Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre
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Swimming pool, spa and sauna
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Swimming Pool, Spa and Sauna
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Swimming and water safety skills are just part of what your child will gain with YMCA Swimming Lessons.
Swimming strokes such as freestyle and backstroke are an important part of swimming. However it’s vital your children learn personal survival skills, not for just the pool, but rivers, lakes and the ocean. With YMCA Swimming Lessons, your child will learn these lifesaving skills.
They’ll also have access to the pool outside of lesson times, receive merchandise discounts, and there’s no re-enrolment process. Our nationally accredited teachers give you regular feedback on progress, and a certificate after your child completes each level.
Children from six months can build valuable skills and awareness in the water in our infant aquatics program.
The Preschool YMCA Swimming Lessons encourages water safety and independence, and is a fun physical activity.
Children aged 5 – 12 learn rapidly, develop good stroke technique and demonstrate their water safety knowledge and skills. More…
It is never too late to learn to swim. Beginner, intermediate and advanced adult classes are available.
Northcote Aquatic & Recreation Centre has successfully launched a unique program to teach swimming to members of the community who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
The SwimDesk ‘Parent Portal’ will allow greater communication and better feedback regarding your child’s progression within the Swimming Lesson Program.
The YMCA Swimming Holiday Program is a great way for your child to enjoy the water over the school holidays in a fun and educational environment. Each year the YMCA teaches tens of thousands of children about water safety and helps them to develop swimming skills.
The Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre provides swimming lessons to children right across the Darebin municipality and surrounding suburbs, including Fairfield, Brunswick, Thornbury, Alphington, Ivanhoe, Preston, Bellfield, Heidelberg, Rosanna, Heidelberg West and Reservoir