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Our Values

These are the principles that guide what we do

Honesty | Caring | Respect | Responsibility

Our Vision

With the YMCA, everyone can be healthier, happier and connected to their community; and help those who are not.

YMCA NSW Statement of Commitment to Child Protection

YMCA NSW will uphold practices that promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people. We recognise that child protection is a community responsibility. We are committed to providing an environment where children and young people can learn and grow, are respected and valued and feel happy and safe. We:

  • Respect the rights of children.
  • Do not tolerate child abuse of any kind.
  • Take all complaints and allegations seriously.
  • Educate our staff on their responsibility in recognising and reporting abuse.

For the competitive or recreational swimmer, professional coaches in our Swim Squad program provide advanced stroke correction and technique advice allowing swimmers to reach personal goals and achieve fitness results.

Squads are an excellent way to stay fit and healthy in the pool and offer a progressive pathway from our swimming lessons. We create a team environment that brings everyone together and puts the fun back into swimming.

GLC Coaching Philosophy

At the YMCA:

  • We believe swimming should be a family-friendly and enjoyable experience.
  • We believe that swimmers should be given the opportunity to develop a life-long love for swimming.
  • We believe coaching should be undertaken with a long-term perspective in a progressive learning environment.
  • We aim to provide a physically safe and emotionally secure setting.
  • We encourage a supportive, confidence-building atmosphere.
  • We believe that all children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • We are inclusive and value children with diverse family backgrounds, abilities, additional needs and religious affiliations.

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Squad Times

·         AM Sessions             

5.45am – 7.15am      Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 

7.00am – 8.30am      Saturday

·         PM Sessions

4.00pm – 5.00pm      Bronze Squad

5.00pm – 6.30pm      Silver Squad

5.00pm – 6.30pm      Gold Squad

Training Fees

All training fee are paid as a facility membership at Gungahlin Leisure Centre. The membership fee is paid via fortnightly direct Debit and includes coaching along with full access to the facility during operating hours.

Gold Squad                $80 per f/n

Silver Squad               $70 per f/n

Bronze Squad            $60 per f/n

Program Assessments

There is no charge for Swim assessments. However, bookings are essential. Bookings can made in centre at reception. For bookings please call the centre on (02) 6241 1132 or email the centre to book an assessment. 

  • Bronze Squad

    Bronze Squad

    ·         This squad program offers young swimmers the opportunity to develop all four strokes and skills in preparation for school carnivals and local swim meets. Swimmers are required to practise 2 sessions per week, with a maximum of four sessions.

    ·         Swimmers are required to swim 25m of each stroke utilising efficient technique as determined by Head Coach

  • Silver Squad

    Silver Squad            

    ·         A further development of Bronze squad, minimum age is 10 years.

    ·         up to 6 sessions per week

    ·         Squad level entry determined by Head Coach

  • Gold Squad

    Gold Squad          

    ·         For swimmers looking to compete at State/National level, 8 practise sessions are offered per week, with a minimum age of 13 years.

    ·         up to 8 sessions per week

    ·         Squad level entry determined by Head Coach

  • Canberra Amatuer Swim Club

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    The Canberra Amateur Swimming Club (Canberra ASC) was established in 1930 and has a long and proud history of supporting swimming in the ACT. Canberra ASC has its home at the Gungahlin Leisure Centre and our swimmers train with High Performance Swim Squad Coach Shannon Rollason.

    Canberra ASC supports swimmers at all levels of competitive swimming with many members competing and achieving success at local, Country, State, and National level meets.

    Swimmers wanting to try competitive swimming are encouraged to attend our regular Club Nights hosted at the Gungahlin Leisure Centre. These nights are a great way to learn and experience competitive swimming in a friendly environment - you don’t even need to be a member.


    Visit and click “JOIN NOW” to become a member. An annual Club membership fee is payable for the swimming year from 1 October to 30 September. Club membership includes registration fees payable to Swimming Australia and Swimming NSW, which provides insurance for training and competition. Club membership is in addition to squad training fees payable to the training facility.

    It is a Canberra ASC requirement that for swimmers under 18 years of age, a parent or a responsible adult must also join the club as a non-swimming member.

    If you would like more information about becoming a member of Canberra ASC please contact the Registrar at For any other enquiries, please contact the President at