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

Children's Safety

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 and Cold 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).

For days where the weather is forecast to be lower than 24 degrees at 6pm the day before on Elders weather during the periods 13th November – 20th December and 1st February – 31st March 2019, the outdoor pool will not open for the duration of the day.

Updates will be posted on the Horsham Aquatic Centre Facebook Page @HorshamAquaticCentre and via signage at the customer service desk. Please contact the pool directly for further information on 03 5382 2576.
  • 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 old

    All 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 old

    All 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 Parties

    All 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 website

    For more information visit the Watch Around Water website: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au 

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