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One Casey City of Casey

We want to give your child a love of water and the confidence to be in and around water and, of course, the ability to swim!

We love swimming and believe it is an integral part of a child's upbringing to be comfortable in and around the water. Our swimming lessons are designed to give you and your child confidence around water and to build healthy habits and safe water practices.

Included in Your Membership

  • A 30 minute class run weekly for 48 weeks of the year
  • Students have unlimited pool access outside of lesson times to practice their newly learnt skills
  • Free access to the pools at Casey RACE, Casey ARC and Doveton Pool in the Park
  • Lessons available for all abilities and ages, 6 months to adults (infant and disability instructors hold specialised qualifications)
  • Convenient Make-Up Lesson Policy and free 4 week suspension over the summer break period
  • Convenient fortnightly direct debit payments encourages continual skill progression with no re-enrolment process
  • Access to the ONE Casey app where you can follow the progress of your child using the SwimDesk Portal, as well as a hot drink Loyalty card
  • 10% off merchandise

Our classes cater for all ages and abilities, from 6 month old to 8 years old or even 40 years of age. We run classes every day of the week and have a class that is suitable for you and your child.

Swimming Programs

BABIES & TODDLERS (6 MONTHS - 3 YEARS)

In the infant program, a parent or carer supports the baby or toddler in the pool. This helps build confidence and supports the child's learning process as well as create a unique bonding and trust building experience between parent and child.


Children will learn to:

  • water conditioning skills and understand trigger/cues for safe swimming
  • parents will learn correct hold techniques to ensure babies are comfortable in the water
  • submersions - babies will learn breath control and introduction to blowing bubbles
  • motor skills – working toward independent movement through interactive activities – paddle, kick and propulsion
  • flotation
  • survival skills – entries and exits
  • socialisation with other children through interactive and engaging activities
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (3 YEARS TO SCHOOL AGE)

In the preschool swimming program, children learn to become more independent in the water and begin to develop important water survival skills.

Children will learn skills in:

  • Body orientation and flotation
  • Propulsion, breath control and submersion
  • Basic stroke development
  • Personal and water safety.
  • Learning to follow instructions and class structure
  • Socialising and interacting with other children
SCHOOL AGED (5+ YEARS)

In this program, the focus is on physical, intellectual and personal development. Children establish a lifelong appreciation for safe activity in the water, and learn vital survival skills not just for the pool but for rivers, lakes and the ocean.

Children will learn to:

  • develop and refine swimming strokes
  • cooperate with and respect others in an aquatic environment
  • make safe and sensible decisions and solve problems in and around water.
TEEN AND ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS

It's never too late to learn how to swim. Our aim is to help you develop swimming technique in the water, and learn vital survival skills not just for the pool but for rivers, lakes and the ocean.

  • Beginner classes develop water confidence through buoyancy and mobility. We'll gradually introduce steps to swimming.
  • Intermediate and advanced classes focus on stroke refinement and correction.

You'll learn to:

  • develop and refine swimming strokes
  • cooperate with and respect others in an aquatic environment
  • make safe and sensible decisions and solve problems in and around water.

Swimming Lessons Information

Program and Safety Requirements

Infant and Preschool lessons

  • Babies must be at least 6 months old
  • Children in nappies must wear aqua nappies that are tight fitting around the thighs (you can buy them in centre)
  • Parents should bring bathers during the first few lessons, in case the child gets upset and needs support in the water

All child lessons

  • Bring bathers, towel, goggles (recommended, but not required) and dry clothes
  • Come to the edge of the pool at the start of the lesson and directly hand over your child to the teacher
  • Watch the lesson (Preschool classes)
  • Stay as close as possible to the lesson (for example, by sitting in the chairs around the pool)
  • Come to the edge of the pool at the end of the lesson and collect your child
  • Photos are only allowed in the pool area with prior arrangement (never in the change room area). See our FAQs page for more information.

To provide a safe environment for your child, parents/carers must stay in the pool with infants for the whole lesson.

Enrolment

Feel free to come into the centre and speak to one of our customer service officers, or contact us to determine the right level for your child’s lessons.

For more information, or to register your interest in swimming lessons, fill in the enquiry form on this page and one of our friendly customer service team will be in touch.

Fees

We aim to keep the costs of our swimming lessons competitive and give all participants in the program free access to our pools so they can practice their newly learned skills.



Weekly rateFortnightly rate
Pre-school Aged Children
$18.75$37.50
School Aged Children$20.15$40.30

Additional children receive a 10% discount.

  • All centre fees and charges undergo an annual pricing review.
  • Fees are paid by fortnightly by direct debit. No lock-in contracts. 14 days written notice are required to cancel.
  • Debits therefore occur beyond the program dates. The intent behind the 26 fortnightly debits per year is to minimise the cost impact to families by reducing the value of each debit..

* Effective from 1 April, 2021

Watch Around Water Policy Information

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.

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.

Visit the watch around water website

For more information visit the Watch Around Water website.