Skipton Outdoor Swimming Pool welcomes casual visitors for lap swimming and water play.
Our pool is solar heated and generally operates between 25º to 28º.
Opening hours and season information
We are open from Saturday 26 November 2022 until Monday 13 2023.
|Monday to Friday during the school term||2:30pm - 7:00pm|
|Weekends, public holidays and school holidays||11:00am - 7:00pm|
We offer mid-morning swimming on Tuesdays from 9:00am until 10:30am during the open season.
(plus staff costs associated with any out of normal operational hours use)
|School participant entry||$2.80|
Does the pool have lifeguards?
Yes, qualified lifeguards are on deck at each of the six swimming pools. Lifeguards have a serious role to play in keeping users of the swimming pools safe; we ask that you assist them in their role by actively supervising children who are in your care whilst at the pool.
I would like to swim laps, do the pools cater for this?
Yes, lap swimming sessions are held at Skipton Outdoor Swimming Pool on Thursdays from 6:00am until 7:30am during the open season.
Skipton Outdoor Swimming Pool is located at Blake St, Skipton 3361.
Watch Around Water policy
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 oldAll 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 1 September 2019).
Children under 10 years oldAll 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.
Birthday partiesAll children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the centre by a person over the age of 18 and handed over to the supervision of the birthday party leader (staff member).
All birthday party participants must wear a BLUE wristband AND an age based wristband (pink or yellow) to identify their participation in a party (effective 1 September 2019). The adult guardian of the birthday party child MUST remain accessible and actively supervise the group at all times.
At the conclusion of the birthday party the child/children will remain in the supervision of the birthday party leader and supervising parent until physically handed over to their supervising parent/guardian.
Visit the watch around water websiteFor more information visit the Watch Around Water website.