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​YMCA Swimming Lessons

Designed to cater for all ages and abilities, YMCA Swimming Lessons offer 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. Aquatic Education 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 our Swimming 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 Lessons, participants are first required to book in for an assessment with our Teacher In Charge to ensure that they are placed into the correct level.

Assessments are available between 4pm and 6pm Monday – Thursday. For weekend assessment times please call the centre.

Parents Points of Reference

  • YMCA Swimming Lessons are 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 YMCA Infant and Preschool Swimming Lesson 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 Lessons program, the YMCA urges parents and carers to actively supervise children at all times when in, on or near water.

Mill Park Leisure is a ‘Watch Around Water’ centre. For more information on this initiative and active supervision please click here.

For further enquiries about Swimming Lessons please contact our Aquatics Team at the centre on 9404 4811.