Centre Update

Dear Members,

We hope that you are all well and safe during these challenging times. We continue to monitor relevant updates from the Government, Lifesaving Victoria, the Department of Education and other sources of information on COVID-19.

Lap Swimming 4/11/2020

The State Government have now informed us that indoor pools can now open with a restriction of 20 people with no limits on ages as first communicated. The Centre is currently rolling out its Term 4 Learn-to-Swim program so we can help these children to feel safe in and around the water, this is and always will be our priority.

The Geelong College swimming and diving program has now started in the Centre four morning sessions during the week and Saturday mornings during Term 4, for the month of November. Lap swimming members will have the opportunity to return back to the Centre from Monday 9 November, please visit the lap swimming bookings page for session and booking information. We are hopeful that the Government will ease restrictions further so we can provide more session times soon.

All memberships still remain on hold; however you can activate your membership at any time on request. The Centre will begin taking lap swimming bookings on Friday 6 November, to book for the week starting Monday 9 of November.

Payments can be made at the Centre on entry and we ask all members adhere to our COVID-19 terms and conditions.

We look forward to welcoming you back at the Centre. 

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Learn-to-Swim 21/10/2020

On Sunday the Victorian Government announced some easing of restrictions that are relevant to the programming of the Recreation Centre. Changes that were announced have been considered and we have decided to recommence the remaining Term 3 lessons during Term 4 with the commencement date being Thursday the 29 October.

Class times will be sent out shortly, they will be the same as Term 3 except Friday students - please take note of your class times as they have changed just slightly.

We see this as a significant step forward, but we understand that many students from Term 1 and 2 have missed out on a position for Term 4. We will be providing a couple of options in the coming days to get some more squad swimmers and pre squad swimmers back in the water. These positions are limited but we endeavour to include as many students as possible.  

Term 4 Schedule
• Monday lessons from 9 November – 14 December
• Tuesday lessons from 3 November – 8 December
• Wednesday lessons from 4 November – 9 December
• Thursday lessons from 29 October - 10 December
• Friday lessons from 30 Oct – 11 December

Term 1 2021
The Learn to Swim team are preparing the foundations for a new and improved 2021 program with further community inclusion and greater internal opportunities once full operations return. We hope to be able to include all students from 2020 as well as integrating our outstanding waiting list positions into the program

The enrolment process for 2021 will be different. We will assign lessons based on previous enrolment data along with other considerations. This process will commence once we can be confident of the level of restrictions that the Recreation Centre will be governed by for that period.

 

If you require further information please contact ltsadmin@geelongcollege.vic.edu.au.

Please review our Terms and Conditions and FAQs

LTS Terms and Conditions

FAQs

Swimming memberships
  • All current (3, 6 and 12 month) swimming memberships will remain suspended effective of the closure date and reactivated once the centre is reopened on request by the member.  
  •  A reminder that 10 visit passes don’t have an expiry date. 
User Groups /Swim clubs

No user groups or swim clubs will be able to conduct their programs at the Centre until further notice.
Intensive Learn-to-Swim and Diving program  

The intensive Learn-to-Swim and Learn-to-Dive programs planned for the September school holidays are cancelled. We hope to be able to run these excellent programs again in 2021. If you have paid a deposit for this program the Centre will hold this payment as a credit for the next program unless notified. If you require a refund please contact ltsadmin@geelongcollege.vic.edu.au

With the situation changing regularly, we will continue to provide up to date information on the College website, SMS system and emails to keep all our members informed.

We thank you for your continued support and wish you and your families good health and some down time as we work toward stopping the spread of this virus together. 

 

About the Centre

The state-of-the-art aquatic centre features an indoor 8 lane, variable depth pool with a separate diving area with a 3m and 1m competition standard diving board. The centre has the capacity to host many aquatic competitions with a grandstand that can cater for approximately 250 people. The centre prides itself on its highest standard water quality and cleanliness. 

The pool caters for lap and squad swimming, Learn-to-Swim classes, water polo and diving, amongst other activities. The Recreation Centre is located beside the Rolland Centre at the Geelong College Senior School campus and can be accessed easily from Aphrasia Street.

 

 
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Membership

The Geelong College community are able to use the Recreation Centre by taking out a membership of the facility.

Memberships are available for three, six or 12 months. A 10-visit membership is also available.

Learn to Swim and Holiday Programs

The Geelong College Recreation Centre offers Learn-to-Swim and Intensive Holiday Programs and provides a positive learning experience for children.

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Pool Hire

The Geelong College Recreation Centre welcomes group bookings from clubs, schools and associations for training or one-off events.

For all hire requests please fill out the online Recreation Centre Hire Request Form or email tristan.read@geelongcollege.vic.edu.au.

For more information please contact the centre 5226 3129.

Schools Programs and information

The Geelong College Recreation Centre 2019 programs are designed specifically for the needs of local schools and sporting organisations. We will continue our commitment to support the Victorian Education Learning Standards and local community groups.

 

Our qualified team of recreation professionals are friendly and enthusiastic which creates an enjoyable and safe environment for groups and individuals. Our aquatic instructors hold an AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety qualification (or equivalent industry accreditation).

 

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