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We offer lanes for lap swimming in both shallow-water and deep-water.

Lane speed (slow, medium or fast) is indicated in the lane provided. Please see 'lap swimming conditions of use' below for our pace guide.

We recommend you check the lap lane availability below before you visit one of our pools.

At different times of the year, lap lanes may be limited or closed to accommodate school carnivals and other special events. You can find what events are running at the centre's "event calendar": news and events.

For gentle activity (rehabilitation, walking, exercises) in shallow water with a wider lane please visit rehabilitation lanes.

Lap lane availability guides 

The lap lane guides are updated four days in advance.

Please note our online lap lane guides may be updated at any time following this due to unforeseen circumstances.

Fast, medium or slow lanes will indicate available lap swimming space.

25m deep water

25m deep water lap swimming is displayed for both the competition pool and the water polo/dive pool.

Competition Pool 25m and Water Polo/Dive Pools 25m

50m deep water

Competition Pool 50m 

Shallow water

Program Pool 25m

  • Lap swimming conditions safety and conditions of use
    • Deep-water lap swimming bookings are a minimum depth of 3-metres. The patron is responsible for ensuring they are confident of their swimming ability in a deep-water environment.
    • Vulnerable and elderly people with chronic health conditions should speak to their doctor about what is appropriate for them. Please speak to a lifeguard before entering the water if:
      • you are over the age of 55;
      • you have a pre-exiting medical condition (including disability); or
      • you are a inexperienced or non-swimmer.
    • Lanes are allocated to different speeds. Please use the correct lane appropriate for your swimming ability:
      • Slow: Suitable for those that take longer than 71 second to complete a 50m lap or 40 seconds to complete a 25m lap
      • Medium: suitable for those that can complete a 50m lap between 51 second and 70 seconds and a 25m lap between 26 and 40 seconds
      • Fast: Suitable for those that can complete a 50m lap by 50 seconds or less and 25m lap by 25 seconds of less
    • Please refer to the full conditions of entry for your visit to the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre.
    • Lap Lane availability guides are updated four days in advance and may be updated at any time following this due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Watch Around Water policy

    At SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre and the Y 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 16 years and older 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 1 September 2019).

    Children under 10 years old

    All children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the centre by a person 16 years and older. All children MUST be actively supervised by an adult over the age of 16 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).

    A child of limited swimming ability and or reliant on a flotation aid much be accompanied and in arms' reach in the water by a responsible person 16 years and older regardless of the child's age.

    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.

    All children

    Unsupervised children (of any age) will be removed from the water if the lifeguard is concerned for their safety.

    A child of limited swimming ability and or reliant on a flotation aid much be accompaniedand in arms' reach in the water by a responsible person 16 years and older regardless of the child's age.

    Birthday parties

    All children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the centre by a person 16 years and older and handed over to the supervision of the birthday party host (staff member).

    All birthday party participants must wear a green wristband to identify their participation in a party AND will be given an age based wristband (pink or yellow) at the conclusion of their birthday party if they choose to use the aquatic facilities (effective 1 September 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.

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