• Our Christmas group exercise timetable is now available. Please see reception for a copy.
  • Adrenaline HIT now a Aquarena. Check out Group Exercise timetable for class times.

Infants and Preschool


The YMCA Swimming Lessons program provides participants with the opportunity to learn essential swimming and water safety skills through a progressive aquatic education program catering for all ages and abilities. Classes are conducted in a relaxed but stimulating environment. They are designed to provide a solid foundation for a lifelong enjoyment of the water.

YMCA Swimming Lessons Program

Six levels are included in the progressive YMCA Swimming Lessons program that includes the following elements:

  • Personal Development
  • Water Safety
  • Stroke Development
  • Open Water Skills
  • Fun and Fitness

Infant Program

  • Periwinkle (12 - 24 months) (Parental participation required)
  • Minnow (2 - 3 years) (Parental participation required)
  • Class size: 7 parents/guardians and children

Class Duration: 27 minutes.

Participation of a parent/responsible person over the age of 16 is an essential element of these age based water familiarization classes. Infants and their parents are encouraged to experience and explore the aquatic environment. These classes also provide valuable water safety education for parents.

Child 17    Child 23    Child 97

Preschool Program

3 years to school attendance

  • Tadpole (Parental participation required)
  • Goldfish
  • Flying Fish

Class size: Tadpole: 6 parents/guardians and 6 students, Goldfish & Flying Fish: 6 students. 

Class Duration: 27 minutes.

Tadpole is the beginner level for preschool aged children, and requires the participation of a parent/responsible person over the age of 16. Children are placed into Goldfish and Flying Fish classes according to their skills. These classes begin the transition from water familiarization to more traditional swimming and water safety skills. 

How to Enrol

Bookings may be made in person at reception or by telephone (9848 0000). Payment of the first month's fees are required when booking. If you are making a telephone booking, initial payment will be required by with either Visa or Mastercard. 

Term Dates 2017

Term Public Holidays New Enrolments Date
Term 1 2017
Monday 30th Jan - Sunday 2nd April
Please note that swimming lessons are not available on public holidays!

Labour Day; Mon 13th March
Accepted from Wednesday 21st Dec 2016  
Term 2
Tuesday 18th Apr - Sunday 2nd July
Easter Monday; Monday 17th April
Anzac Day; Tuesday 25th April
Queens Birth; Mon 12th June
Accepted from Monday 3rd April 2017
Term 3
Monday 17th July - Sunday 24th September
. Accepted from Monday 3rd July 2017 
Term 4
Monday 9th October - Wednesday 20th December
Melb Cup Day; Tue 7th Nov Accepted from Monday 25th September 2017


Please see our Price list for fees and charges


Frequently asked questons about the supervision of children under 10 years of age: Click here


1- 3 yrs old       Age based. No assessment required. 

3 - School         Assessment done over the phone or in person at reception. In the water assessment only required if parent and reception are unable to determine class most suitable.