When can my child start swimming? Our Toddler and Me classes start at six months old, ensuring your child gets the best start in water safety. Bayside Aquatics offers a full progression with classes and Squads for toddlers to adults.
Do you offer lane hire? Yes! Our pool is busy with our Learn to Swim and Squads program so it’s best to give us a call to enquire about lane hire schedules. Contact our friendly team on (03) 9581 3288
Is the pool heated? It sure is! Our pool is set at a comfortable 30-31 degrees, perfect for all seasons!
Do parents have to attend lessons? Bonding time at its best! Due to our high standard of safety, a parent or guardian is required to attend all Toddler and Me and Learn to Swim lessons with their child.
How experienced are your teachers? We have been operating since 1998, and many of our staff have been around since the beginning! Our recruitment process is of the highest calibre and includes many previous Bayside Squad swimmers and Mentone Grammar alumni. Instructors hold qualifications from AUSTSWIM or Swim Australia, as well as CPR and child safety accreditation.
Is my child safe? The safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance to us at Bayside Aquatics. All of our instructors hold First Aid and CPR qualifications along with Working with Children Checks.
How will I know my child’s progress? Progress is constantly monitored with instructors and assessors ensuring your child is always in the right level for their development. Children are promoted through the program as they attain necessary skills, which may occur at any point during the term. Please remember that progress occurs at different rates for different children. It is not unusual for children to take some time in attaining certain skills, please be patient and let your child progress at their own rate.
When should I arrive? Please allow 15 minutes before each class to get ready so that lessons can begin on time. Once you have paid your fees, there is no need to visit reception. Your instructor will take the roll.
What should I bring? For health and safety reasons, the wearing of a Bayside Aquatics swimming cap is compulsory in all lessons. Ranges of latex and silicone caps are available at reception along with goggles. Squads may require additional equipment, so please ask one of our team. Please also bring a towel, change of clothes and appropriate footwear for a swimming pool (thongs).
How do I arrange make-up Classes? Make-up classes will be offered if you contact the centre prior to the swimmer’s lesson time. These classes can be arranged up to six days ahead and are subject to availability. We allow a maximum of two make-up lessons per child, per term.
Where can I buy a coffee? Our fully equipped kiosk offers coffee and light snacks, or you can visit the student-run café at Mentone Grammar's Greenways Campus between 8.30am and 3.30pm Monday-Friday.
How do I pay? We offer payment options to suit everyone. Choose from paying each term in full, via cash or credit card.