Whether it be swimming lessons, our Aquatic Adventure program, swimming carnivals or our dry, land programs – we can build a program for your school!We cater for preschool, primary and secondary schools, across all ages and abilities.
Our programs are flexible to suit your school's needs. Choose from a range of program lengths, teacher / student ratios, as well as various structures and activities – all run by nationally qualified teachers and instructors.
The swimming lesson curriculum has been developed to help children establish a lifelong appreciation for safe activity in the water and learn vital survival skills – not just for the pool but for rivers, lakes and the ocean.
Students will will learn to:
Our curriculum aligns to the National Swimming & Water Safety Framework and our reporting processes will provide competency scores for each curriculum item, a helpful tool for school reporting.
Aquatic Adventure is a great alternative for those students who have already progressed through the swimming lessons program (e.g. secondary school students).
Your Aquatic Adventure will be designed to be flexible, enabling a choice of sessions / activity types throughout the program.
Swimming carnivalsFor this event, a school rents out one of our pools to host a swimming carnival. The school teachers lead the event, which can act as time trials for district or regional competitions or just for fun.
We can facilitate your pool booking, provide lane space and lifeguards to supervise and provide equipment where needed such as the P.A. system, as well as tables and chairs.
Swimming carnivals are a great way for school students to engage with aquatics.
Dry land programs
Group fitness classes are a great way to keep a school group motivated, engaged and healthy!
All group fitness classes are designed specifically to meet all various fitness levels of the school group, with flexible days and times available.
Contact and bookings
For more information or to speak to us about an upcoming booking request please submit an enquiry via the form on this page.
Watch Around Water Policy Information
YMCA Victoria is 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 responsible person 16 and over and supervised within arms’ reach, at all times in the water.
All children MUST wear a pink wristband supplied by GRAC 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 oldAll Children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a responsible person 16 and over. 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 GRAC 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 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/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.