Welcome to the Y International Student Programs. Our goal is providing opportunities to International Students looking to improve their health and wellbeing, or keep active.

These programs are offered free of charge to international students in the local area.

Spaces are limited, registration is essential.

Current programs

Swimming lessons

Our swimming lessons for adults and teens teach important water safety skills, not just for the pool but for rivers, lakes and the ocean.

Whether you're a complete beginner, want to become more confident in the water or are looking to improve your swimming technique – we can help you achieve your goals.

In the adult and teen swimming program, you have the opportunity to:

  • learn foundational skills in swimming such as floating, treading water and basic strokes;
  • develop and refine previously learnt swimming strokes;
  • achieve personal goals for your own swimming needs.

Program requirements

Please bring swimwear, towel and dry clothes to your swimming lessons. Goggles are recommended but not essential.

Our swimming teachers

Our teachers provide a safe, social and encouraging learning environment. They hold nationally accredited swimming teacher and water safety certificates, as well as current CPR and first aid certificates.

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Health and Fitness Class

Get active throughout Semester 2 with our free weekly fitness class! The class involves functional strength training, high intensity interval training and education about safe practices within a gym envrionment.

We'll take you through your paces and ensure you finish each session feeling like you've accomplished a health and fitness goal. We'll also help you progress and improve your overall fitness throughout the 12-week period.

When: Every Tuesday, 4:30pm-5:30pm (from 6 August to 22 October 2024)

Where: Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre Health Club (1 Grace Street, Hawthorn, VIC 3122)

How to get involved: The classes are free, however bookings are required.

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Got a question?

Please email community@ymca.org.au to register your expression of interest or for further information.