Slow, medium or fast, we’ve got a lane for you.
Our pools are open all year round so we invite you to come take a dip in our indoor heated pools. We keep at least two lanes available for lap swimming.
The benefits of lap swimming
Swimming is fantastic for your all-round health and fitness. Benefits of lap swimming include:
- it’s great exercise – doing laps in the pool uses nearly all of your muscle groups so you can build your strength and endurance;
- it reduces stress – the repetitive nature of lap swimming has a relaxing effect on the mind, simply focus on your swimming strokes and let your worries float away;
- it increases flexibility – by using your entire body, lap swimming can make your body more supple while also improving coordination, balance and posture;
- it’s a low-impact activity – lap swimming is a gentle way to exercise, so it’s a good option for people who want to ease into a workout.
Lap swimming at Peter Krenz Leisure Centre
At different times of the year, lap lanes may be limited or closed to accommodate school carnivals and other special events. We'll notify you before the closure date, in centre and via social media. Otherwise, there should always be lap lanes available for lap swimming. We recommend you check the lap lane availability below before you visit.
We are an accredited Watch Around Water centre, meaning there are guidelines that must be followed when visiting us.
Lap lane availability
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.