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Aquatics

Learn. Compete. Keep fit. Cool off.

There are a number of reasons why you’d get in a swimming pool. Learn to swim safely, do some laps in your own time or join a squad to take it up a notch. Well, you can do all of that at our state of the art aquatic centre.

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Swimming lessons

Our nationally accredited swimming instructors teach both kids and adults how to swim safely in a number of environments. We’ll work on a number of strokes as well as key lifesaving skills.

Our kids and adults classes are run separately.

What to bring

  • Kids under three need to wear a swimming nappy
  • Kids three and over need to wear a swimming cap

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How much do swimming lessons cost?

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School Age (5 Years and above)

Octopus 
A beginner school aged level where participants will learn water safety & familiarisation, buoyancy and floatation, body position and rotation, underwater skills, stroke development including extended arm paddle, back sculling, aided kick on front and back and torpedos 3 metres.

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Sardine
Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including torpedoes, independent kick on back, big arms introducing freestyle arms and side breathing and backstroke arms for 10m.

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Salmon 
Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle with correct action and body position 12 metres, backstroke with correct action and body position 12 metres, survival backstroke kick with aid 5 metres, and breaststroke kick with aid 5 metres.

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Tuna 
Participants will learn underwater skills, water safety, stroke development including correct freestyle action 25 metres, correct backstroke action 25 metres, survival backstroke unaided 12 metres, correct breaststroke kick with breathing for 12 metres. 

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Dolphin
Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle 50 metres, backstroke 50 metres, survival backstroke25 metres, breaststroke 25 metres with correct arms, breathing and timing and dolphin kick for 12 metres. 

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Shark
Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle 100 metres, backstroke 100 metres, survival backstroke 50 metres, breaststroke 50 metres, sidestroke, 50 metres and butterfly 15 metres.

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YMCA Swim Squads

Do you have your sights on the Olympics? Or do you just want to work on your stroke? Whatever your motivation, we’ve got a squad and swimming coach that’s right for you.

Please note: Squads will transition to MALC for the Winter program from March 2020. This program will return to Camden War Memorial Pool in Summer 2020.

Winter 2020 Timetable

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Aquatics for fun

Getting in the pool can be a whole lot of fun – and great for your health.

YMCA Aqua Aerobics

Low impact. Lots of fun. Great for your health. Isn’t it time you tried our one of our Aqua Aerobics classes?

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Opening Hours View opening hours
Season Operating Hours Monday - Friday: 6am - 7pm
Saturday: 7am - 7pm
Sunday: 8am - 7pm

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Please make sure you check our lap lane availability and school carnival events online before heading down to ensure there are no bookings that may impact on lane access.
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