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Strathalbyn Community Swimming Pool is located in the heart of Strathalbyn and is the only 50 metre outdoor swimming pool on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The Centre is located on Dawson Street and Colman Terrace, directly opposite the Strathalbyn Library, set in picturesque gardens overlooking the River Angas.

With a 50m 6 lane pool the Centre is capable of hosting Swim SA competitions and various other carnivals. In addition, there is a toddler pool with a water feature for younger children and a large pool inflatable used in the main pool during weekends and school holidays.

The Centre has a a fully stocked cafe with real coffee and an excellent range of hot and cold refreshments and has excellent modern amenities with warm showers and recently renovated change rooms.

So come and enjoy a lap swim, aqua class, picnic, inflatable fun session and more at your local Y this summer.


12 Oct - 30 Nov 2020, 1 Mar - 11 Apr 2021

Monday to Friday

6:00am – 8:30amLap Swimming
3:00pm – 7:00pmGeneral Admission*

Weekends & Public Holidays

7:00am – 9:00amLap Swimming
9:00am – 5:00pmGeneral Admission*

* The pool will remain open for General Admission swimming on days when the weather is 23 degrees or above, as per the 6pm forecast the day prior. The pool is open for Lap Swimming regardless of the forecast.

1 Dec 2020 - 28 Feb 2021

Monday to Friday

6:00am – 8:30amLap Swimming
8:30am – 7:00pmGeneral Admission*


7:00am – 9:00amLap Swimming
9:00am – 6:00pmGeneral Admission*

* The pool will remain open for General Admission swimming on days when the weather is 23 degrees or above, as per the 6pm forecast the day prior. The pool is open for Lap Swimming regardless of the forecast.

• Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
• Opening times may vary according to attendance or weather.

The pool will remain open when the weather is 32 degrees or above at 5:30pm on the day (determined by BOM). Extended opening times are at the discretion of management.

General Passes
Adult Swim$7.00
Concession/Child (4 yrs and over)$5.60
Child (3 yrs and under)FREE
Family Day Pass$22.40
Season Passes
Adult Season Pass$220.00
Concession / Child Pass$176.00
Family Season Pass*$320.00
Lap Swimming Only Pass$176.00

*Family = 2 Adults + 3 Kids or 1 Adult + 4 Kids

Watch Around Water Policies apply (i.e. supervision requirements & adult to child ratios)

Casual Group Fitness

Aqua Aerobics$11.00

YMCA Swimming Lessons

4 Lesson Block$68.00


12 October – Season start
15 November
– Official Open Day (Free Entry)
4-12 January
11 April
– Season close


1:30pm - 3:30pmSat/Sun all season
1:30pm - 3:30pmSchool Holidays Tue/Thu/Fri

The pool is closed to the public during club event days.


The Lap It Up Club is designed for swimmers who are looking for something a little more rewarding than simply swimming up and down the pool. With a rewarding incentive program, the Lap It Up Club helps you set goals and gives you real motivation to achieve them.

Whether you swim once a day or once a month, we’ll help you to track your progress and achieve your health and fitness goals.

  • Lap it Up Club is available to members of all ages
  • Club progress in kilometres will be recorded in centre
  • Receive incentives and rewards for your progress and milestones
  • Hall of Fame prize is 2 weeks FREE membership
  • Monthly spot prizes

To register, complete a Lap It Up enrolment form at our lifeguard station, and then simply record your laps with the lifeguard on duty every time you swim.

Adult Distance Incentives

100 kms4,000Drink Bottle
250 kms10,000Swim Cap
500 kms20,000Goggles
750 kms30,000Beach Towel
1,000 kms40,000Bathers
5,000 kms200,000Entry into Hall of Fame

Child (Under 13) Incentives

25 kms1,000Drink Bottle
50 kms2,000Swim Cap
100 kms4,000Goggles
250 kms10,000Beach Towel
500 kms20,000Bathers
1,000 kms40,000Entry into Hall of Fame

*Lap It Up Club Cards are checked on a monthly basis and prizes will be distributed by the Swimming Lessons Coordinator upon these checks.

To enquire about the Lap It Up Club please email the Strath Pool:


Water resistance training classes incorporating low-impact aerobic exercise.

Aqua Fit

Water resistance training. Low-impact aerobic exercise in the shallow end of the pool.

Mondays and Fridays, 11am
Starts15 November

$11 or $49.50 for a 5 visit pass.

Our weather policy does not apply.

Please note classes are not included in season passes and are charged separately.


VACSWIM is South Australia’s longest running summer holiday program giving your kids aged 5 to 13 years, confidence in & around water! Strathalbyn Pool will be running the YMCA Swimming and Water Safety Program from the 4th - 12th January 2021. The Program runs for 7 days excluding weekends. Each Lesson will run for 45 minutes.

For more information visit the VACSWIM website.

Enrol online here.


Swimming and water safety skills are just part of what your child will gain in YMCA Swimming Lessons.

YMCA SA swimming lessons are provided by nationally accredited swimming instructors and all YMCA instructors complete working with children checks.

Key Details

  • $68 per term. Swimming lesson members receive one 30 minute lesson a week, and unlimited swims during the term outside of lesson times.
  • To book, contact the Swimming Lesson Coordinator on (08) 8536 2559, or email

Swimming Term Dates

Term 116 Nov – 13 Dec 2020
Term 24 Jan – 31 Jan 2021
Term 31 Feb – 28 Feb 2021
Term 41 Mar – 28 Mar 2021

Lesson Times

3:45pm Tadpole3:45pmTuna/Dolphin
4:15pm Octopus4:15pmShark
4:45pm Sardine
5:15pm Salmon

Kindness is not an act, it’s a lifestyle

YMCA South Australia as an organisation in 2014 introduced a program called Suspended Swim. The idea was taken from the ‘suspended coffee’ program which originated in Italy and has become a hit with coffee sellers and the public world-wide. A customer would order a coffee and also ask for a ‘suspended coffee’. This meant that the second coffee was paid for by the customer but suspended for someone less fortunate who could not afford one. Subsequently, the ‘suspended coffee’ would be offered to another member of the community as an act of anonymous generosity.

YMCA South Australia has adapted and rebranded this idea as the ‘Suspended Swim’ program. The Suspended Swim program is based on this ‘pay it forward’ model and will allow all of our patrons the opportunity to purchase a Suspended Swim when they are paying for their regular pool entrance or swimming lesson. The Suspended Swim will then be donated to a community partner or charity for distribution to their own client base, offering some fantastic community outcomes:

  • Community members are helping someone less fortunate with their ‘pay it forward’ generosity
  • Access is made available to a YMCA managed swimming facility that may otherwise not have been affordable
  • YMCA South Australia and our partner / charity organisation achieve positive outcomes for the communities in which we work

We believe this to be innovative as it is a new way of ensuring our facilities are accessible to the wider community in a community focused easy way.

The YMCA has been recognised by the wider aquatics industry for this innovation in programming and received the Recreation South Australia Aquatic Innovation Award 2015

Contribution to the industry

This program highlights that our industry is about the communities we work in we are engaging people who would not ordinarily be able to access aquatic facilities, so by removing a barrier of cost through other users a real sense of community is also being established.

The program allows disadvantaged members of our community to gain access to aquatic facilities; this in turn opens them up to the world of aquatics and the benefits of swimming. The program can offer the opportunity of a lifetime to a young child to experience there first swim and then have access to other programs funded by the YMCA to be involved in our learn to swim program.


  • Children under 10 years must be accompanied and constantly supervised by an adult.
  • Children under 5 years must be accompanied in the water and remain within arms reach.
  • Unsupervised children (of any age) will be removed from the water if the lifeguard is concerned for their safety.
  • General rough play or unsociable behavior is not permitted due to safety concerns.
  • Patrons are required to follow staff directions at all times, failure to do so may result in eviction from the centre.
  • The YMCA welcomes the capturing of your magic moments on camera or video, however, privacy of others must be respected. The use of cameras and video cameras at this venue is conditional upon the following:
  1. You must have all relevant individuals consent to use images.
  2. It is illegal to broadcast or publish images without consent.
  3. Under no circumstances are cameras, video cameras or mobile phones to be used in change room areas.

CHILD UNDER 5 must be actively supervised within arms reach

CHILD UNDER 10 must be actively supervised and remain in sight


Children Under 5 : 1 Adult to 2 children, including babies in prams. All children 0-4 years of age MUST be accompanied in the water.

Children Under 10 : 1 Adult to 4 children. All children 5-9 years of age MUST be ACTIVELY SUPERVISED at all times.

Mixed Groups : 1 Adult to child aged 0-4 and three children aged 5-9.

Join the Great Southern Swimming Club

The Great Southern Swimming Club is a great way to stay fit and have a good time doing it! All ages are welcome.

The club operates from Fleurieu Aquatic Centre all year round and from the Strathalbyn Community Swimming Pool from October–March.

Members are required to compete in several local competitions during the season.

"Come and Try" FREE for three sessions

Swimmers should be able to swim 50m in freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke, in a recognisable form.

Strathalbyn Pool
Monday6:30am - 8:00am
Tuesday4:30pm - 6:00pm (subject to temperature)
Wednesday6:30am - 8:00am
Thursday4:30pm - 6:00pm (subject to temperature)
Saturday (Masters only)7:30am - 9:00am
Fleurieu Aquatic Centre (all year round)
Monday5:30pm -7:00pm
Friday4:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday (Masters only, April - Oct)

8:00am - 9:30am

Click the button to visit the Clubs website and find out more information