Welcome back to lap swimming. Please note that only three of the deep water pools are available at this time. All other programs and services remain temporarily suspended.
The safety of the community is important so please expect to see strict social distancing measures when you arrive for a lap swim.
- Monday to Friday – 7am to 8pm
- Saturday – 7am to 5pm
- Sunday – Closed
Important operational information:
- No showering
- No change room use
- No locker use
- No bookings or payments on site. You must book online prior to attending the centre
- The multi-level car park remains temporarily closed.
Please read our terms and conditions before you make a booking.
Terms and Conditions for Lap Swimming
Commencing Wednesday May 20th, 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. Showers and change room facilities are closed. Access to toilets is permitted.
8. No locker access is permitted, belongings are not to be left in changerooms. Please leave your valuable personal items at home.
9. 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.
10. Patrons are to bring own water bottles. No other food or drink is permitted into the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre
11. The Multi-Storey Car Park is closed. Please allow for additional time to find a car park.
Social distancing, safety, health and hygiene
12. 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. There is a maximum of one swimmer 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
13. 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.
14. 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.
15.The patron must adhere to the standard Conditions of Entry to the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre (view them here)
16. Vulnerable and elderly people with chronic health conditions should speak to their doctor about what is appropriate for them
Lap Swimming Procedures
17. Please arrive at Main Entry 5 minutes prior to your session commencing.
18. 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.
19. 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 lane
To book your session please use the following booking tool.
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.
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