BOOKINGS

LAP SWIMMING

We want to ensure the Pines Forest Aquatic Centre remains a safe and enjoyable environment for our entire community, so weve made changes to the ways the facility operates.  Please note we are open for EXERCISE ONLY due to the current restrictions. 

There is NO RECREATIONAL SWIMMING available at this time. 

Prior to booking, we ask that you read our COVID-19 Info section carefully. This details all the processes we have put in place to protect you, our team and our community. We are all having to adjust to a new normal, and ask that you please respect our conditions of entry. 

Bookings are available 3 days in advance and swim sessions are for 50 minutes only.

 

To book and pay online you will need to:  

Step 1: Find your session and time. To do so, go to ‘Book a Session’ below and then choose your day and time.  If there is no button to book a session, then the session is currently full.

Step 2: Create a My PARC account. If you are a Complete OR Aquatic PARC member, you will already have one set up, just log in with the email address you have registered with us. 

Step 3: Book and pay for your session online using the simple online wizard. 

Step 4: You will receive a confirmationemail with all the details you need about your booking. Please review this at home so you know what you need to bring and our conditions of entry, and then arriveat the Pines5 minutesprior to your allocated time and wait in your car until your session start time. There will be no early entry.    

For more information on how to book, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

To book and pay online simply click below, choose your date, and follow the prompts!If you get stuck, please emailinfo@parcfrankston.com.auand we will come back to you. 

BOOK YOUR SWIM

SESSION PRICES

Starting from Monday 28th September, entry to the Pines Forest Aquatic Centre will be on a casual, pay-as-you-go system. We are asking all visitors to book and pre-pay for their swim to avoid disappointment as a walk-in.

Casual pricing

TYPECOST
50 minute swim$5.00

Note – the session times above are strict. If you wish to swim and change you must do it all within your allocated time slot. This is essential for cleaning between sessions, and helping us to manage the strict capacity limits. 

PARC Members

TYPECOST
50 minute swim$5.00

Note – during the initial reopening period, all memberships remain on hold, and both members and non-members will be required to pre-book and pre-pay for all swim sessions with a simple pay-as-you-go system. 

Have any more questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

CHILDREN AND BOOKINGS

We ask that you use discretion around your child’s ability to swim and familiarise yourself with our pool etiquette section. There is no standing and chatting at lane end and distancing is required.  Below is a detailed table around child ages and our Watch Around Water policy, please make sure you read and comply. All children under 13 MUST have adult supervision.

Age groupAccessibilityBookings
Children under 10 years old (0 – 9 years old): Yes can access, actively supervised. Lap Swimming access only. You will need to book and pay for your child and ONE adult will be allowed to ‘actively supervise’ from the sidelines without booking. Contact details must be recorded, social distancing and face coverings are mandatory for supervising adults.
Children under 13 years old (10 – 12 years old): Yes, but must have a supervising adult over the age of 18 in the Centre.
Lap Swimming access only.
You will need to book and pay for both yourself and your child if you are both swimming and you will both need to have an account with separate email addresses in order to do this.
ONE adult can supervise from the sidelines there is no requirement for a booking. Contact details must be recorded, social distancing and face coverings are mandatory for supervising adults.
Children under 16 years old (13 – 15 years old): Yes, no supervision needed.
Lap Swimming access only.
Your child will need to create an account with a unique email address, and book and pay online. ONE adult can choose to accompany the child to supervise and does not need to book. Contact details must be recorded, social distancing and face coverings are mandatory for supervising adults.
Children under 18 years old (16 – 17 years old): Yes, no supervision needed.
Lap Swimming access only
Your child will need to create an account with a unique email address and book and pay online.

CHANGING YOUR BOOKING

If you are unable to attend the session you have booked, log into your account, and cancel the booking.

A pass will be added to your account to use for the next time you book if you cancel more than 2 hours before the start time.

This also allows others to book and enjoy a swim!

Step 1: In the top right-hand corner of the booking schedule, select ‘My Account’ and log in using your credentials.

Step 2: Once logged in, click on ‘Schedule’ and you will see your booking. Click ‘CANCEL’ and you will receive a pass on your account to re-book your session, as long as it is more than 2 hours before the start time.

For more information on how to book, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

GROUP BOOKING EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot currently take group bookings for our 2020/2021 season, however we are taking expressions of interest from groups for later in the season.

Group Booking Prices

TYPECOST (inc GST)
Lane Hire (Per Hour)$57.00
Pool Hire (Per Hour)$340.00

WATCH AROUND WATER GUIDELINES

Watch Around Water is an education and public awareness raising program to address the growing concern of supervision of young children at public swimming pools. It aims to define minimum supervision requirements for children to ensure Pines Forest Aquatic Centre is a safe venue for the whole community to enjoy.

Did you know drowning is the leading cause of preventable death in children under five years of age? From 2013/2014 to 2014/2015, there was a 30% increase in the national drowning rate for the 0-4 age group.

Our lifeguards are essential for safety; however, they are not intended to replace the close supervision of parents/guardians for young children.