YMCA Aquatic Center
Orlando, Florida, UNITED STATES

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The Basics
Facility Name
YMCA Aquatic Center
Web Address
Street Address
8422 International Drive , International Drive , Orlando , FL , UNITED STATES (Postal Code: 32819)
Telephone
(407) 363-1911

Admission
Visitors (adult)
$10.00. [March, 2014]
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Affiliate
YMCA: Call.
Hotel(s)
Guests registered at the Ramada I-Drive, Orlando [(407)363-1944] and Courtyard Orlando [(407) 351-2244]: Free with a pass from the hotel.
Arrangements between hotels and pools change and we’re rarely notified when they do; if you’re considering making a reservation at a hotel based on the information in this listing, we recommend you contact the pool to make sure the deal is still on offer.

Year-Round Pools and Boards at Facility
EquipmentDescription 
Pool 150m, 10 lanes x 25y, 23 lanes, indoors, 79º - 80°F (26º - 27°C)
Pool 225y diving pool with up to 5 lap swimming lanes, indoors, 84°F (29°C)
Pool 325y, 6 lane, teaching pool, indoors, 88º - 89°F (31º - 32°C)
DivingFive 1m and three 3m boards; 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m, and 10m platforms.

Locator
Location
This Aquatic Center can be seen from I-4 but it is difficult to find from International Drive. Take Jamaican Court off of International Drive. Follow it to the Metropolitan Resort. Drive to the rear parking area of the hotel and you will find the YMCA.
County/Region
Orange County
GPS
28.44373, -81.47312
Teams that Use Facility
TypeTeam NameContact 
Masters SwimTeam Orlando MastersClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Youth SwimSwim Orlando YMCAClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Water PoloOrlando Waterpolo (Masters)Click on the Team Name to view its website.
DivingTeam Orlando DivingClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Synchro SwimTeam Orlando LoreleisClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Notes
The pool roof opens partially for full sunlight and fresh air.


Facility Reviews
A hidden gem. Very fast pool. Serious competition venue. Frequent host to NCAA Division II Championships. Newly renovated locker and shower facilities and a pro shop make swimming here an absolute delight. Bring your own lock and towel.
Huge - No problem finding a lane in the early A.M. The water temperature was great for serious workouts! Even better is that the roof allows it to be opened to the outdoors. The locker facilities were great. Helpful and chipper staff (at 6 A.M.). Out-of-towners welcomed!
Swam here two days during the first week of March 2014. I can confirm this facility is as advertised and reviewed: huge facility, with adjoining YMCA fitness center and 23 lanes in the main pool - no worries for space at 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM, when I was there. Their schedule indicates that they have two or three teams that should be working out at that time, which would take 10 to 14 lanes, depending on the day, but they weren't in evidence the week I was there. The lane schedule is available on the Y website, so check in advance to be sure. I'm not crazy about the stainless gutter sides than extend about a foot or so below the water line and the crack formed where they end at the target, but you get used to it. Both the Ramada Inn (at the North end of the facility) and the Courtyard (at the South end) offer complimentary Y access to guests. The Courtyard has 10 passes on a first come, first served basis (these recycle as guests turn them back in after their work out--the hotel takes back your room key to be sure you do!). What a joy to roll out of bed and have a place like this next door. Note that when they've played water polo the evening before, the pool loses 12 lanes for the following morning until they get the ropes back in. If you are a YMCA member anywhere else, you get a discounted entry and, if you're not at a hotel with a guest pass, they take all walk ins for $10 a visit. And yes, staff was very friendly, even at 5:30 AM when they opened the doors! [March, 2014]