Knox City Council

Our School Swimming Program is specifically designed to encourage students to think for themselves, engage in team activities, make decisions and discuss consequences.

More than just ‘learn to swim’; the YMCA Schools Swim and Water Safety program is fully mapped to meet the current mandatory curriculum requirements of the Victorian Department of Education and Training. 

Our award winning program prides itself on variety and a combination of activities that feature swimming, water safety, simulated open water and personal survival strategies in every lesson.  Our lessons are tailored specifically to different age groups and levels of experience whilst the program itself can be designed to perfectly fit your school's requirements.

Why book with Knox Leisureworks?

Our Program Highlights
  • Winner of the 2015 Aquatic and Recreation Victoria Swim School of the Year
  • Winner of the 2016 Aquatic and Recreation Victoria Water Safety Week
  • Industry qualified (AUSTSWIM), consistent and dedicated teachers to deliver your lessons
  • Water space / lanes allocated appropriately based on students’ abilities
  • 4 Indoor heated pools used, including a fully indoor heated 50m pool
  • Fully child-safe facility and family friendly environment
  • First and final day assessment of every student’s swimming and survival ability – including extensive reporting to school and parents
Student Benefits
  • Training and testing of the Victorian Water Safety Certificate for all grade 6 students - in accordance with current mandatory curriculum requirements of the Victorian Department of Education and Training
  • Private, schools only male & female change rooms
  • Indoor, heated pools with space allocated specifically for students' abilities
  • Certificates and/or report cards for all participating students
  • Opportunities for funding through YMCA Open Doors program for students facing financial barriers.
  • Extension programs available for squad swimmers
  • Aqua Adventure extension programs available to challenge students
  • Water slide and fun activities included in the program at no extra cost, if requested for last day of program
School Benefits
  • Dedicated YMCA Schools Coordinator to assist each school - let us work with you to arrange the details and implementation of your schools' swimming program
  • Bus transportation can be arranged by us to carry the students to and from Knox Leisureworks for their lessons
  • Choice of session and program length
  • Sponsorship package included for school fundraising activities
  • School visits - classroom based water safety sessions included in your package
  • School loyalty program discounts on lane hire and end of year fun activity programs
  • Café style beverages and VIP benefits for school teaching staff to enjoy whilst attending with students.

If you are interested in booking your school into Knox Leisureworks or would like any further information on our School Program, please fill in the form below.

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