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 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
  • Children's Safety

Outdoor pool

Summer open dates: 30 November 2019 to 22 March 2020

Our 50 metre outdoor pool is open to the public every summer season from November to March. Escape the heat, host a children’s party, or just enjoy the fitness benefits of regular swimming. Each summer, we have plenty of activities planned, including giant inflatables and extended swimming hours.

Indoor pool

Our 25 metre heated indoor pool is available year-round for lap swimming, aqua aerobics, swimming lessons and aqua play. Enjoy the health benefits of swimming in all seasons. We welcome bookings for school programs.

Open: All year

Program pool

Our heated indoor program pool is for gentle exercise and aquatic education lessons. You can download our program pool availability here

 Open: All year

Toddler pool

Our indoor toddler pool is suitable for toddler and small children. Have fun and help your child build confidence in and around water over the cooler months at Benalla Aquatic Centre.

Open: All year

Hot weather policy

In the event of the weather temperature being 34° and above at 5pm, the centre will remain open subject to the following conditions:

  • Suitable weather conditions
  • Minimum patronage of 15
  • Staff availability

Children's Safety

Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent, and children younger than five require a parent within arm’s reach. All parents, guardians and carers must comply with our Watch Around Water policy. 

  • 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 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 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 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 10 years exceeds the ratio of 1:4.

  • Visit the watch around water website
    For more information visit the Watch Around Water website: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au 

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