It's never too late to learn how to swim. 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 AUSTSWIM accredited, and provide a safe, social and encouraging learning environment.

You'll 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. 

Fill in the enquiry form on this page for more information.

Our swimming teachers

All of our teachers hold nationally accredited swimming teacher and water safety certificates and hold current CPR and first aid certificates.

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: 6 students
Duration: 45 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: 6 students
Duration: 45 minutes

For adults with some water experience

  • Starting to swim confidently
  • Stroke refinement
  • Freestyle and backstroke to 25 metres

Advanced

Class size: 6 students
Duration: 45 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

Requirements for this program

  • Bring bathers, towel, goggles (recommended, but not required) and dry clothes.

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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: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au 

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