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Pools Now Open

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On Sunday 24 May, the State Government announced plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions, allowing swimming pools to open from 1 June with additional health and safety measures.

Since this announcement, our team have been working hard to make the following changes to our services to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Changes to services include:

  • Increased cleaning measures including regular facility cleaning and sanitation stations.
  • Safety screens at customer service to ensure appropriate social distancing between staff and patrons.
  • Under current restrictions, showers and change room facilities are closed. Access to toilets is permitted within the facility. Due to current change room refurbishment at Clayton Aquatic & Health Club, alternative toilets within the centre are available if necessary.
    • No locker access is available.  Please leave valuable personal items at home.  There will be allocated space near each pool for temporary storage of non-valuable items. 

Pools to Re-open

From Monday 1 June, lap swimming will be available at Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre and Clayton Aquatic & Health Club. In addition to this, we will open the Warm Water Exercise Pool at Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre.  These pools will operate with strict numbers per sessions and bookings will be required.

Bookings essential for all visits

To monitor the number of people in our facility, bookings will be required for all visits.
Bookings are open to members, multi-pass holders and casuals. 

How to book

All bookings to be made over the phone, with no bookings accepted in centre.

  • Call either of the below numbers to book a swim:
    • Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 9265 4888
    • Clayton Aquatic & Health Club – 9541 3100
Session Prices 
  • Members: will receive four weeks free access from Monday 22 June – Sunday 19 July inclusive. Following this four week period, we will continue with our previously advertised casual entry rates, and hope to recommence regular membership offerings. 
  • Multi-Visit Swim Pass: may book and utilise a visit from an active Multi-Visit swim pass. Upon booking a visit will be removed from the pass. Multi-Visit Swim Pass can only be used by the named pass holder do to requirement to be able to identify all Centre users.
  • Casual: casual entry is available at the normal aquatic entrance prices.To reduce contact and congestion in the facility we will not accept payments within the Centre.
Important Booking Information
  • Bookings open during business hours (Monday – Friday  6am-9pm, Saturday – Sunday  8am-7pm) and close 30 minutes prior to the session commencing.
  • Bookings available 48 hours in advance of session start time and close 30 minutes prior to the session commencing.
  • Booking along with payment will be required prior to attending a session.
  • A booking consists of 45 minutes in the facility from the session start time. Patrons must depart the centre 15min prior to the next session commencing to allow staff to complete cleaning procedures between sessions.
  • Customers are able to book consecutive sessions for the same, or different services.  Given current session times and cleaning requirements, customers will need to exit and re-enter the facility to attend subsequent session.
  • Refunds and credits are not available if you cancel your session booking. We are unable to reschedule bookings once confirmed.
  • Warm Water Pool - MARC - If you require use of the change room hoists we kindly ask where possible that you provide your own sling.  We do have a limited number available, but due to the current cleaning requirements, we cannot guarantee that these will be available.
  • Current age restrictions on access:
  • Children 10 and Under - We are currently unable to accept bookings for children under 10.
  • Children 10 and Over - Parents must use their judgement prior to booking children 10 and over in to swimming sessions. We recommend that children 10 and over are accompanied by a supervising parent/guardian who ideally is prepared to swim and supervise their child.  The supervision parent/guardian is also required to pay the appropriate casual swim entry.  We are not currently accepting Non-swim entries.
Opening Hours

MARC
Monday to Friday: 6am - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am - 7pm

CAHC
Monday to Friday: 6am - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am - 6pm 

Session Times

Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre

50m Pool -
Up to 3 Swimmers per lane.Maximum of 20 at any time in the 50m pool.

Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday
6.00am, 7. 00am, 8.00am, 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 5.00pm, 6.00pm, 7.00pm 8.00am, 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 5.00pm

25m Pool -
Up to 2 Swimmers per lane. Maximum of 20 at any time in the 25m pool.

Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday
6.30am, 7.30am, 8.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm 8.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm

Warm Water Pool –
Up to 4 patrons in pool only at any time.

Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday
6.15am, 7.15am, 8.15am, 9.15am, 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm, 5.15pm, 6.15pm, 7.15pm 8.15am, 9.15am, 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm, 5.15pm

 

Clayton Aquatics & Health Club

25m Pool -
Up to 2 Swimmers per lane. Maximum of 20 at any time in the 25m pool.

Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday
6.00am, 7. 00am, 8.00am, 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 5.00pm, 6.00pm, 7.00pm, 8.00pm 8.00am, 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 5.00pm
The following services will not be available during this phase
  • Gym
  • Group Fitness
  • Spa, Steam Room and Sauna
  • Café
  • Under current restrictions, showers and change room facilities are closed. Access to toilets is permitted within the facility.
  • No locker access is available.  Please leave valuable personal items at home. 
Planning your swim
    • Please arrive at Main Entry 5 minutes prior to your session commencing.
    • Please follow all directional and social distancing signage when attending the centre.
    • Concierge staff will assist with controlling numbers within the facility and directing you through to designated areas.
    • The booking will consist of a total of 45minutes in the facility from the session start time. Lifeguards will provide instructions when it is time to exit the pool.  At this point we expect you collect your belongings and prepare to exit the Centre.
    • Patrons must depart the centre 15min prior to the next session commencing to allow staff to complete cleaning procedures between sessions. Late arrivals must swim within their booking session and cannot carry over into the next session.
Member and visitor expectations
  • To maintain community health and safety, we ask all visitors to practice the following when visiting our facility:

    • Practice appropriate 1.5 metre social distancing at all times
    • Prompt entry and departure from assigned entry and exit points.
    • Stay home if you are sick – If you have cold or flu like symptoms you must stay home, do not attend your booked session and seek appropriate medical advice
    • Have patience. We ask that you remain patient when visiting our facilities. As always, please respect our staff and follow their directions at all times. If you have any questions or issues when visiting, please see a member of our team for assistance. 
How many people can use the facilities?
    Current people per session limits apply:
    • MARC – 50m Pool – 20 people per session
    • MARC – 25m Pool – 20 people per session
    • MARC – Warm Water Exercise Pool – 4 people per session
    • CAHC – 25m Indoor Pool – 20 people per session

     

Last updated: 25 June 2020