• Splash Park and Leisure Swimming for Swimming Lessons Members

    SWIMMING LESSONS MEMBERS HAVE ACCESS TO SPLASH PARK AND LEISURE POOL

    The student enrolled in Swimming Lessons is the Member and one responsible parent/guardian may accompany the Member for Splash Park and the Leisure Pool at no extra charge.

    Swimming Lessons Members do not require a booking to use Splash Park and the Leisure pool at the current time. Please bring the student’s membership wristband to swipe on entry. Parents/guardians must COVID SAfe check-in by scanning the QR Code on entry.

    We recommend that you keep your Leisure Pool and Splash Park visit to a maximum of two hours to allow many people to access this service.

    Any individuals attending outside the member and accompanying parent/guardian must book and pay online here.

    Swimming Lessons Members have access to the Leisure Pool and Splash Park outside of lesson times, 7 days a week during the times listed below.

    Please read our Watch Around Water Supervision Policy regarding ratio of parents to children and supervision requirements above.

    SPLASH PARK AND LEISURE POOL STANDARD HOURS OF OPERATION FOR SWIMMING LESSONS MEMBERS

    School Term:

    Weekdays 9am - 12pm AND 3pm -7pm

    Weekends 9am - 5pm

    Easter Long Weekend:

    Good Friday 2 April 12:30pm - 4:30pm 

    Easter Saturday 3 April 10am - 4pm

    Sunday 4 April 10am - 4pm

    Easter Monday 5 April 10am - 5pm

    School Holidays:

    TBA


  • Assessment Dates

    Swimming Lessons run continuously over 48 weeks a year.

    Level assessments are conducted every six weeks. All students in the program are continually assessed by the Teacher in Charge “TIC” for improvement and readiness to progress to the next level. The TIC will discuss the outcome of each child’s assessment either face to face or via an email progress report.

    Your child’s development and comfort is our priority. All progression discussions are welcome and we ask that you raise any feedback with the TIC’s at Swim Desk. We encourage weekly lesson attendance as consistency is key to mastering water safety skills.

    2021 Dates

    Shark
    18 - 24 January 
    1 - 7 March
    12 - 18 April
    24 - 30 May
    28 June - 4 July
    9 - 15 August
    20 - 26 September
    1 - 7 November
    Dolphin
    18 - 24 January 
    1 - 7 March
    12 - 18 April
    24 - 30 May
    28 June - 4 July
    9 - 15 August
    20 - 26 September
    1 - 7 November

    Tuna
    25 - 31 January
    8 - 14 March
    19 - 25 April
    31 May - 6 June
    5 - 11 July
    16 - 22 August
    27 September - 3 October
    8 - 14 November
    Salmon
    1 - 7 February 
    15 - 21 March
    26 April - 2 May
    7 June - 13 June
    12 - 18 July
    23 - 29 August
    4 - 10 October
    15 - 21 November
    Sardine
    1 - 7 February 
    15 - 21 March
    26 April - 2 May
    7 June - 13 June
    12 - 18 July
    23 - 29 August
    4 - 10 October
    15 - 21 November
    Octopus
    8 - 14 February 
    22 - 28 March
    3 - 9 May
    14 - 20 June
    19 - 25 July
    30 August - 5 September
    11 - 17 October
    22 - 28 November
    Goldfish
    8 - 14 February
    22 - 28 March
    3 - 9 May
    14 - 20 June
    19 - 25 July
    30 August - 5 September
    11 - 17 October
    22 - 28 November

    Tadpole
    15 - 21 February
    29 March - 4 April
    10 - 16 May
    21 - 27 June
    26 July - 1 August
    6 - 12 September
    18 - 24 October
    29 November - 5 December
    Deep Fish
    15 - 21 February
    29 March - 4 April
    10 - 16 May
    21 - 27 June
    26 July - 1 August
    6 - 12 September
    18 - 24 October
    29 November - 5 December

    Private
    15 - 21 February
    29 March - 4 April
    10 - 16 May
    21 - 27 June
    26 July - 1 August
    6 - 12 September
    18 - 24 October
    29 November - 5 December

    Minnow
    22 - 28 February
    5 - 11 April
    17 - 23 May
    28 June - 4 July
    2 - 8 August
    13 - 19 September
    25 - 31 October
    6 - 12 December
    Periwinkle
    22 - 28 February
    5 - 11 April
    17 - 23 May
    28 June - 4 July
    2 - 8 August
    13 - 19 September
    25 - 31 October
    6 - 12 December

    Starfish
    22 - 28 February
    5 - 11 April
    17 - 23 May
    28 June - 4 July
    2 - 8 August
    13 - 19 September
    25 - 31 October
    6 - 12 December

  • Safety Week

    We continue with Safety Week on your return to increase your child’s water safety.

    When: Monday 1 March  - Sunday 7 March 2021 & Monday 15 November - Sunday 21 November 2021

    What happens: During this week the students will participate in a number of activities that focus on water safety in and around water. Children will experience the challenges of what it feels like to wear clothes in the water, rescue techniques, and survival strokes applicable to their level of swimming. 

    What to bring:
     To ensure that your child gets the most out of this week, please bring some old pyjamas or loose clothing along with their bathers for them to swim in (this applies to children in levels Goldfish to Shark)


  • Handover policy and supervision during lessons

    SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre holds the safety of our members and patrons as our top priority. Ensuring constant supervision of children is of upmost importance.

    Upon enrolment children are given a wristband with a colour that is determined by the age of the student. Coloured wristbands are essential to support the Centre’s supervision policy. This band will also gain you access to the Centre. Please wear your membership wristband when at the Centre.

    Families can help us to ensure this by following the below policy for parents / carers:

    • Parents / Carers are expected to be present for the handover of their child at the beginning of swimming class. Then at the end of each swimming class parents / carers are to collect students from their teacher.
    • Students under 10 years are required to have a parent available on deck to supervise children throughout their lesson.
    • If your child is under 3 years old and/or enrolled into one of our infant classes (Starfish, Periwinkle, Minnow) then a parent/guardian must be in the water for the lesson.

    To ensure the safety of all our students at the beginning and end of every lesson please remember:

    • Children MUST be received and acknowledged by the teacher directly from the parent before entering the water.
    • Collect your child / children in the same location as class commenced. Unless specified by the teacher or TIC on deck.
    • No children will be permitted to leave the class and teacher until the parent /carer or TIC collects them.
    • When a child / children are collected by the TIC on deck the student will be walked to the Swim School Desk. The TIC and Duty Manager will attempt to contact reasonable persons and emergency contacts on the student’s membership.

    We would like to thank you for your continued support in the safety and supervision of children.

  • Watch Around Water Centre Supervision Policy (outside of lesson times)

    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.

    Please follow the Watch Around Water guidelines when attending the Centre outside of lesson times. This includes before and after the lesson or for Leisure Swimming. Please refer to the Supervision of Children during lessons for supervision requirements during the lesson.

    Upon enrolment children are given a wristband with a colour that is determined by the age of the student. Coloured wristbands are essential to support the Centre’s supervision policy. This band will also gain you access to the Centre. Please wear your membership wristband when at the Centre.

    Please be sure to get a new wristband from Swim School Information Desk in the front foyer when your child turns 5.

    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 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.
  • Make up lessons & medical suspension

    We understand that life can be unpredictable. If your child is unable to attend a Swimming Lesson, or your lesson falls on a public holiday, you can book a make-up lesson to ensure your child retains important water safety skills.

    If a medical certificate is provided for illness or injury, we offer medical suspensions for the dates specified on the certificate. Please read information on medical suspensions below.

    Make-Up Lessons

    Every student can use up to a maximum of 12 make-up lessons per calendar year with no more than four make-up lessons per term. Please see the dates of these terms for make-up lessons as well as the policy for make-up lesson eligibility below.

    2021 terms for claiming your make-up lessons

    First: Monday 11 January to Sunday 11 April 2021
    Second: Monday 12 April to Sunday 4 July 2021
    Third: Monday 15 July to Sunday 26 September 2021
    Fourth: Monday 17 September to Sunday 19 December 2021

    What to do if you miss your regular Swimming Lesson for reasons excluding medical

    If you are unable to attend your regular Swimming Lesson, please notify us prior to your lesson commencing. To notify us please complete the Absentee Notification Form and submit.

    How to book a make-up lesson

    For make-up lesson bookings please visit the Swim School Desk at Front Desk or call our Swimming Lessons team on (08) 8198 0198.

    The Swim School Desk hours are:
    Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 12:30pm & 3:30pm -7pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 12:45pm

    The following policy applies for make-up lesson eligibility.

    Make-up lessons policy

    The following policy applies for make-up lesson eligibility.

    • Each student is entitled to one make-up lesson per missed lesson, up to a maximum of 12 make-up lessons per calendar year per student. This includes public holidays.
    • All 12 make-up lessons must be taken in the same calendar year.
    • All make-up lessons not taken in the calendar year will be forfeited.
    • To be eligible to book in for a make-up lesson, you must be a current Swimming Lessons Member.
    • Make-up lessons can only be arranged up to 1 week in advance and once booked cannot be altered
    • Make-up lessons will be forfeited if not attended.
    • You are not able to cancel a make-up lesson.
    • Make-up lessons can only be booked at the Swim School Desk at Front Desk or by calling us on (08) 8198 0198.
    • Make-up lessons are forfeited upon cancellation of the student’s Membership.
    • You are not able to book and/or participate in a make-up lesson if your membership is on suspension.
    • Make-up lessons are not available for medical suspensions.
    • Make-up lessons are not transferrable for cash or credit.
    • If you miss a lesson, you are required to notify the Centre prior to your lessons via the online absentee notification form below or by calling (08) 8198 0198.
    Medical Suspensions

    Medical suspensions are available for students who have a medical certificate for being unable to attend one or more consecutive lessons provided.

    Please note make-up lessons are not available for medical suspensions.

    How to arrange a medical suspension due to illness or injury

    Swimming Lessons Memberships may be placed on suspension for medical reasons, by completing a Membership/Program Amendment form at the Centre. Please see us at the Swim School information desk to request a medical suspension.

    A valid medical certificate that covers all the requested dates of suspension must be presented at the time of lodgement of the Membership/Program Amendment form.

    Medical suspensions can only be backdated for up to one month.

  • QR Code Check-In Process
    Patrons are required to COVID-SAfe Check-in by using the free mySA Gov App for South Australian Government contact tracing purposes under the Public Activities Direction.

    If you do not have a compatible smartphone, a paper record will be available for you to provide your details. Patrons are required to have the confirmation green tick ready to show staff after they have scanned the Centre's QR Code. If you choose not to provide your details, you may be refused entry.

    Further information
  • Sports Vouchers
    $100 FREE YMCA Swimming Lesson credit is available through The Sports Vouchers program with the SA government administered by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing!

    Reception to Year 7 are entitled to a $100 Sports Voucher per calendar year. Further details about the initiative can be found on the Sport Vouchers Website.

    How to claim the 2021 Sports Voucher:

    1. Visit the Sports Voucher Website to download and complete the 2021 Sports Voucher.
    2. Bring your completed voucher into the Centre.
    3. Once approved, the $100 credit will be placed on your family's swimming lesson account within 10-15 business days, and will be automatically used to pay for direct debit payments.

    Criteria for your child’s voucher validity with SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in 2021:

    • Is already enrolled in YMCA Swimming Lessons at the Centre
    • Is in primary school (preschool - year 7)
    • Has not used the 2021 Sport Voucher with another provider

    You can still claim the 2020 sports voucher:

    1. Visit the Sports Voucher Website to download and complete the 2020 Sports Voucher.
    2. Bring your completed voucher into the Centre by Sunday 20 December 2020.
    3. Once approved, the $100 credit will be placed on your family's swimming lesson account within 10-15 business days, and will be automatically used to pay for direct debit payments.
  • Swim Desk - Parent Portal

    Based on each evaluation completed by the Teacher in Charge, a competency summary will be created for you which outlines the key swimming and water safety skills that your child has successfully acquired as well as areas of their skill base that need further development.

    Login to:

    • Track and monitor your child’s progression
    • Understand the requirements to progress to the next level
    • Receive feedback from the Teacher in Charge following assessments

    Login

Absentee Notification Form

Will you be away at your next lesson? Please notify us prior to your lesson commencement time by filling out the form below. Please fill out one form per student.

For more information see our Swimming Lessons FAQ page

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