Central Labrador Aquatics Centre

The Central Labrador Aquatics Centre consists of a 25 m, 6 lane main pool, with a play pool equipped with a waterslide.

Check out the swim schedule in the Central Labrador YMCA Program Schedule.

Main Pool Information

  • Dimensions: 25m x 11.4m; 6 lanes

  • Depth: 1.035m-2.735m

  • Temperature: ~ 82 degrees
  • Sloped (or beach front) entry

Play Pool Information

  • Depth: 0.9m-1.4m

  • Temperature: ~ 92 degrees

  • Sloped (or beach front) entry
  • Water Slide

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.

If you need help determining which class will best meet the needs of your child, in-person swim assessments may be arranged. Please inform the Welcome Desk that your child needs a swim assessment when you arrive at lesson time so that the deck lead can be notified. On your child’s first day of lessons, the deck lead will do a swim assessment to determine which swimming level your child should be in. For more information, go to https://ymcanl.com//wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Child-Swimming-Level-Guide-Place-a-child-in-swim-level.pdf.


Parent n' Tot

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


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.

Preschool Beginner (Bobbers, Floaters and Gliders) – Ratio is 1:6
Preschool Advanced (Divers, Surfers, Jumpers) – Ratio is 1:6

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.

Learn to Swim (Otter, Seal) – Ratio is 1:6
Learn to Swim (Dolphin, Swimmer) – Ratio is 1:8

Star Levels

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

Stars (1- 4) – Ratio is 1:8
Stars (5-6) – Ratio is 1:12

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 household 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.


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).