Slow, medium or fast, we’ve got a lane for you.
We keep at least two lanes available for lap swimming plus one lane for unstructured activity.
At different times of the year, lap lanes may be limited or closed to accommodate school carnivals and other special events. We'll notify you before the closure date.
For more information regarding our pools, including opening hours please see here.
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Watch Around Water
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 the centre on 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 constantly and 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.
Visit the Watch Around Water website
For more information visit the Watch Around Water website.
Outdoor pool closure
Throughout October 2023 to March 2024, the Victorian Water Polo League will be utilising the 50m outdoor pool at Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
Matches for Water Polo will take place on Sundays from October to March. Dates will be released later in 2023.