COVID-19 update

In line with the latest restrictions, we’re excited to announce the outdoor pool will be available from Friday 11 June 2021.

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Last updated: 5/02/2021

Rebuilding our program

We are excited to be restarting our Swimming Lessons program from Monday 18/01/2021.

Our COVID-safe practices and revised lesson plans have ensured we can provide the safest program possible for our staff and swimmers. Over the busy summer period we are regularly adding more classes to the timetable to give you the best availability.

We’ve taken some time to reshape our program timetable, ensuring our Swimming Lessons students are ready to achieve their best and progress as we dive into warmer weather.

Book in now to secure your space and get started! Bookings can be made via phone or in centre.

Should you need to contact us please do so via ashburton.customercare@ymca.org.au, alternatively you can book a call back appointment for a time that suits you and a member of our team will contact you directly.

Book a call back appointment please visit our Contact Us page

General return information

  • Only one supervising adult should accompany each swimmer to their lesson.
  • We ask that swimmers please come prepared to swim by wearing bathers when they arrive.
  • Please bring a filled water bottle, as the water fountain may not be available.
  • Children must stay with their supervising adult until they are called to their class location for commencement. Swimming before or after lessons is not permitted at this time.
  • If your child is unwell or has been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please do not attend your scheduled class and contact the centre immediately.
  • Participants must attend with their membership card and scan in at reception when entering

Contract tracing

To help keep our community safe, we require all visitors to sign in with a QR code when visiting our centre. This must be completed at the front entrance before you enter the facility.

 

General return information

The accompanying adult of all swim lessons students will need to complete a QR code check in to attend lessons. This code is used to meet contact tracing requirements and must be used to check-in upon each visit.

Please arrive at the centre ten minutes before lesson.

Where possible, only one supervising adult should accompany each swimmer to their lesson.

We ask that swimmers please come prepared to swim by wearing bathers when they arrive.

Please bring a filled water bottle, as the water fountain may not be available.

Children must stay with their supervising adult until they are called to their class location for commencement.

If your child is unwell or has been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please do not attend your scheduled class and contact the centre immediately.

For more information see our Swimming Lessons FAQ page

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  • Watch Around Water

    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 old

    All 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 yellow 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 September 1 2019).

  • Children under 10 years old

    All 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 red 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 Parties

    All 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 September 1 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/ren 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 website
    For more information visit the Watch Around Water website