Our pools are available for lap swimming, aqua aerobics classes and swimming lessons. All Aquatic areas are patrolled by qualified lifeguards.
Cool off on a hot day, join in our aqua aerobics, host a children's party, or just enjoy the fitness benefits of regular swimming.
- Swimming is fantastic for all-round health and fitness
- Low impact exercise
- Activity for the whole family
- YMCA swimming lessons available
- Casual swimmers welcome
Our 25 metre heated indoor pool is available year-round for lap swimming, aqua aerobics, swimming lessons and aqua play. Enjoy the health benefits of swimming in all seasons at Horsham Aquatic Centre. We welcome bookings for school programs.
Our heated indoor leisure pool is suitable for young children and toddler play all year round. Have fun and build your child's confidence around the water in the cooler months at Horsham Aquatic Centre.
Our 50 metre outdoor pool is open to the public every summer season. Escape the heat, host a children’s party, or just enjoy the fitness benefits of regular swimming at the Horsham Outdoor Pool. Each summer, we have plenty of activities planned, including giant inflatables and extended swimming hours.
Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent, and children younger than six require a parent within arm’s reach. All parents, guardians and carers must comply with our Watch Around Water policy.
Hot Weather Policy
The outdoor pool will remain open to 8pm on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday or to 6pm on a public holiday (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday when the facility is closed) when the temperature is forecast 35 degrees or above at 5pm the day before on Elders Weather (this is subject to the number of patrons and managements discretion).
Cold weather closure
The planning trigger for considering closing outdoor pools for the next day is when the Elders Weater website afternoon weather forecast has been issued and has forecasted a maximum 24 degrees or lower. This forecast will be monitored early each day to determine if there has been significant change forecast on the day.
- If a significant change is forecast, for 24 degrees or lower by 6pm the day before then the facility will be closed after 8am Monday to Friday.
- At opening on the day forecast to be 25 degrees or higher with a late change, the facility may be closed early at the Managers discretion.
Watch Around Water Policy Information
At YMCA Victoria we are a Watch Around Water endorsed aquatic safety organisation. The following information is the new watch around water policy launched in centre from 1 September 2019.
Watch Around Water is a set of industry guidelines outlining the minimum supervision requirements of young children at all affiliated aquatic venues.
Children under 5 years oldAll Children MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18 and supervised within arms’ reach, at all times in the water.
All children MUST wear a pink wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming.
Children will not be admitted without a full fee paying parent/guardian who must also be in the water at all times. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 5 years exceeds the ratio of 1:2 (effective September 1 2019).
Children under 10 years oldAll Children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18. All children MUST be actively supervised by an adult over the age of 18 at all times. The adult must have a clear and active view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them (this includes tech and devices).
All children MUST wear a yellow wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 10 years exceeds the ratio of 1:4.
Birthday PartiesAll children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18 and handed over to the supervision of the birthday party leader (staff member).
All birthday party participants must wear a BLUE wristband AND an age based wristband (pink or yellow) to identify their participation in a party (effective September 1 2019). The adult guardian of the birthday party child MUST remain accessible and actively supervise the group at all times.
At the conclusion of the birthday party the child/children will remain in the supervision of the birthday party leader and supervising parent until physically handed over to their supervising parent/guardian.
Visit the watch around water websiteFor more information visit the Watch Around Water website: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au