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Enrolments and upgrades

Enrolments for the aquatic education program can be made at any stage throughout the swimming term except during the last two weeks of term. This can be done via email or in person at the Melbourne City Baths. Classes are booked on a first come first served basis.

Payments are organised on a fortnightly direct debit schedule and enrolments can only be taken when the initial payment is received. Students are automatically re-enrolled for successive terms to ease the process. Students will be enrolled in the same class for the following term unless they have been upgraded by their teacher or completed the stopping payments/classes process (see attached enrolment forms for details). All direct debit students are entitled to free swimming outside lesson times which allows them to practice what they have learnt.

Download application form

Aquatic education membership application form (PDF, 280kb) 

How direct debits are calculated

There are approximately 40 aquatic education lessons per year, we multiply 40 lessons by the cost per lesson then divide by 24 fortnights.

Example: 40 lessons x $13.75 = $550/24 =$22.90 per fortnight.

Normally there are 26 fortnights each year therefore Melbourne City Baths does not debit your account on two occasions during the Victorian summer school holidays. Direct debits will still occur during the Autumn, Winter and Spring holiday periods.

Melbourne City Baths has an aquatic education start-up fee please contact a leisure service officer 9658 9011 for more details.

Changing classes

Aquatic education is a progressive program which means students may be upgraded to the next level at any stage throughout the term. If the student is demonstrating competency in all skills of their current level, the instructor will issue them with an ‘upgrade slip’. This needs to be presented to reception staff to change classes for the following term.

Please note: Melbourne City Baths follows industry guidelines of pupil to instructor ratios, so upgrades can only occur if spaces are available.

Stopping payments/classes

A period of one month's written notice must be provided prior to the end of the current aquatic education term. The Customer may cancel their membership by completing a customer amendment form or by contacting us by email. Failure to notify Melbourne City Baths will result in your scheduled direct debit payment being charged.

Missed Class Policy

If you miss a class you must provide a medical certificate to be eligible for a family swim pass.

Please note we do not offer make up class or refunds for missed lessons.

For any questions regarding our missed class policy, please speak with a leisure services officer at reception.



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