Adjusted Opening Hours

Due to staff shortages, and with a priority to maintain our high service and supervision standards, our opening hours may be affected. There is currently a morning and afternoon session for aquatic services and reduced hours for the gym. Check our facebook before you visit.

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Swimming in 2022!

Swimming lessons start on Monday 17 January 2022.

We hope you have had a lovely summer break. Our 48-week program is set to resume on Monday 17 January. Please see the calendar for important dates, themed weeks and public holidays as we dive into 2022. New enquiries, we are thrilled to hear you are interested in our program; however please be patient as we work through a long list of enquiries for 2022. One of our team members will give you a call as soon as possible.

Should you need to contact us before the return of Term 1 2022, please email our coordinator at Jasmine.Birch@ymca.org.au or call 5672 4194.

 

Please read the below FAQs prior to attending our centre.

New Booking Information

  • Bookings are not available online, please fill in an enquiry form (infant / pre-school / school age) and one of our team members will give you a call.
  • Please arrive at the centre 10-15 minutes prior to your first class to ensure we can complete the required paperwork.
  • Payment is via direct debit each fortnight.
  • 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.

Contact tracing

  • Contact tracing via the QR code is mandatory
  • Vaccination certificates must be sighted on arrival for all patrons over 18 years old.
  • Please see more information on Covid-19 Safety.
 

Swimming Lessons Summer Suspension 

The completion of this suspension request form indicates that you wish to cease your regular Swimming Lesson direct debit payments for the period indicated. 

A suspended membership will not allow free access to the aquatic facility and entry fees will apply.

If you wish to utilise your membership over the break for aquatic entry for play or practice, please do not complete this form and enjoying swimming all summer! 

The payment periods offered for suspension are:

  • Fortnight 1: Thursday 16th December - Wednesday 29th December
  • Fortnight 2: Thursday 30th January - Wednesday 12th January 

*Lessons run as usual until Saturday 18th December regardless of suspension request.

Lessons resume on Monday 17th January 

Please indicate on the form whether you would like fortnight 1 suspended, fortnight 2 suspended or both.

Please complete this suspension request form by Wednesday 15th December 2021.

For more information see our Swimming Lessons FAQ page

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  • Watch Around Water Policy Information

    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 pink 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 yellow 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.

    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.