Enrolments Now Open!
We have new teachers on board and limited spots available. Please contact as soon as possible to secure your spot. We will try to accommodate all new enquiries, but may still need to add students to a waitlist. For all new enrolment enquires please contact our team.
Learning to swim is great, but there's more than just swimming strokes to learn to stay safe in and around water. Swimming lessons help children establish a lifelong appreciation for safe activity in the water – learning vital survival skills not just for the pool but for rivers, lakes and the ocean and around water.
Swimming Lessons with the Y will focus on:
- Developing and refining swimming strokes, including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
- Cooperating with and respecting others in an aquatic environment; and
- Learning to make safe and sensible decisions in and around water.
We also offer intensive swimming lessons during the school holidays.
In Australia, ingrained in our culture is catching up with friends and family outdoors. This means that a pool, the beach, a lake or river is never far away – and we love that! That’s why Swimming Lessons with the Y are designed to teach vital skills and knowledge for your child now, and into their adult life, for lifelong aquatic enjoyment!
The demand for Swimming Lessons is at an all-time high, we will do our best to place you into a class immediately, however in some cases there may be some wait time.
Watch Around Water policy
At YMCA Victoria we are a Watch Around Water endorsed aquatic safety organisation. The following information is the new watch around water policy launched in centre from 1 September 2019.
Watch Around Water is a set of industry guidelines outlining the minimum supervision requirements of young children at all affiliated aquatic venues.
Children under 5 years oldAll children MUST be accompanied into the centre by a person over the age of 18 and supervised within arms’ reach, at all times in the water.
All children MUST wear a pink wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming.
Children will not be admitted without a full fee paying parent/guardian who must also be in the water at all times. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 5 years exceeds the ratio of 1:2 (effective 1 September 2019).
Children under 10 years oldAll children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the centre by a person over the age of 18. All children MUST be actively supervised by an adult over the age of 18 at all times. The adult must have a clear and active view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them (this includes tech and devices).
All children MUST wear a yellow wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 10 years exceeds the ratio of 1:4.
Birthday partiesAll children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the centre by a person over the age of 18 and handed over to the supervision of the birthday party leader (staff member).
All birthday party participants must wear a BLUE wristband AND an age based wristband (pink or yellow) to identify their participation in a party (effective 1 September 2019). The adult guardian of the birthday party child MUST remain accessible and actively supervise the group at all times.
At the conclusion of the birthday party the child/children will remain in the supervision of the birthday party leader and supervising parent until physically handed over to their supervising parent/guardian.
Visit the watch around water websiteFor more information visit the Watch Around Water website.