How long will my child need to do lessons for?
To ensure they’ve got strong enough survival skills, we recommend children all attain a minimum level of Junior Squad, where they are able to swim 1km freestyle non-stop.
At this level, your child will have experience treading water, swimming long distances fully clothed, and will have learnt basic CPR.
What is the pool temperature?
Being comfortable is important. Not just because Ballarat can be a cold place sometimes, but because being too cold means kids will struggle to concentrate - so we run all three of our pools at 32°C.
Our pool deck and change rooms are also heated in the winter months to 25 degrees. Comfortable children learn quickly when they are not distracted by the cold.
How big are the pools?
We’ve got three pool systems – a 10x12m for our Learn to Swim program, a 6x2m deep water pool for our survival skills training and a three-lane 25m pool with starting blocks for our higher-level swimmers and squad athletes.