Lap Swimming to recommence at Northcote Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Welcome back to lap swimming. Please note that at this stage all other aquatic programs and services remain suspended.

The safety of our community is vital, so please expect to see strict hygiene and social distancing measures when you arrive at the facility to keep us all safe and ensure we comply with Government restrictions. These changes will include:

  • Bookings must be made online or over the phone prior to attending – please click on the BOOK NOW button below.
  • A limit of 20 swimmers per pool applies.
  • Bookings will be for 45 minutes of swimming time to allow for a 15-minute changeover and sanitisation period between each session
  • At this stage, only outdoor lap swimming will be available. Please note that at this stage all other aquatic programs and services remain closed
  • Toilets will be available, but access to drink fountains, showers, change rooms and lockers will remain closed. Swimmers will be required to change on the pool deck and not indoors.
  • We ask that everyone arrives showered, ready to swim and bring your own water bottle.

As all existing member accounts are currently on suspension and no membership fees are being charged, we kindly ask that everyone uses the facility on a pay per use basis. The casual booking rate will apply to all bookings until further notice. 

LAP SWIMMING AVAILABILITY/RATES

Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 7.00am to 7.00pm
Saturday: 7.00am to 12.00pm

Lap Swimming Rates

$6.95 per visit (45min bookings only)

Bookings are essential and spots are limited due to current restrictions. For all enquiries please view the Frequently Asked Questions below or contact us on 03 9486 7200.

ONLINE BOOKINGS AVAILABLE SOON

  • 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: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au 

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