COVID-19 update

In line with the latest restrictions, we’re excited to announce the reopening of our gym, indoor pool and group fitness classes from Friday 18 June 2021.

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Swimming Lessons Are Back!

We’re excited to be starting swimming lessons again in 2021! After a long break we’ve had a fantastic first week back at Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre and want to say thank you and welcome to all the students and families that have enrolled in the program so far.

Our COVID-safe practices and revised lesson plans have ensured we can provide the safest program possible for our staff and swimmers.

We’ve taken some time to reshape our program timetable, ensuring our Swimming Lessons students are ready to achieve their best and progress as we dive into warmer weather.

If you recently completed an expression of interest form you will have received a confirmation email with all the details you need to return to Swimming Lessons.

COVID-19 contact tracing

To ensure we are complying with the government’s contact tracing legislation, we’re implementing a process where all responsible parents/guardians of swimming lesson members will be required to complete check in via the Victorian Governments QR code system. We will have multiple posters with the code available for when you arrive at the centre, simply scan the code and follow the link to fill out your details and check in.

Current Students:

Please ensure all adults accompanying students have completed the OR code check in each time you attend to maintain contact tracing requirements.

Students will also need to scan their membership wristband/card upon arrival, if you have misplaced yours please request a new one at reception.

If you need any assistance finding your class, or you have questions please speak to one of Teacher’s In Charge on pool deck during lesson times.

Membership benefits:

Make sure you take full advantage of all your membership benefits, including complimentary access to the pool outside of lesson times, and make-up lesson available throughout the year.

Please be mindful that our pools do still have capacity limits in line with government restrictions, and space is dependent on availability.

Suspended students:

It’s the perfect time to start back in swimming classes as the weather heats up. Get in now to secure you spot and start building on those vital life skills to make sure we’re all happy and safe around the water this summer.

If you are a previous student still on suspension form our closure in March 2020 and wanting to return, please complete a request for a new lesson day and time, and someone from our centre will be in contact to confirm a booking with you. Alternatively you can re-enrol anytime in centre or over the phone.

Please contact us at ymca.hawthorn@ymca.org.au any time if you need any assistance or have questions about starting back in classes. We look forward to a new year full of swimming and water safety with you all!

Book a call back appointment on our contact us page

We welcome new enrolments into our program in 2021, please get in touch anytime from 11th January, 2021

 

For more information see our Swimming Lessons FAQ page

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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 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 yellow 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 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 red 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.

  • Birthday Parties

    All children under the age of 10 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).

    All birthday party participants must wear a BLUE wristband AND an age based wristband (pink or yellow) to identify their participation in a party (effective September 1 2019).

    The adult guardian of the birthday party child MUST remain accessible and actively supervise the group at all times.

    At the conclusion of the birthday party the child/ren will remain in the supervision of the birthday party leader and supervising parent until physically handed over to their supervising parent/guardian.

  • Visit the watch around water website
    For more information visit the Watch Around Water website