Centre Update 27 November 2020

The Recreation Centre will be operating on the current restrictions into next year until further advice has been given by the Government.

The lap booking system will also remain in place during this period, our operating hours will still be limited and sessions may vary from week to week, we ask for our members understanding as we attempt to maximise opportunities for everyone and thank you for your appreciation and support during the pandemic.

All fixed term memberships will remain on hold. If you would like to use the remainder of your membership fee to pay for your swims as you go, we can arrange this. Please contact Tristan Read for further information.

Intensive Learn-to-Swim, Learn-to-Dive and Squad programs

Our Intensive Learn-to-Swim, Learn-to-Dive and Squad programs will resume in January:

Week 1:  Monday 11 – Friday 15 January 2021
Week 2:  Monday 18 – Friday 22 January 2021

Christmas Closure

The Centre will be closed from Sunday 20 December 2020 and reopen on Wednesday 6 January 2021.

Online Lap bookings for 2021 will open from Friday 1 Jan 2021.

Our Intensive Learn-to-Swim, Learn-to-Dive and Squad after school program will start Monday 1 February 2020.

Lap Swimming
  • The pool is available for limited lap swimming, walking and mild exercise with a pay-as-you-go system, see entry prices below.
  • A maximum of 20 patrons at a time will apply to pool lap swimming/exercise.
  • All sessions are 1 hour per booking and patrons must leave the facility immediately after their session.
  • At times members may need to share lanes to accommodate an increase in patronage.
  • If you are feeling sick or unwell, you must cancel your booking and not attend the Centre. You can cancel your booking via email, or by calling the Centre.
  • Access without a booking will not be permitted, including in between sessions. You will not be able to enter the Centre 10 minutes after your booking time has commenced.
  • Masks must be worn at all times when indoors. They must also be worn outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5 metres away from others (unless you have a valid exemption).

Please visit the lap swimming bookings page for session and booking information.

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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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