Every Friday night, the Kensington Community Recreation Centre offers women the opportunity to have the pool entirely to themselves.
We have female lifeguards on duty and all women are welcome. Boys under 6 years old are also welcome to join with their mothers.
Women-only swimming provides a place where you can feel comfortable and relaxed while enjoying a healthy and fun activity. It also provides a great chance to get together and bond through exercise. The pool is available to use during our Women-only swimming events.
Women’s Only Swimming is held every Friday night from 8:00pm to 9:00pm.
Standard swimming pool entry prices apply.
Contact us on (03) 9376 1633 for more information.
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 12 years old
All Children under the age of 12 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 12 years exceeds the ratio of 1:4.
All children under the age of 12 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).
Visit the watch around water website
For more information visit the Watch Around Water website: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au