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The Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue
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Mon. - Fri.       5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat & Sun       7:00 am - 6:00 pm
[Holiday Hours]

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Center of Clayton

The Center of Clayton offers the ultimate experience in sports, fitness, swimming, recreational, educational and lifestyle enhancing programs. The Center's 149,000 square feet includes four gymnasiums, plus 20,663 square feet of aquatic areas, a suspended jogging track, weight lifting, aerobic/dance areas, a 30-foot climbing wall, classrooms, lounge, Subway and 2592 square feet of meeting rooms. For more information on The Center of Clayton call 290-8500. 

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Summer Camp

It’s not too late to sign up for this year’s camps! Our camps are offered week by week through the end of summer break. Find all the information you need to plan your summer at

Youth Triathlon

The J. Buck's Clayton Kids Triathlon presented by Companion will take place in Shaw Park on Sunday, August 3 at 8:00 am. The event is for children ages 7-14 and will consist of three legs – swim at The Center of Clayton, bicycle in Shaw Park and run on the Centennial trail.

Participants will be divided into two age divisions, 7-10 and 11-14 year-olds. The distances that each age group will complete are as follows:

  • SWIM: 100 yards / 200 yards
  • BIKE: 1.5 miles / 3 miles
  • RUN: .5 mile / 1 miles

For more information on this fun, family-friendly day, visit the event site.

Pool Closures

The competition pool will be closed August 18 – 23 and the Leisure Pool will be closed August 24 – September 1 for annual cleaning. During these times Center members will have free access to Shaw Park Aquatic Center by presenting a valid membership card. Please see the End of the Season Schedule for availability.

Fall Programs

It is time again to sign up for fall classes! The Fall 1 session begins on August 17 and runs through October 11. Whether you want to build your strength and endurance with a fitness class, sign up your child for swim lessons, get a team together for an adult sports league, or learn to play the piano, we have programs to fit your interests. For more information, visit

End of Summer

The summer hours will come to an end on August 10 just before the start of the new school year. All hours, including holidays, are posted on the Hours page.

Clayton High School students return to class on August 13. Throughout the school year, students utilize the facility for physical education, athletic practice, and personal growth. As these programs occasionally require full access to various areas within The Center, please refer to the pool and gymnasium schedules for changes in availability. Parking during school days and some events may also be congested throughout the year. We will let you know in future alerts if any foreseen crowding should arise.