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YMCA Swimming Lesson Program
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 & leadership.

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.

How to Enrol
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 Reference

  • 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 water.

Whittlesea Swim Centre is a ‘Watch Around Water’ centre. For more information on this initiative and active supervision please click here.

For further enquiries please contact us on 9716 2137 or email us.​​