The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre operates three pools for lap swimming, the 50 metre Matt Cowdrey Competition Pool, the 25 metre Water Polo Pool and the 25 metre Program Pool.

At different times of the year, lap lanes may be limited or closed to accommodate school carnivals and other special events. and therefore it is a great idea to keep your eye on the lap lane availability guide to see when there are lanes available. The 25m Water Polo Pool more often than not has lanes available to the public.

To stay up to date with lap lane availability at SAALC enter your email address below and we'll email you the lap lane availability at the start of each week.

  • Matt Cowdrey competition pool

    *indicates that the the Competition Pool is in 25m configuration.
    The below guide, is updated at a minimum of 4 days in advance.
    Please note our online Lap Lane Guides may be updated at any time following this due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Last updated 26th February 2020, valid 3rd March 2020.

    Time Mon
    Tue
    Wed
    Thu
    Fri
    Sat
    Sun
    5:00am 3 3 3 3 3 10*  
    5:30am
    3 3 3 3 3 10*  
    6:00am
    3 3 3 3 3 6*  
    6:30am
    3 3 3 3 3 5*  
    7:00am
    6 6 1 4 6 5* 6
    7:30am
    6 1 4 6 5* 6
    8:00am
    6 2 6 0 3* 6
    8:30am
    0 6 0 6 0 3* 6
    9:00am
    0 6 0 6 0 4* 6
    9:30am
    0 6 0 6 0 4* 6
    10:00am
    0 6 0 6 0 5* 6
    10:30am
    0 6 0 6 0 0 0
    11:00am
    0 6 0 6 0 0 0
    11:30am
    6 0 6 0 0 0
    12:00pm
    0 6 0 6 0 0 0
    12:30pm
    6 0 6 0 0 0
    1:00pm
    0 6 0 6 0 0 0
    1:30pm 6 0 6 0 0 0
    2:00pm
    6 6 6 0 0 0
    2:30pm
    6 6 6 0 0 0
    3:00pm
    6 0* 10* 6 0 0
    3:30pm
    6 10* 10* 6 0 0
    4:00pm

    0 2* 4* 3 6 6
    4:30pm

    0 2* 4* 3 6 6
    5:00pm
    3 0 2* 4* 3 6 6
    5:30pm 0 2* 10* 6 6 6
    6:00pm
    0 10* 10* 6 6 6
    6:30pm 0 10* 10* 6 6 6
    7:00pm
    0 10* 10* 6 6 6
    7:30pm
    0 10* 10* 6 6 6
    8:00pm
    0 0 10* 0
     
    8:30pm
    6 0 6 0 10*    
    9:00pm
    6 6 6 10*    
    9:30pm
    6 0 6 6 10*    
  • 25 metre water polo pool

    The below guide, is updated at a minimum of 4 days in advance.
    Please note our online Lap Lane Guides may be updated at any time following this due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Last updated 26th February 2020, valid 3rd March 2020.

    Time Mon
    Tue
    Wed
    Thu
    Fri
    Sat
    Sun
    5:00am 6
    0 6 6 6
    5:30am
    6
    0 6 6 6 6
    6:00am
    6
    0 6 6 6 6
    6:30am
    6
    0 6 6 6 6
    7:00am
    6
    6
    6 6 6 6 6
    7:30am
    6
    6
    6 6 6 6 6
    8:00am
    6
    6
    6 6 6 6 6
    8:30am
    6 6
    6 6 6 6 6
    9:00am
    6 6
    6 6 0 6 6
    9:30am
    6 6
    6 5 0 6 6
    10:00am
    6 6
    6 5 0 6 6
    10:30am
    6 6
    6 6 0 6 6
    11:00am
    6 6
    6 6 0 6 6
    11:30am
    6 6
    6 6 0 6 6
    12:00pm
    6 6
    6 6 0 6 6
    12:30pm
    6 6
    6 6 0 6 6
    1:00pm
    6 6 6 6 0 6 6
    1:30pm
    6 6
    6 6 0 6 6
    2:00pm
    6 6
    6 6 6 6 6
    2:30pm
    6 6
    6 6 6 6 6
    3:00pm
    6 6
    6 6 6 6 6
    3:30pm
    6
    6 6 6 6 4 4
    4:00pm
    0
    2 6 6 0 4 4
    4:30pm
    0
    2 6 6 0 4 4
    5:00pm
    6
    2 6 6 6 6 6
    5:30pm
    6
    2 6 6 6 6 6
    6:00pm
    0 0 0 6 0 6 6
    6:30pm
    0 0 0 0 0 6 6
    7:00pm
    0 0
    0 0 0 6 6
    7:30pm
    0
    0
    0 0 0 6 6
    8:00pm
    0
    0
    0 0 0

    8:30pm
    0
    0
    0 0 0

    9:00pm
    0
    0
    0 0 6

    9:30pm
    0
    0
    0 0 6  

  • 25 metre program pool

    The below guide, is updated at a minimum of 4 days in advance.
    Please note our online Lap Lane Guides may be updated at any time following this due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Last updated 26th February 2020, valid 3rd March 2020.

    Community Access Lanes

    Lanes are available for community groups to book during school term from Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm.
    To book space please visit reception or call the bookings team on 08 8198 0159.
    Please note that community access lanes may not be available during some major events.

    Time Mon
    Tue
    Wed
    Thu
    Fri
    Sat
    Sun
    5:00am 4
    4
    4 4 4 4
    5:30am
    4
    4
    4 4 4 4
    6:00am
    2
    2
    1 4 1 4
    6:30am
    2
    2
    1 4 1 4
    7:00am
    4
    4
    4 4 4 4 4
    7:30am
    4
    4
    4 4 4 1 2
    8:00am
    2
    1
    0 2 1 0 2
    8:30am
    2
    1
    0 2 1 0 0
    9:00am
    1
    0
    1 1 1 1 0
    9:30am
    1
    0
    2 1 1 1 0
    10:00am
    1
    0
    2 1 1 1 0
    10:30am
    1
    2
    3 1 2 1 0
    11:00am
    1
    2
    3 1 2 1 0
    11:30am
    3
    1
    3 3 2 0 0
    12:00pm
    3
    1
    3 3 2 0 0
    12:30pm
    3
    3
    3 3 2 3 4
    1:00pm
    3
    3
    3 3 2 3 4
    1:30pm
    3
    3
    3 3 3 3 4
    2:00pm
    4
    2
    4 3 2 3 4
    2:30pm
    2
    2
    4 2 2 3 4
    3:00pm
    2
    1
    2 2 4 3 4
    3:30pm
    4
    3
    2 1 0 4 4
    4:00pm
    0
    0
    0 1 0 4 4
    4:30pm
    0
    0
    0 1 0 4 4
    5:00pm
    0
    0
    0 1 0 4 4
    5:30pm
    0
    0
    0 1 0 4 4
    6:00pm
    0
    0
    0 1 0 4 4
    6:30pm
    0
    3
    0 4 0 4 4
    7:00pm
    0
    0
    1 2 4 4
    7:30pm
    1
    0
    1 4 4 4
    8:00pm
    1
    4
    1 4 4

    8:30pm
    4
    4
    4 4 4

    9:00pm
    4
    4
    4 4 4

    9:30pm
    4
    4
    4 4 4  

  • 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 old

    All 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 old

    All 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 Parties

    All 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 website

    For more information visit the Watch Around Water website: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au 

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