COVID-19 update

In line with the latest Victorian Government announcement, our centre remains closed from 11:59pm Thursday 15 July. This includes all our services and programs (including Gymnastics and Swimming Lessons).

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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. 

Programs

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.

Swimming lessons

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:

  • develop and refine swimming strokes
  • cooperate with and respect others in an aquatic environment
  • make safe and sensible decisions and solve problems in and around water.

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. 

Primary school students in Year 4 and above will also be assessed for the Victorian Water Safety Certificate.

We recommend taking lessons over an eight to 10 week period, with a 30 minute lesson taking place each week. This type of programming promotes long-term skill acquisition.

Aquatic Adventure 

Aquatic Adventure is a great alternative for those students who have already progressed through the swimming lessons program (e.g. secondary school students).

This program combines a variety of lesson types and options that can be tailored to your specific needs:

  • open water (simulated) adventure 
  • classroom based sessions 
  • water workouts / aqua dance 
  • water polo / flipper ball
  • race ready series.

Your Aquatic Adventure will be designed to be flexible, enabling a choice of sessions / activity types throughout the program. 

Swimming carnivals

For 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!

Research proves that it is more effective to work out in a group environment than it is on your own, and with our programs they can be tailored specific to the school’s needs.

All group fitness classes are designed specifically to meet all various fitness levels of the school group, with flexible days and times available.

Facilities

Our indoor and outdoor pools are fully-equipped to host your next school's program. Take a look at our facilities.

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.

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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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/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 website

    For more information visit the Watch Around Water website.

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