Our 48 week Program

48 Week Swimming Program (from July 1 2018)

The 48 week program is designed to allow students to become more proficient and safe in and around the water in less time. Swimming lessons are held during the school term as well as during each of the school holiday periods. The impact of a longer period without lessons can often result in students losing some of the skills they have learnt during the term.


Our 2018 Lessons will run over the following dates:

Friday 19th January – Thursday 29th March

Monday 9th April – Sunday 1st July

Monday 9th July – Sunday 23rdDecember


Water Safety weeks and themed weeks will occur over the course of the year as per our 2018 Swimming Lessons Calendar.

Here is a breakdown of the Swimming Lessons Membership fees for the 2018/2019 year:

  • The lesson cost is $17.08 per lesson
  • $17.08 x 48 weeks = $819.84 for the whole year
  • The total yearly cost is divided by 48 weeks over 24 fortnightly debits ($819.84/24 )

The total is therefore $34.16 per fortnight which is the direct debit amount.


The remaining 4 weeks unaccounted for (totalling 52 weeks) is where you are eligible to suspend your Swimming Lessons Membership over the summer preiod between December and January. This can be done via our website or in person within the centre from October 1st 2018.

If you suspend your membership for the 4 weeks over summer you will not have access to the centre under the Swimming Lesson Membership and casual entry must be paid when you visit the centre during that period. 

If you do not suspend over the summer period you will continue to have access to Kensington, Carlton Baths, North Melbourne Recreation Centre and Melbourne City Baths during this period.

If there are any questions regarding the 48 week program please contact us via email: kensington@ymca.org.au