School Swimming Programs

School swimming programs imageYarra Leisure is proud to offer local schools AUSTSWIM qualified Swimming Instructors to facilitate vital swimming and water safety lessons for Primary and Secondary students.

Aquatic Facilities

Lessons can be arranged at any of our aquatic venues; Collingwood Leisure Centre, Fitzroy Swimming Pool and Richmond Recreation Centre. Yarra Leisure facilities have been specifically designed with aquatic facilities that cater for the needs of various school groups. These include:

Richmond Recreation Centre

  • 50m eight lane indoor heated pool
  • Learn to Swim Pool

Collingwood Leisure Centre

  • 25m seven lane indoor heated pool
  • Learn to Swim Pool

Fitzroy Swimming Pool

  • 50m 10 lane outdoor heated pool
  • Outdoor Shaded Learn to Swim Pool

All our aquatic facilities are supervised by qualified lifeguards at all times to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests. All Yarra Leisure aquatic facilities have received Life Saving Victoria Platinum Pool Accreditation, meaning our pools are amongst the safest in the state. School Teachers are required to remain within the facility for the duration of the program.

Book lessons

If you want to book school swimming lessons, please use our School Swimming Program booking request form.

Closing dates for school swimming requests:

Term 1, 2017 -- submit by 20 November, 2016

Term 2, 2017 -- submit by 19 February, 2017

Term 3 and 4, 2017 -- submit by 14 May, 2017

Aquatic course activities

Students will have the opportunity to acquire a variety of safety skills, personal aquatic survival skills as well as developing proficiency in all four competitive strokes. The program is based around Yarra Leisure’s mainstream swim school levels, with the added flexibility to incorporate a wide-range of skills and ability levels found amongst school groups.

Course Delivery Options

Program can be tailored to suit:

  • Term program (once a week for the length of a term) or
  • Intensive program (8 or 10 days in a row)

Time and Facility Availability

  • Programs can be scheduled at any time around existing programs, generally bookings will fall between 9am and 3pm.
  • Sessions are generally 40mins in duration
  • Minimum program booking of 2 hours
  • Session times and bookings are subject to Instructor and facility availability

Student numbers

  • Each venue has a maximum of 50 students that can participate per session
  • Maximum ratio is 8 students: 1 Instructor per class

Program cost

  • $8.00 per student / per lesson (GST ex)
  • In addition to the student fees there is a Program Supervisor Charge per hour of the program.
  • For tailored programs that include alternative activities please contact us for a quote.

* Concessional price available for students who hold a current healthcare/concession card. A copy of the card must be presented to the school and provided to Yarra Leisure by the end of the program for the discount to be applied.

Program resources for schools

Victorian AquaEd Kit - school teacher resource.

Book lessons

If you want to book school swimming lessons, please use our School Swimming Program booking request form.


Further information
Aquatic Programs Officer
9205 5032
YarraLeisure@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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