Aquatics

Captain Robert A. Bartlett Aquatics Centre in St. John’s

This space holds the Re/MAX Main Pool, Play Pool and the Manulife Financial Whirlpool. There is direct access to the Aquatics Centre from each change room and a viewing area outside for parents.

Check out the swim schedule in the Ches Penney Family YMCA Program Schedule.

Main Pool Information

  • Dimensions: 8m x 20m; 4 lanes

  • Depth: 0.9-2.5m
  • Temperature: ~ 82 degrees
  • Sloped (or beach front) entry

Play Pool Information

  • Depth: 0.625m-0.9m

  • Temperature: ~ 92 degrees

  • Sloped (or beach front) entry
  • Spray Feature

Whirlpool Information

  • Temperature: ~ 102 degrees

Swimming Lessons

Learn to swim with the YMCA swimming instructional program. We recognize that everyone is unique in the how they learn and apply new skills. The YMCA provides swim instruction based on abilities and pace of progression. Our swim lessons for members are offered through a continuous evaluation program.

Resources

Parent n' Tot

Ages 0-2 years. Splashers and bubblers . Parent participation required.

Preschool

Ages 3-5; children who are turning three within three months, or have turned six years of age within the last three months. Preschool swim lesson program includes levels in beginner and advanced.

Learn to Swim

Ages 6-11; children who are turning six within three months, or have turned 12 years of age within the last three months.

Star Levels

Ages 6+; children who are turning six within three months. Star swim lesson program includes levels 1-7.

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are available to members at a cost of $125 (+HST) for five 30-minute lessons. A maximum of three people from the same bubble may be booked into a five lesson-block at no additional charge. Participants must have an active YMCA membership and similar swimming abilities. The five lessons are at the same time each week for five consecutive weeks.

Registration

Spaces are subject to availability. Registration for swim lessons require active membership. Memberships and swim lesson registration are available online or over the phone if your membership account is being set up via credit card. Other payment types may register in person at the Welcome Desk. Call or visit the Membership Sales and Service Desk in your region at 709-726-9622 (St. John’s), 709-279-9622 (Marystown), or 709-896-9622 (Happy Valley-Goose Bay).

Register Online