SwimAbility

We host swimming programs for all ages and levels of ability.

 

  • Classes for all ages from 6 months old through to adults 

  • Free assessment to determine the child's suitable entry level

  • Classes run weekly for 30 minutes a session

  • Small class sizes

  • Swim and Survive certificates issued on progression of levels

  • Swim and Play lessons are $29.05 per fortnight, payable via direct debit. 

  • Discounts available for families with more than one child

  • Sign up with direct debit options and receive a free swimming gift pack and free access to all Hume City Council pools

Please note: swimming programs and schedules may vary from each centre.

Our swimming programs:

 

Learn to Swim

The Royal Life Saving Society's Swim and Survive Program provides a broad, balanced program of swimming, water safety and survival skills. The program prepares children of all abilities for a lifetime of safe activity in, on or near the water. The program is made up of three smaller programs for different age categories, as outlined below.

Wonder (Infant Program)

 Wonder is the water familiarisation component of the Swim and Survive program, designed specifically for children aged 6 to 36 months.

The Wonder classes are taught with parent or carer and child together in the water. Parents are an integral part of their child's aquatic education by providing guidance and support through activities and songs that provide for the development of water familiarisation, exploration and water safety skills.

It is a great chance to enhance the bond between parent and child in a fun and relaxing environment.

Wonder has three awards that are arranged by age groups, these classes are conducted in the warm water pool at 33 degrees.

Courage (Pre-school program)

Courage is the water confidence component of the Swim and Survive program, and is designed for children aged 3 and 5 years.

The Courage classes are fundamental to the development of basic foundation skills in swimming, survival and water safety. We guide children through fun and safe activities, gradually building upon their breathing, floating and movement skills; supporting and encouraging independence.

Courage has five awards for children to progress through as they build confidence and develop new skills.

Maximum of four children per class.

Active (School-age Program)

Active is the Swimming and Water Safety component of the Swim and Survive program, and is designed for children aged 5 - 14 years.

The Active classes emphasise that the skills learnt in the program not only save lives, but provide a foundation for participation in a range of aquatic recreation, fitness and sporting activities.  These classes work on stroke technique as well as water safety, survival and basic rescue skills.

Swimming Programs

NEW - SwimAbility, Inclusion Swimming Program

SwimAbility provides swimming lessons for children with autism, auditory processing delay, communication difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and developmental delay. The program will launch at Broadmeadows Aquatic and Leisure Centre in January 2017. Enrolments are now open.

Our swimming instructors are provided with training and resources to create a more supportive learning environment for children with specific learning needs and their families. 

Inclusion swimming lessons are designed to develop skills in water safety, water familiarisation, breathe control and swimming skills such as kicking, floating and arm movements.

Parents/carers are required in the water to assist with the Inclusion Swimming Program.

 
Interested? Fill out an expression of interest form and one of our friendly staff members will get back to you with more enrolment information.

 

Learn to Swim - School Holiday Program

   Learn to Swim 5 day intensive program

  Join in the fun these school holidays!

  • 5 day intensive program
  • Accelerates the child's learning 
  • Free assessment prior to commencement
  • Certificates awarded at completion
  • Small class sizes
  • Limited spaces available 
  • Bookings essential. Call your nearest centre to enroll or email: leisure@hume.vic.gov.au

Broadmeadows 9205 2670
Sunbury 9740 9766

 

Swimming Squad

Designed to develop stroke technique and fitness, students also learn to improve speed and stamina along with the social and/or competitive aspects of swimming.

Our coaches use programs that maintain interest and enthusiasm while also developing talent and skill. Ideal if you want your child to become a stronger swimmer or enter a competitive swimming program.

Bronze Medallion

This program is only available at the Craigieburn Leisure Centre.

The Bronze Medallion program teaches the four elements of lifesaving and water rescue: judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness.

The program focuses on developing the participants' survival and rescue skills. It helps them make the right survival decisions that may assist them or others survive an aquatic emergency. Participants will learn rescue methods and personal survival skills for difficult rescues and develop stroke efficiency and endurance.

Grey Medallion

The Grey Medallion program is a water safety and lifesaving skills initiative for older adults.

It aims to encourage a healthy, independent and active lifestyle through the development of essential skills in order to
 participate in aquatic recreation activities safely.

This practical program provides older adults with personal survival techniques, improved swimming skills, skills to deal
 with emergency situations and a thorough understanding of water safety knowledge in order to reduce the likelihood of drowning.

For more information contact Leanne Cacoyiannis on 0417 114 132.

Aqua Aerobics

Classes are low-impact and work to increase strength and muscle tone, reduce weight and improve general fitness. Ideal for older adults, pre/post natal women or anyone wanting to benefit from non-weight bearing fitness. Classes can be attended on a pay as you go option or on a leisure centre membership. For more information about our aqua classes check out our group fitness timetables.

 

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Updated : 5:48 PM, 16 October 2018

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