We are working hard behind the scenes to get ready for the 2022 to 2023 swimming lesson season. More information to come in the coming weeks. 

Swimming lessons have concluded for the 2021-2022 summer season.

Thank you to all our members who participated in the 2021-2022 summer season of swimming lessons.

As North Melbourne Recreation Centre is an outdoor pool, we do not run swimming lessons over the winter period.

We are excited to restart our swimming lesson program at North Melbourne Recreation Centre for Term 4. 

If you are interested in joining, please keep an eye out for the enquiry form on our website closer to the time to be added to the wait list.

  • 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 12 years old

    All children under the age of 12 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 12 years exceeds the ratio of 1:4. 
    Birthday parties

    All children under the age of 12 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). 
    For more information visit the Watch Around Water website