Swimming pools

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Overview

Council manages the Kerang and Cohuna Outdoor Swimming Pools over the summer months from November to March and the year-round Kerang Exercise Pool. 

Kerang Exercise Pool

A small but welcoming facility, the Kerang Exercise Pool is heated to between 30 and 34 degrees and provides access to warm water exercise within the Gannawarra.

Whether you are a parent with a young child, recovering from an injury, have a disability or even if you just want to keep active; the Kerang Exercise Pool is for you!

Bookings are essential (30-minute or one-hour blocks), which can be done by phoning (03) 5450 9345 during business hours.

Location: Patchell Plaza, Victoria Street Kerang (click here to view on Google Maps)

Phone: (03) 5450 9333

Opening times

Day Opening hours
Monday 7.00am - 12 noon
Tuesday & Thursday 11.00am - 2.00pm
Wednesday & Friday   7.00am - 2.00pm
Public holidays  CLOSED

**The Kerang Exercise Pool will be closed between 12 noon - 12.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. 

2023/24 admission prices

General Admission Cost 1/2 Hour Cost 1 Hour
Adult $5.75 $8.00
Pensioner $3.75 $5.50
5 - 18 years $3.75 $5.50
Groups (up to 10 people) * N/A $45.00
Multiple group bookings* N/A $200.00 for 5 sessions

 *An additional $45 lifeguard fee per hour applies for group bookings that cannot supply their own qualified lifeguard. 

 

Warra Waders Learn to Swim Program

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Classes

Swimming is an important skill for children to learn. Our qualified and experienced AUSTSWIM or Swim Australia trained Swim Instructors will help develop your child’s aquatic education skills  and knowledge by having fun, building confidence and learning skills that will be with them for life!

Warra Waders swim school is licensed to conduct the Royal Life Saving Society’s Swim and Survive Program. Swim and Survive is a national swimming and water safety program that aims to prevent drowning and increase the participation in safe aquatic activity.

Our swimming lessons are conducted for 30 minutes, once a week and are available for children from 6 months of age.

Session Times

  • Monday               12.30pm - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday              9:00am – 11.00am
  • Wednesday         4.30pm – 6:30pm
  • Thursday             9.00am – 11.00am

Enrolments

If you would like to enrol your child in the Warra Waders program, please phone Council on (03) 5450 9333.

Cost

$10 per session paid as term enrolment.

The program runs in line with Victorian State Government school terms dates. Payment of swimming lesson fees must be made within the first two weeks of each term.

NOTE: Refunds will only be given with a medical certificate for the dates your child is absent. For full terms and conditions of enrolment please see our enrolment form.

Kerang and Cohuna swimming pools

Council manages the Kerang and Cohuna Outdoor Swimming Pools over the summer months from November to March.

The 2023/24 season is currently occurring, and will finish at 7pm Sunday, 10 March.

Cohuna Swimming Pool

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The Cohuna Swimming Pool features 3 outdoor pools (33.5m main pool, intermediate and toddler pools), waterslide, change rooms, kiosk and shaded seating.

Please visit Council's Facebook page for upcoming events.

Location: Tennis Road, Cohuna (click here to view via Google Maps)

Phone: (03) 5456 2726

Kerang Swimming Pool

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A popular family venue featuring two outdoor solar heated pools (intermediate and 50m), Splash Park, waterslide, family change rooms, kiosk, barbecue and shaded seating.

Please visit Council's Facebook page for upcoming events.

Location: 19-21 Shadforth Street, Kerang (click here to view via Google Maps)

Phone: (03) 5452 2062

Opening times

Monday, 13 November 2023 - Thursday, 30 November 2023 

3pm-7pm daily

Waterslide open 3pm-6pm weekends

Friday, 1 December 2023 - Wednesday, 31 January 2024 

10am-8pm daily

Closed Christmas Day (Monday, 25 December 2023)

12 noon-7pm Boxing Day (Tuesday, 26 December 2023)

12 noon-7pm New Year's Day (Monday, 1 January 2024)

12 noon-7pm Australia Day (Friday, 26 January 2024)

Waterside open 1pm-5pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends, depending on staff availability

Thursday, 1 February 2024 - Thursday, 29 February 2024 

10am-8pm daily

Waterslide open 3pm-6pm weekends

Friday, 1 March 2024 - Sunday, 10 March 2024

3pm-7pm daily

Waterslide open 3pm-6pm weekends 

Admission costs 2023/24

Adult $4.80
Concession/Student 5-16 years $3.90
Children under 5 years of age Free
Non-swimming patron $1.50
Family day pass $16.50

10-visit pass

Adult $40.00
Concession/Student 5-16 years $28.00
Family $120.00

Season ticket

Adult $108.00
Concession/Student 5-16 years $65.00
Family $200.00
Concession - Family $93.00

 

Morning Laps

The Cohuna and Kerang swimming pools run a Morning Laps program between December and February.

Session times are below:

Cohuna Swimming Pool – 6am to 8am Tuesdays and Thursdays

Kerang Swimming Pool - 6am to 8am Thursdays

Weather Policy

The Cohuna and Kerang swimming pools will be closed on days the Bureau of Meteorology website’s forecast temperature for either town is 23 degrees Celsius or lower. Please note this policy is not applicable to the Morning Laps program and may not apply to planned activities, such as school bookings and VicSwim events.

Opening hours may be extended beyond scheduled closing time on days of extreme heat.

Venues may also close to the public when rain or thunderstorms are forecast.

Details on changes to operational hours will be promoted via Council's Facebook page.

 

Making the most of your visit

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Our pools have adopted Life Saving Victoria’s Watch Around Water pool safety program. As part of this program, the following guidelines are in place:

  • Children under 5 years of age must be accompanied in the water by a parent (or carer) or person over the age of 16, remaining within arms reach.
  • Children aged between 5 and 10 years of age must be clearly and constantly visible and remain directly accessible.

All children must be actively supervised at all times.  Unsupervised children (of any age) will be removed from the water if the lifeguard is concerned for their safety.

For more information, please visit the Life Saving Victoria website.

Pool rules are in place at each venue to ensure everyone is able to enjoy their time safely. These rules are on display at each venue.

Please stay safe and respect the directions given by our Lifeguard Team. 

 

Pool bookings

To make a booking at the Cohuna Swimming Pool, Kerang Swimming Pool or Kerang Exercise Pool, please complete the below booking form.

NOTE: The submission of a booking form does not confirm your booking. Council will formally respond to all booking requests in writing to confirm.

Please click here(PDF, 380KB) to view Council's Swimming Pool Hire terms and conditions.

Community-managed facilities

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A number of swimming pool facilities are located across the Gannawarra which are managed by independent volunteer groups.


Koondrook Swimming Pool - Cnr Koondrook West Road and Forest Street (click here to view on Google Maps)

Phone: (03) 5453 2085

For information regarding operating hours, please visit the Koondrook Swimming Pool Facebook page.


Leitchville Swimming Pool - Kerang-Leitchville Road (click here to view on Google Maps)

Phone: (03) 5456 7368

For information regarding operating hours, please visit the Leitchville Swimming Pool Facebook page.

 


Quambatook Swimming Pool - River Street (click here to view on Google Maps)

Phone: (03) 5457 1373

For information regarding operating hours, please visit the Quambatook Swimming Pool Facebook page.