Swimming lessons

Swimming and water safety skills are just part of what your child will gain with YMCA Swimming Lessons.

mother baby graphic 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.

Getting started with YMCA Swimming Lessons is easy.

  1. Call us for an easy, over the phone consultation where we’ll find the appropriate class for your child.  
  2. Select a time and day based on your child’s level.
  3. Your first lesson! Arrive early so you can meet your new teacher.

Infant aquatics

Children from six months can build valuable skills and awareness in the water in our infant aquatics program.


Preschool aquatics

The Preschool YMCA Swimming Lessons encourages water safety and independence, and is a fun physical activity.


Primary school aquatics

Children aged 5 – 12 learn rapidly, develop good stroke technique and demonstrate their water safety knowledge and skills. More…


Adult Swimming Lessons

It is never too late to learn to swim. Beginner, intermediate and advanced adult classes are available.


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Swimming Lessons

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.


SwimDesk - parent portal

The SwimDesk ‘Parent Portal’ will allow greater communication and better feedback regarding your child’s progression within the Swimming Lesson Program.


YMCA Swimming Holiday 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.


Call us on 9486 7200 or contact us online.

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

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