Swimming Lessons

YMCA Swimming Lessons help your child develop healthy habits and safe water practices they will carry with them for life.

Swimming strokes such as freestyle and backstroke are an important part of swimming. However it is vital children learn personal survival skills that are able to improve safety not only at the pool but also in other waterways such as rivers, lakes and the ocean. With YMCA Swimming Lessons we challenge students to participate in simulated open water conditions and then to think for themselves about how to transfer these skills to other situations.

Benefits of lessons at Boroondara Sports Complex:

  • Our program caters for all ages and experiences, from 3 years to adult classes
  • Free unlimted access to use BSC aquatic faciltilies outside of lesson times
  • Lessons run from October to April every year (see below for dates) 
  • Easy direct debit payments fortnightly
  • Cancel any time (two weeks notice to cancel)
  • Merchandise discounts
  • Continuous assessments and feedback by our experienced on deck supervisors
  • Flexible class times available and the ability to change classes/level/time all season
  • Nationally accredited swimming instructors

Programs for all ages

Preschool (4 years +)

Children grow in confidence and become more independent in the water. Parents are gradually transitioned out of the pool and children start to participate on their own. Children start to learn swimming strokes.

School aged (5 years +)

With an increase in confidence, strength and endurance, children establish a lifelong appreciation for safer activity in the water. The school aged program focuses on refinement of swimming stroke techniques, safety and survival skills, and respect for the water. Levels cater for the complete beginner to teh advanced swimmer.


It is never too late to learn to swim! Beginner and intermediate adult classes are available. Adult classes cater for all abilities and backgrounds.

Beginner adult swimming lessons focus on kicking, breathing and comfort in the water, with an introduction to basic freestyle and backstroke. Our Intermediate level, has an emphasis on learning further stroke technique, breathing efficiency and deep water skills.

Term Dates and Times:

Boroondara's Swimming Lessons will run from Thursday 12 October 2017 to Saturday 23 March 2018 with a three week break during Christmas Holidays (24 weeks in total)

Lessons will take place on Thursdays between 4.00pm and 6.30pm and Saturdays between 8.00am and 11.30am

Enrolments open on September 11th! For all enquiries please complete the enquiry form below.

Students who have not previously attended a YMCA Swimming Lesson will need to undergo an assessment conducted by a Teacher in Charge to ensure they are placed into the correct level. These will take place on Thursdays and Fridays between 4.00pm and 5.00pm (15 min slots)

We hope to see you soon!! 


How do I join?

Step 1: Complete the form below, selecting the level that you believe is most suited to your child's current swimming ability 

Step 2: You will be contacted by a member of staff regarding this enrolment.

Step 3: When enrolments open you will be contacted so that you can come down to the Centre to enrol and pay for your child and book in an assessment!

Please ensure you provide your correct phone number and email address below.

Please complete the form below for any swimming lesson enquiries or alternatively you may contact the centre on (03) 9851 0444

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