COVID-19 Update

 

The Geelong College Recreation Centre has been closely monitoring the ongoing updates from the Government, Lifesaving Victoria, the Department of Education and other sources of information on COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The Recreation Centre and The Geelong College will close as of Friday the 20 March at 7.30pm. The Centre will remain closed until further notice. This is a voluntary change to our operations and not as a consequence of any reported cases of infection in the College community.

It has been a very tough decision but under the circumstances we hope you will understand and support our decision.

Learn to swim

All Learn-to-Swim lessons will finish on Friday the 20 March, Learn-to-Swim students will be given a credit for the last weeks of the program that will be missed due to the closure.

At this stage we hope to start our Learn-to-Swim term on the 14 April 2020 as per normal.

If the term is still effected by the closure of the Centre, payments made will be credited to the student.

Any correspondence required relating to our Learn-to-Swim can be directed to Sue Gook via email sue.gook@geelongcollege.vic.edu.au or by contacting the Centre on 5226 3129.

Swimming memberships

All current (3, 6 and 12 month) swimming memberships will be suspended effective of the closure date and reactivated once the centre is reopened. 

A reminder that 10 visit passes don’t have an expiry date.

User Groups /Swim clubs

No user groups or swim club will be able to conduct their programs at the centre during this closure period until further notice.

Intensive learn to swim and diving program  

 Learn-to-Swim/Diving program on the 30 March – 3  April 2020 will be postponed until the 6 July – 10 July. Course cost can be credited to the new intensive dates.

The Centre will provide up to date information on the college web page, SMS system and emails.

 

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.

 

Opening Hours - School Term
Monday - FridaySaturdaySunday
6:00am - 8:45am
7:00am - 1:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm  
3:30pm - 7:30pm  

Opening Hours - School Holidays
Monday - FridaySaturdaySunday
6:00am - 9:00am
7:00am - 1:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm  
3:30pm - 7:00pm  
Labour Day

Please note the Centre will be closed on the Labour Day public holiday, Monday 9 March.

College Swimming Training

The Centre will host College swimming training on the following dates and times. Please note there will be limited lanes or no lanes available as indicated below:

Monday mornings, 7am-8am (limited lanes)
Monday afternoons, 3.45pm-5pm (no lanes available)
Wednesday mornings, 7am-8am (limited lanes)
Thursday afternoons, 3.45pm-5pm (no lanes available)

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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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