YMCA Swimming Lesson
Designed to cater for all ages and
abilities, the YMCA Swimming Lesson Program offers participants a unique
opportunity to develop essential aquatic life skills and engage in an
environment that promotes team work & a sense of belonging.
The program is underpinned by a framework of developmental
assets that emphasizes the importance of Physical, Intellectual and Personal
Development. Swimming Lesson participants will experience stroke development,
water safety education, open water simulation and opportunities to establish or
further improve personal skills such as communication, problem solving &
Our aim is to deliver quality Swimming Lessons that are fun and
educational for the students and value for money for families. To ensure this,
our Swim Teachers all hold industry standard qualifications
including: AustSwim – Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety, First Aid Level 2 & CPR and a
Working with Children Check.
To enrol in our Swimming Lesson program,
participants are first required to book in for an assessment with our Aquatic
Liaison Officer to ensure that they are placed into the correct level.
Parents Points of
The YMCA Swimming Lesson program is available to children from 6 months
of age. Aquatic Industry guidelines do not recommend formal program
participation prior to 6 months of age.
Students are encouraged to progress at their own pace.
Parental Participation is an essential element to the Infant
and Preschool program.
Progression through the program does not always correspond with
the student’s age.
Skills gained in a controlled pool environment may be
significantly compromised in open water environments.
Irrespective of the aquatic skills and experiences developed by
students in the YMCA Swimming Lesson program, the YMCA urges parents and carers
to actively supervise children at all times when in, on or near
Whittlesea Swim Centre is a ‘Watch Around Water’ centre. For
more information on this initiative and active supervision please click here.