The Aquarena
St. John's, Newfoundland Island, Newfoundland, CANADA

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The Basics
Facility Name
The Aquarena
Web Address
Street Address
17 Westerland Road , Memorial University of Newfoundland , St. John's , Newfoundland Island, NL , CANADA (Postal Code: A1B 3R7)
Telephone
(709) 864-3798

Admission
Visitors (adult)
CAD 4.25, SC(60) CAD 3.75. [March, 2014]
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Year-Round Pools and Boards at Facility
EquipmentDescription 
Pool 165m x 18m, 8 lanes, with three bulkheads that allow configuration as a 15m x 18m diving well and a 50m, 8 lane swimming section OR two 25m, 8 lane sections, among other possibilities, indoors, 29°C (84°F)
Diving1m and 3m boards; 5m, 7.5m, and 10m platforms all at a 15m extension of the main, 50m pool.

Locator
County/Region
Newfoundland Island
GPS
47.56958, -52.73629
Teams that Use Facility
TypeTeam NameContact 
Masters SwimRockSwim Masters SwimmingWrite to rockswim@gmail.com.
Youth SwimSt. John's Legends Swim Club Click on the Team Name to view its website.
Synchro SwimSt. John's Sea StarsClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Notes
The entire pool is 65m in length and has two bulkheads or booms that allow it to be set up with a variety of configurations. The pool operates with 50m lanes from 6 to 8:45 AM; for most of the rest of the day, it's set up with eight, 25m lanes in the center, the diving section (for exercise or swimming), and a section for instruction and/or exercise. For the late afternoon lane swims, the lanes are often set up across the 18m width. In summer, the afternoon lane swims take place in the diving (deep) section of the pool; from September to June four lanes are set up in the middle section of the pool at 1.5m depth.


Facility Reviews
More a public pool (i.e., for families) than a pool for lap swimming. The water is warm and there are lots of kids during public swimming hours. Lap swimming is done in center lanes during certain hours, but the laps are short and the pool is very shallow at this area. General public swimming hours are fun - diving boards, two water slides, Tarzan ropes, water toys, etc.
I disagree with the comment that "the laps are short and the pool is very shallow at this area". The laps are 18m. That's 72% of normal, so it's not so short in my book. (I also found the shorter lanes more comfortable as I returned to swimming after a long hiatus.) More importantly, the pool is not "very shallow". At 1.5m depth, it's plenty deep enough. The late afternoon is a busy time with children's classes in the shallow end and dive teams working in the deep end. That said, there are usually no more than three swimmers per lane on average and it would be unusual to have five - often there are just two. [August, 2014]

Source of Data
The information for this listing was provided by a member of the St. John's Masters Swim Club.