The 25m outdoor pool will reopen 3:30pm Wednesday 1 December. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The 25m outdoor pool will reopen 3:30pm Wednesday 1 December. We apologise for any inconvenience.

About Swimming Lessons

Running 44 weeks of the year, YMCA Swimming Lessons help your child build healthy habits and safe water practices. As an Austswim Recognised Swim Centre, you can rest assured that your child will receive the best aquatic education available with nationally accredited swimming instructors. Throughout the summer season, some levels are taught in the outdoor pool.

The Details

  • $16.00/lesson paid via fortnightly direct debit payments (additional children receive a 5% discount)
  • Students have unlimited pool access outside of lesson times to practice their newly learnt skills (including Splish Splash, an Aqua class for guardians and children 6months to preschool age)
  • Lessons available for all abilities and ages, 6 months to adults (infant and disability instructors hold specialised qualifications)
  • Convenient fortnightly direct debit payments encourages continual skill progression with no re-enrolment process
  • No start-up fees, no lock-in contracts, no cancellation penalties (14 day notice required)
  • Convenient Make-Up Lesson Policy

Programs For All Ages

Babies & Toddlers (6 months - 3 years)

Using songs, games and activities to teach a variety of skills including entry, floating, breathing and movement. With the parent/carer and child in the water together, the focus is on water familiarisation, exploration and safety skills.

Preschool Program (3 years to school age)

Focus on water confidence and basic foundation skills in swimming, survival and water safety. It guides children through fun activities, gradually building upon their breathing, floating and movement skills, while encouraging independence.

School Aged (5+ years)

Teaches a range of skills and knowledge to develop swimming, water safety, survival and basic rescue skills that can save lives. Focusing on stroke development, it promotes a healthy respect for the aquatic environment and is a solid foundation for a range of aquatic recreation, fitness and sporting activities.

Adult Swimming Lessons

We offer comprehensive swimming lessons for adults of various skill levels. From beginners and intermediate adult classes to advanced stroke correction, our experienced teachers cater to a students individual needs.

Pre Squad Swimming Classes

Offering an alternative challenge for participants between lessons and competitive squad swimming.  Pre Squad & Squad classes have been developed to improve fitness and endurance skills whilst providing an introduction to stroke refinement. These classes increase participant knowledge and understanding of how and why we swim and the most effective ways to perform strokes.


VACSWIM is South Australia’s longest running summer holiday program giving your kids aged 5 to 13 years, confidence in & around water.

The VACSWIM program will run from 13 December 2021 – 17 December 2021 and 10 January 2022 – 14 January 2022 at The Valleys, and includes pre-school swimmers under the age of five.

Lessons will run for 45 minutes or 1 hour depending on the level.

To book your class

  1. Visit the VACSWIM website.
  2. Check the level guide to find the suitable level for your child.
  3. Visit the program finder on the ‘enrol’ page, and type in ‘5453’ as the postcode to find The Valleys.
  4. View the program and book in a class.