Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA
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Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA

Bookings required during peak times.  Please check lane availability during off peak times (due to private bookings).  Open for lap swimming only (recreational play is not available).

Please note:

  • Peak hour casual bookings can only be made using the ‘Book a Lane’ button below.
  • School Carnival Bookings – CENTRE CLOSED DURING TIME BELOW…

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COVID Safe Guidelines for operation from the 15th of June

✔️ 1 Lane – 5 Swimmers (10 group/program bookings)
✔️ Maximum of 250 patrons at once in the centre
✔️ 50m 8 Lanes
✔️ Lap swimming/walking only (no recreational use)
✔️ Online bookings required during peak times
✔️ No casual drop-ins during peak times
✔️ Shower at home (before swimming)
✔️ All sessions during peak times will be ‘on the hour’ – Arrive, Swim, Leave.
✔️ Toddler and children’s pools closed

New Lane Speed Format

  • Slow Fitness: >80 seconds per lap
  • Moderate Fitness: 60 and 80 seconds per lap
  • General Training: 60 seconds per 50m lap
  • Fast Training: <50 seconds per lap

Lane Rules:

  • Swim in the lane that suits your ability: Talk to the shift supervisor if in doubt
  • Do not enter unmarked lanes. Speak to the shift supervisor
  • No chain swimming or group program swimming in public lanes (including Training Fast lanes)
  • Slower swimmers MUST give way to faster swimmers. Swimmer in front always gives way.
  • When you are having a rest, please stand to the corner of the lane. Lane Behavior
  • Be Flexible: As other swimmers join the pool – you may need to move lanes.
  • Be Thoughtful: Are you passing or being passed, move to a lane better suitable for your speed.
  • Be Kind: We share the space, everyone deserves to enjoy their swim
  • Be Responsible: We share responsibility for social distancing


As of Monday the 20th of July, lane bookings will only be required during peak times.  Payment will be required upon arrival for your swim.  Members and visit pass holders will need to bring their scan cards to present to reception, prior to entering.
Lane bookings will open each Thursday or Friday for the following week.  You are able to change your peak hour booking 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time.

An individual can book only 1 swim session per day (per person) and a maximum of 3 sessions per week (in the first 48 hours of bookings being released).

As of Monday the 20th of July you will be able to share lanes with others, although there will be strict guidelines on self-pacing for swimmers so that social distancing is maintained.  On arrival, please follow the directions on lane descriptions and choose your lane thoughtfully.

A lap swimming lane may be booked for a child between 11 and 16. By making the booking, the parent is making a declaration of competency. Lifeguards reserve the right to remove a child between the ages 11 to 16 if they are deemed not competent. Lanes are booked for lap swimming only.  Booking a lane for a child under 11 is not currently available.

From the 20th of July, casual drop-ins for lap swimming will be available during off peak times.  Please see the centre hours at the bottom of this page for the latest information on off peak times as these are subject to change.

Aqua classes will resume the week beginning the 20th of July with limited class times.  For class times, please visit

No, not at this stage. The centre is not open for recreational use, only lap swimming and aquatic walking for fitness.

The price is $7.60 per person for a 45min session (access on the hour and leave before the hour). A concessions price of $6 is available for card holders. You will need to bring your concession card with you on each visit to show at reception. Please note direct debit memberships payments will resume as on Friday the 24th of July. 

From the 20th of July onwards, during peak times please enter through reception at the start time of your session.  During off peak times, you are welcome drop in for a swim. Please use the hand sanitiser provided at reception after entry.
Until the 20th of July, if you arrive on time, please line up on the social distancing markers on the ground and make your way through to reception, keeping 1.5 metres away from others. If you are early, please wait in your vehicle and do NOT attempt to enter the centre early. You will be required to wait at the doors prior to your session start time. Please use the hand sanitiser provided at reception after entry.

Yes – The change room facilities are open as of the 13th of July. Our facilities are cleaned regularly throughout the day, although please feel free to use the sanitiser cleaning wipes provided as an additional measure to ensure your safety.

Yes.  Showers and change rooms are available as of the 13th of July.  All sessions will still be ‘on the hour’ – Arrive, Swim, Leave.

We are currently running on modified weekend hours. This will allow us to train new staff and ensure the our processes are working correctly.

Yes, for take-a-way purposes only.

Higher level swimming lesson classes will resume on the 20th of July.  Please contact YMCA Swim School on (03) 6244 2294 to reserve a lesson time slot.

Opening Hours…

**Please note:  Centre closed during School Carnival Bookings – See below**

Peak times (Bookings Required):
  • 6.00am-7.00am Monday to Friday
  • 4.00pm-7.00pm Monday to Friday
Off peak times (No bookings required):  **Please check lane availability page**
  • 7.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday
  • 9.00am-1.00pm Saturday
  • 10.00am-2.00pm Sunday

Please contact the Centre on 03 6244 2294 for further information about our facilities.


October 2020 – Closures…

  • Monday 12th – 10.00am- 2.00pm
  • Tuesday 13th – 9.30am – 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 14th – 9.30am – 2.30pm
  • Thursday 15th – 9.15am – 2.30pm
  • Friday 16th – 9.30am – 1.30pm
  • Monday 19th – 9.15am – 1.15pm
  • Tuesday 20th – 9.00am – 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 21st – 9.00am – 2.30pm


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