Lap Lane and Program Pool


Covid-safe measure are in place. Availability of the lap lane and program pool are based on the latest NSW Health advice and are subject to change.

The Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre has a variety of facilities including training and program pools, wading pools for toddlers, a wave pool, giant water slide, multi-use courts and a sauna, spa and steam room. See Facilities for more information

Lap lanes are available throughout the Aquatic Centre's operational hours in both the Competition Pool and the Leisure Pool.

You can pick up a copy of the Public Lap Swimming flyer from the reception desk to see when the best times are to swim or print out the schedules below.

Lap Lane Availability

The Competition Pool

The Competition Pool is an Olympic length “long course” pool with a moveable boom that creates 2 x 25m “short course” lengths. The Competition Pool is heated to a FINA standard of approximately 27°C suitable for both swimming and water polo.

The Leisure Pool

The Leisure Pool is an indoor pool heated to approximately 29°C used for a majority of activities at the RALC including Learn to Swim, the Wave Pool and the Beach.

Note: When swimming laps, please try to swim on the left hand side of your lane, in the designated lane that is appropriate to your speed/pace and preferred swimming stroke - whether it is the slow, medium or fast lane.

The Program Pool

The Program Pool is heated to approximately 32°C and used for our Infant & Toddler Learn to Swim classes as well as our members and guests for hydrotherapy activities.

Note: The Program Pool and Ramp Areas are STRICTLY CLOSED during swimming lesson times. Our lifeguards provide reduced supervision during this time as it is not required by the public, though they do stay within close range should our instructors need lifeguard assistance. This is in line with our Swim School Duty of Care.