It's never too late to learn how to swim.

In the adult level of swimming lessons, our aim is to help you develop swimming technique in the water, and learn vital survival skills not just for the pool but for rivers, lakes and the ocean.

Beginner classes develop water confidence through buoyancy and mobility. We'll gradually introduce steps to swimming. Intermediate and advanced classes focus on stroke refinement and correction.

Our teachers are nationally accredited Swimming and Water Safety Teachers, and provide a safe, social and encouraging learning environment.

 

Program levels

Our teachers will assess your abilities to get you started in the right program level and continue to assess your skills in class to help you progress through the program levels.

Level
Description
Beginner
Class size: Eight students
Duration: 30 minutes

For adults with little or no experience in water.

  • Focuses on building confidence in the water
  • Buoyancy and flotation techniques
  • Introduction to strokes
  • Deliberate movement towards a target
  • Confident submersions
Intermediate
Class size: Eight students
Duration: 30 minutes

For adults with some water experience.

  • Starting to swim confidently
  • Stroke refinement
  • Freestyle and backstroke to 25 metres
Advanced
Class size: Eight students
Duration: 30 minutes

For adults with water experience who want to improve their stroke technique.

  • Stroke refinement and correction: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke
  • Focuses on improving swimming distance

Swimming lessons information

  • Enrolment
    To register your interest in swimming lessons, fill in the enquiry form
  • Fees and payment
    Fees are paid fortnightly by direct debit. No lock-in contracts. 14 days written notice are required to cancel.

    Swimming lesson membership includes weekly lesson and access to the pools for the student and supervising adult at any other time - great for practice!
      Fortnightly direct debit
    Concession fortnightly direct debit
    Infant swimming lessons $27.40 $20.60
    Preschool swimming lessons $28.80 $21.60
    School-age swimming lessons $30.20 $22.60
    Adult swimming lessons $30.20 $22.60
    Fees effective 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021.

    All centre fees and charges undergo an annual pricing review.

    Make-up lessons for missed classes are available to those who register their non-attendance prior to the class commencement time.

    Suspensions are permitted for medical reasons only on presentation of a medical certificate.
  • Program and safety requirements
    • Bring swimwear, towel and goggles if required (recommended, but not required) and warm, dry clothes for after class
    • Parents of infant and preschool classes should bring swimwear to provide support to their child in the water if needed
    • Infants must be at least six months old
    • Infants/toddlers in nappies must wear aqua nappies that are tightly fitted around the thighs (available for purchase in centre)
    • Parents of all children lessons should come to the edge of the pool at the start of the lesson and directly hand over your child to the teacher
    • Parents of infant classes must remain in the pool at all times
    • Parents of preschool classes should watch the lesson 
    • Parent/guardians over children under the age of 10 years must be present and visible on pool deck at all times
    • Parents of all children lessons should stay as close as possible to the lesson (for example, by sitting in the chairs around the pool)
    • Parents of all children lessons should come to the edge of the pool at the end of the lesson and collect your child from the teacher
    • Photos are only allowed in the pool area with prior arrangement (never in the change room area) - and always have full consent
    • The Watch Around Water policy for active child supervision must be followed at all times

For more information, see our swimming lessons FAQ page

Frequently asked questions
  • 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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