to 5pm
What is available in your lap swim booking:
- Change rooms
- A lap swim in either the 25 metre Competition Pool or the 25 metre Water Polo/Dive Pool.
Please be sure to abide by the following directions:
- Please follow the directional signage
- Please keep a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and other patrons
- Shower with soap and water at home before arrival.
The following are currently not available (under review with re-introduction date TBA)
- Joining on a new Gym & Swim Memberships.
- Steam Room and Sauna Room
Group Fitness, Gym Workouts and Personal Training are not included in your Lap Swim booking and must be booked separately.
Please read our terms and conditions before you make a booking.
Terms and Conditions for Lap Swimming
Effective Monday 29 June, 2020 until further notice
Welcome back to the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre. From Wednesday the 20th May 2020, you will be able to enjoy a Lap Swim in one of the 25m or 50m pools. Please note that the Centre is not operating at full capacity and therefore has a limited number of staff on site. We therefore request that you read the following terms and conditions before you make a booking.
1. You are able to book in for the following under the following categories:
a. Member: For those that hold a valid Gym & Swim membership at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre.
b. Multi-Visit Swim Pass: for individuals that have visits remaining on their active Multi-Visit swim pass to the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre. Multi-Visit Swim Pass bookings with visits on their pass will have one visit, per booking deducted from their existing pass.
c. Casual: for individuals who do not possess a Gym & Swim Membership Card, a Swimming Lessons Membership Card or a Multi-Visit Swim Pass
2. On-line bookings are required prior to arrival. To avoid contact, we will not accept payments at the Centre.
3. Payment is required to confirm your booking
4. Refunds and cancellations are not available.
5. There is maximum of one booking, per patron, per day to maximum of 3 bookings per week. This is to allow many people in our community to access the Centre.
6. Bookings open 48 hour prior to the session commencing and close one-hour prior. Reschedules can only be made to any existing booking at-least two hours prior to the session commencing.
7. No locker access is permitted, belongings are not to be left in change rooms. Please leave your valuable personal items at home.
8. Only deep-water pools, which are minimum depth of 3 metres, are available. Shallow pool space is not available for public access at any time.
a. The patron is responsible for ensuring they are confident of their swimming ability in a deep-water environment.
9. Patrons are to bring own water bottles. No other food or drink is permitted into the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre
Social distancing, safety, health and hygiene
10. The patron is responsible for adhering to social distancing, health and hygiene guidelines:
a. Always keep a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others. Lanes are shared. Please refer to the booking tool for maximum swimmers per lane.
b. Adhere to assigned entry and exit points
c. Shower with soap and water at home before arrival
d. Stay home, do not attend your booked session and seek testing if you have cold or flu symptoms.
e. Wash your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes
11. Swimmers can be accompanied by one carer who is not swimming. There is an allocated seating area on pool deck for caregivers. Under The South Australian Carers Recognition Act 2005 a carer is defined as the following:
(1) a person is a carer for the purposes of this Act if he or she is a natural person who provides ongoing care or assistance to—
(a) a person who has a disability within the meaning of the Disability Inclusion Act 2018; or
(b) a person who has a chronic illness, including a mental illness within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1993; or
(c) a person who, because of frailty, requires assistance with the carrying out of everyday tasks; or
(d) a person of a class prescribed by regulation.
12. As per the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre’s Supervision Policy. Children under the age of 10 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Swimmers under 10 years of age can be accompanied by one parent who is not swimming. There is an allocated seating area on pool deck for supervising parents/guardian. Please note that for children 10 years and older who are competent swimmers in 3 metre deep water, a parent is not required to be present in the Centre.
13.The patron must adhere to the standard Conditions of Entry to the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre (view them here)
14. Vulnerable and elderly people with chronic health conditions should speak to their doctor about what is appropriate for them
Lap Swimming Procedures
15. Please arrive at Main Entry 5 minutes prior to your session commencing.
16. The one-hour booking consists of one hour in the facility, commencing on the hour. Lifeguards will provide instructions when it is time to exit the pool, prepare to exit the Centre and collect your belongings. Patrons must depart the centre prior to the next hour commencing.
17. Late arrivals must swim within their booking hour and cannot carry over into the next hour.
Failure to comply with the above terms and conditions of entry may result in restrictions for further bookings.
Book your lap swim
To book your session please use the following booking tool.
Watch Around Water Policy Information
At YMCA Victoria we are a Watch Around Water endorsed aquatic safety organisation. The following information is the new watch around water policy launched in centre from 1 September 2019.
Watch Around Water is a set of industry guidelines outlining the minimum supervision requirements of young children at all affiliated aquatic venues.
Children under 5 years oldAll Children MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18 and supervised within arms’ reach, at all times in the water.
All children MUST wear a pink wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming.
Children will not be admitted without a full fee paying parent/guardian who must also be in the water at all times. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 5 years exceeds the ratio of 1:2 (effective September 1 2019).
Children under 10 years oldAll Children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18. All children MUST be actively supervised by an adult over the age of 18 at all times. The adult must have a clear and active view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them (this includes tech and devices).
All children MUST wear a yellow wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 10 years exceeds the ratio of 1:4.
Birthday PartiesAll children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18 and handed over to the supervision of the birthday party leader (staff member).
All birthday party participants must wear a BLUE wristband AND an age based wristband (pink or yellow) to identify their participation in a party (effective September 1 2019). The adult guardian of the birthday party child MUST remain accessible and actively supervise the group at all times.
At the conclusion of the birthday party the child/children will remain in the supervision of the birthday party leader and supervising parent until physically handed over to their supervising parent/guardian.
Visit the watch around water websiteFor more information visit the Watch Around Water website: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au