Swimming lessons are back in 2021! We're excited to announce that our weekly lessons will resume on Monday January 18th, and are now open for enrolment to new and returning students.
Our teachers have been busy planning a range of COVID-safe lessons, providing the safest program possible for our staff and swimmers as we dive into warmer weather.
Swimming Lessons will look a little different for a while. We’re focusing on all aspects of safety in our program return. You’ll notice changes to our timetable, teaching methods, cleaning, lesson plans and procedures.
For information on availability. timetables and making bookings please contact the centre, or come in and see one of our friendly staff at reception.
MODIFIED CASUAL PROGRAM
We are also excited to say our modified, casual Swimming Lessons program will be back between Monday January 4th and Sunday January 17th.
Booking your swimming lesson:
We are taking bookings and payment online for Modified Swimming Lessons. Use the booking button below to secure your spot.
Bookings are pay as you go. You can book and pay for as many individual lessons as you would like to attend each week to suit your families schedule.
If you are having trouble or require support with the booking system, please contact the centre directly.
Please note these bookings are separate to your regular Swimming Lesson membership payments and do not effect your suspension and/or re-enrollment.
We will continue to follow Victorian Government’s health guidelines. There will be restrictions to the number of people allowed within the pool hall at any given time.
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.
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.
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: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au