COVID-19 update

On Wednesday 16 June, the Victorian Government announced eased restrictions for regional Victoria, effective from 11:59pm Thursday 17 June. We are working through what this means for our centre and will provide an update as soon as possible. Please read the Acting Premier’s announcement for further information.

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Please click here to find out more about our reopening dates and the COVID safety measures that will be implemented.

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Learn to Swim in 2021 is now open!

Lessons begin Monday 1 February

Our teachers have been busy planning a range of COVID-safe practices and swimming and water safety lesson plans to ensure we can provide the safest program possible for our staff and swimmers as we dive into 2021.

To book, please call 5672 4194 or book a call back appointment.

Please be aware the timetable and teachers may have changed

We’ve taken some time to reshape our program timetable, ensuring our Swimming Lessons students are ready to achieve their best and progress as we dive into warmer weather.

If you recently completed an expression of interest, one of our team will be in contact with you soon.

Should you need to contact us please do so via wonthaggi@ymca.org.au, alternatively you can book a call back appointment for a time that suits you and a member of our team will contact you directly. 

Contact tracing

The Victorian Government requires us to be able to trace everyone who attends our facility. Specifically, we must record your name, contact number and time of attendance. To ensure your information is stored and managed correctly, we're using the Victorian Government contact tracing system (the Service Victoria app).

All walk-ins of the facility will be required to check in as follows:

How to check-in

  1. Download and open the Service Victoria app
    a. Apple Devices
    b. Android Devices
  2. Scan the QR code (displayed at the entrance of the area) and follow the prompts on your phone to check-in before you enter.
  3. Show the 'Checked-in' screen with green tick to staff as you enter our facility.

Please ensure you complete each step when entering the facility. Those unable to access a device for contact tracing will need to complete a manual log-in with a member of staff at reception.

We appreciate your cooperation with contact tracing to keep our community safe.

More information on the contact tracing system can be found on the Victorian Government website.

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.