Aquatic training programs review update

Monday 15 June 2020

We've certainly missed seeing you around the pool while we've been closed.  

In December last year we asked for feedback to inform our aquatic training programs review.

We sought feedback from:

  • an online survey
  • a drop-in feedback sessions on pool side
  • workshops with peak sporting associations
  • representatives from Yarra Roughies, Yarra Tri, and Inner City Aquatic sport clubs
  • coaching teams and Yarra Leisure staff.

We thank everyone who participated for their valuable insights that informed the future of our aquatic training programs.

We've now completed our review and have presented our final report at a Councillor Briefing in June. Following support from Councillors, we are now giving you the opportunity to review our report, which outlines the review process taken, findings, analysis and recommendations to transition our aquatic training programs into the future. These programs include Yarra Triathlon, Open Age Squads and recreational swimming.

When will the aquatic training programs resume?

Although we’d love to resume our aquatic training programs tomorrow, we need to ensure our centres are safe, clean and in line with government regulations as we commence the reopening of our centres. 

We'll be reopening our centres gradually from Monday 22 June, starting with our swimming pools (for lap swimming and water exercise and rehabilitation), followed by our gyms, group exercise classes and then all other forms of group training and lessons.

Given the slow and considered nature of our return to services we are yet to confirm timelines for the delivery and launch of our improved programs. We will have more information after the successful reopening of each of our facilities and core services.

We’re looking forward to getting back to doing what we love; helping you to stay happy, healthy and connected, but we ask that you bear with us as we continue to work hard to deliver these improvements for you. 

Keep updated on our reopening progress, and find out how to book a swim in the coming weeks on our Road to Reopen webpage.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

How do I find out more information?

If you have any questions please email us at


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