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 AquaSafe swimming and water safety lessons available
- Casual swimmers welcome
Our 25 metre heated indoor lap and recreation 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 Kew Recreation Centre.
Our heated indoor toddler pool is suitable for young children and toddler play all year round. Have fun and build your child's confidence around the water.
A shallow indoor pool for for aqua play and children learning to swim.
Please note the pool is unavailable during swimming lessons:
- Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 6:30pm
- Saturday 8:30pm - 12:15pm
- Sunday 9:00pm - 12:00pm
The indoor water slide is suitable for children 5 years and older who are confident in the water. The slide is open from 4:15pm - 6:15pm on weeknights (during the school term) and 12:30pm - 3:30pm on weekends and public holidays.
|Water slide Frequently Asked Questions
|How old must children be to ride the slide?
Children must be 5 years or older to ride the slide. We are a ‘Watch Around Water’ accredited facility, which means that parents must stay within arm’s reach of children under 5 years at all times. Because parents can’t stay within arm’s reach when their child is actually on the slide, the minimum slide age is 5 years old.
|Can I accompany a smaller child down the slide?
Children cannot ride the slide with their parents, carers or with other children due to the risk of collision, particularly upon entry into the water. No tandem rides are permitted.
|Can my child use the slide when a party is running?
Birthday parties will share the use of the slide during the advertised hours of operation. Outside of these hours, parties will have sole use of the slide.
Watch Around Water
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 yellow 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 red 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.
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 plus an age based yellow or red wristband. Children under five wear yellow, and children under ten wear red to identify their participation in a party (effective August 1 2021).
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/ren 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.