Cowes Outdoor Pool opening season has now closed. Please check back later on in the year for opening dates.
Our pools are supervised by qualified lifeguards at all times. Our 25 metre pool and toddler pool are open to Bass Coast YMCA members and casual visitors during December and January each year. We also have a small kiosk along with plenty of shaded areas for families to enjoy.
Prices (cash only)
Everyone is welcome to use our pools for a casual entry fee.
|YMCA Bass Coast member*
*If you're a member at Phillip Island Leisure Centre or Bass Coast Aquatic and Leisure Centre, entrance to our pool is free.
*If membership was not suspended for the Summer.
*Gymnastics participants - not free as debit is suspended for Summer.
We are located at Cowes Primary School, close to Cowes town centre (just 200 metres from IGA Cowes), with plenty of free parking available on site.
Cowes Primary School: 177 Settlement Road, Cowes VIC 3922
25 metre pool
Our 25 metre outdoor pool is solar heated and available for lap swimming and aquatic play.
Our toddler pool is ideal for young children and toddlers who are building their confidence in the water. The shallow depth makes it easy for parents assisting their children in the water.
We have a range of healthy snacks, drinks and ice-creams available to purchase from our kiosk. So whether you need an energy hit or a post-swim pick-me-up, we've got you covered.
Watch Around Water policy
At YMCA Victoria we are a Watch Around Water endorsed aquatic safety organisation. The following information is the new watch around water policy launched in centre from 1 September 2019.
Watch Around Water is a set of industry guidelines outlining the minimum supervision requirements of young children at all affiliated aquatic venues.
Children under 5 years oldAll children MUST be accompanied into the centre by a person over the age of 18 and supervised within arms’ reach, at all times in the water.
All children MUST wear a pink wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming.
Children will not be admitted without a full fee paying parent/guardian who must also be in the water at all times. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 5 years exceeds the ratio of 1:2 (effective 1 September 2019).
Children under 10 years oldAll children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the centre by a person over the age of 18. All children MUST be actively supervised by an adult over the age of 18 at all times. The adult must have a clear and active view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them (this includes tech and devices).
All children MUST wear a yellow wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 10 years exceeds the ratio of 1:4.
Birthday partiesAll children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the centre by a person over the age of 18 and handed over to the supervision of the birthday party leader (staff member).
All birthday party participants must wear a BLUE wristband AND an age based wristband (pink or yellow) to identify their participation in a party (effective 1 September 2019). The adult guardian of the birthday party child MUST remain accessible and actively supervise the group at all times.
At the conclusion of the birthday party the child/children will remain in the supervision of the birthday party leader and supervising parent until physically handed over to their supervising parent/guardian.
Visit the watch around water websiteFor more information visit the Watch Around Water website.