Wellness room closure

The wellness room will be closed from Monday 13 May to Wednesday 29 May. For more information please get in touch with customer service on 9885 0333 or email aparc@ymca.org.au.

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It's never too late to learn how to swim! Adult and teen swimming lessons with the Y will help you learn the basics, improve your technique and develop vital survival skills.

Our swimming lessons for adults and teens teach important water safety skills, not just for the pool but for rivers, lakes and the ocean.

Whether you're a complete beginner, want to become more confident in the water or are looking to improve your swimming technique – we can help you achieve your goals.

In the adult and teen swimming program, you have the opportunity to:

  • learn foundational skills in swimming such as floating, treading water and basic strokes;
  • develop and refine previously learnt swimming strokes;
  • work towards a particular goal for an event or assessment;
  • achieve personal goals for your own swimming needs.

Program requirements

Please bring swimwear, a towel and dry clothes to your swimming lessons. Goggles are recommended but not essential.

Our swimming teachers

Our teachers provide a safe, social and encouraging learning environment. They hold nationally accredited swimming teacher and water safety certificates, as well as current CPR and first aid certificates.

Adult and teen swimming levels

Our teachers will assess your swimming ability to get you started in the right level. We'll continue to assess your skills in class to help you progress through the program levels.

Teen classes

Ages: 10 years and over
Class sizes: six students

For teens who have not had formal swimming lessons during their primary school years.

  • Provides an introduction to swimming through to any level
  • Focuses on building confidence in the water
  • Teaches buoyancy, flotation techniques and kicking
  • Introduces different strokes and refines technique
  • Focuses on improving swimming distance
  • Opportunity to transition into squad programs

Adult classes

Ages: 16 years and over
Class size: six to eight students

Classes may be offered within a beginner, intermediate or advance grouping.

  • Builds confidence in the water
  • Teaches buoyancy and flotation techniques
  • Develops your skills, strength, fitness and endurance 
  • Learn and practise swimming strokes such as backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and butterfly
  • Refines overall stroke technique

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  Price per lesson Fortnightly direct debit
Standard rate $22.15 $40.90

Your swimming lessons membership provides you with unlimited access to all Boroondara aquatic facilities outside of class hours. This includes Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre, Boroondara Sports Complex and Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

Payment for our swimming lesson membership is taken fortnightly by direct debit, with the total cost spread out across the year with 26 equal payments. This minimises the cost impact to families and ensures your membership is easy to maintain.

No lock-in contracts – simply provide 14 days' written notice to cancel.

We review our prices each year.

How to enrol

To enrol or find out more information about adult swimming lessons, please submit a swimming lessons enquiry using the form on this page. A member of our friendly team will be happy to answer your questions.

  • Make-up lessons policy
    • You must register your absence, via the online customer portal, two hours prior to the lesson starting.
    • You must not have exceeded the number of available make-up lessons per student (four annually).
    • If your regular lesson falls on a public holiday or Easter Sunday classes will not be delivered and you will have a make-up lesson applied automatically. This will be in addition to your four make-up lessons annually.
    • Make-up lessons have an expiry of 90 days from the absent class. Make-up lessons not claimed within 90 days will be forfeited.
    • Absences can be registered seven days in advance. 
    • Private and Access levels are not eligible for make-ups. Please contact us for the alternative options

For more information on swimming lessons see our FAQs


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