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About Us

About

Our Vision

At Peninsula Leisure we improve lives by inspiring activity and connection.

We are passionate about enhancing the health and wellbeing of the community by creating places to be active, happy and connected. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional experiences to every person with any need at our award-winning places and by living our values.

Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Frankston City Council, governed by an independent board, and charged with the management of the municipality’s leading aquatic and recreation facilities.

Our Purpose

Peninsula Leisure exists to create YOUR PLACE to be active, happy and connected.

We are here to help our community live healthy, happy lives. We create safe, welcoming and inclusive places that inspire activity. Whether you’re a regular gym goer, in need of rehabilitation, looking to learn how to swim or just want to get moving more, you can find your place with us.

Driven by our ability to reimagine along with our talented team, we deliver places and services where you can overcome challenges, make new connections, reach goals, experience positive moments and most of all, have fun.

Our Strategy

We are here to serve and support our community in being active and connected. In every one of our strategic priorities, our values and core themes act as the foundation to deliver.

Our Values

We think people | We reimagine | We deliver

We think people

People are the core of everything we do. We put people first, from the visitors through our doors to our incredible employees, this ensures we create places where everyone is welcome and feels a sense of belonging.

Our employees are the backbone to our success and we are committed to identifying, engaging and developing talent through a true values based culture. Find out more about why Peninsula Leisure is a great place to work here.

We reimagine

We challenge ourselves to think differently. As a team we push the boundaries of innovation within our services and operations. Offering places that are not only inclusive, accessible and highly functional, but also provide engaging experiences.

By reimagining our approach to each challenge or obstacle in our path we hope to inspire our community in their own journey of transformation.

We deliver

We do what we say we are going to do. Through all the fads in the health and fitness industry, Peninsula Leisure delivers stability, reliability and a promise that you will find your place to overcome challenges, make new connections, reach goals, experience positive moments and have fun.

This is our commitment to you and is the driving force behind everything we deliver.

‘Every Child In Frankston Can Swim’

This is Peninsula Leisure and PARC Swim’s mission statement for our community learning to swim. It has been part of our Company DNA from our inception and is something we are very passionate about.  

The current model of Learn to Swim in Australia is well established, with the standardised approach of weekly lessons over many years.

But not every child fits this traditional education model.

To achieve our mission that ‘Every child in Frankston can swim’, we need to think about new ways to teach swimming and water safety. We need to find innovative ways of exposing more children to the minimum essential survival skills which can prevent drownings.

And that’s where you come in.

Over January and February 2024, PARC are running 3 pilot swim programs to test different, non-traditional Learn to Swim models. Each of these programs are targeted at different audiences, using different teaching methods and settings.

Through these programs we hope to learn more about which method has a greater impact on swimming and water safety skills and knowledge, and therefore, which can help us towards our goal of ‘Every Child in Frankston Can Swim’.

Three children swimming in indoor pool

About the Can Swim Pilot Programs

Can Swim – Family swimming and water safety session

  • WHO: Families / parents with children aged 5years and over
  • WHAT: This program is for the whole family to participate in together. Learn basic swimming survival techniques, practise water safety and participate in a variety of rescue scenarios for various inland and open water environments. Have fun while learning how to be safe this summer in and around the water. After the program, enjoy a BBQ, swim in the pool and have a ride down the water slide (weather dependent). 
  • WHERE: Pines Forest Aquatic Centre
  • WHEN: Friday 19 January, 4.30pm-5.30pm
  • COST: Fully subsidised
  • ADDED BONUS: After the program, enjoy a BBQ, swim in the pool and have a ride down the water slide (weather dependent). Complimentary access to PARC and Pines for 2 weeks for all participants. 
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? Start by completing the Expression of Interest below to join the program (scroll to the bottom of the page). All participants are required to complete a survey of questions before and after your program to help us gauge what you have learned during the program to help improve future programs. 

Can Swim – Youth 5 day swim program

  • WHO: Youth aged 13 – 17 years
  • WHAT: This program is for teenagers 13 years to 17 years old who do not regularly participate in swimming and water safety program and wish to gain skills to be safer in and around water. The 5-day intensive program will group teenagers in like levels for progressive and age focused activities, aimed to improve swimming fitness and practise in water safety and rescue techniques. 
  • WHERE: PARC (the final day, Friday 12, will be at Frankston beach)
  • WHEN: Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January, each day for 45 minutes between 10.30am-1.30pm
  • COST: Fully subsidised
  • ADDED BONUS: Complimentary access to PARC and Pines for 2 weeks for all participants. 
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? Start by completing the Expression of Interest below to join the program (scroll to the bottom of the page). All participants are required to complete a survey of questions before and after your program to help us gauge what you have learned during the program to help improve future programs.

Can Swim – Infant 3 day water familiarisation program

  • WHO: This program is for children 6 months to 2 years old (noting the program runs in February so if you have a very little bub now, they might be 6 months by Feb next year!).
  • WHAT: Together, parents and their child participate in this 3-session program to learn the fundamentals of water familiarisation and to begin their swimming and water safety journey.
  • WHERE: PARC
  • WHEN: Over 3 Days – 19, 21 and 23 February, at either 8.30am, 11.30am, 4.00pm or 4.30pm
  • COST: Fully subsidised
  • ADDED BONUS: Parents will leave with activities that they can practice in their own time, along with a PARC goody pack. Complimentary access to PARC and Pines for 2 weeks for all participants. 
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? Start by completing the Expression of Interest below to join the program (scroll to the bottom of the page). All participants are required to complete a survey of questions before and after your program to help us gauge what you have learned during the program to help improve future programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does this cost anything? No, all these programs are fully subsidised, and complimentary to participants.
  • What swimming abilities do you need to participate in these programs? All abilities are welcome to participate in any of the programs.
  • Do I have to be the adult that gets in with my infant?No, you don’t, but you will need a consistent adult in the water to complete the program with the infant. This could be an aunt, uncle, or grandparents etc.
  • What happens if I miss my lesson? Unfortunately, if you miss your lesson/session there are no make-up sessions available. We suggest using your complimentary access to practice outside of your sessions.
  • How does the complimentary access work? Beginning the first day of your program you will be able to access both PARC and Pines for 2 weeks – you will be given an access card for this period.
  • Do you provide a parking permit? No, however if you purchase a ticket and pay for parking, parking can be reimbursed at reception at PARC. Parking at Pines is free.
  • What happens if the weather is not suitable for the Family session at Pines? If the weather is not suitable for the Family swimming and water safety session at Pines– you will receive a text message that day to advise we are moving the session to PARC.
  • I have specific questions for my needs. Any questions, please contact parc.swim@peninsulaleisure.com.au.

Join a Pilot Swim Program

These sessions are open to anyone in our community. Please complete the form below to express your interest in participating. 

Our Vision & Purpose

Our Vision

At Peninsula Leisure we improve lives by inspiring activity and connection.

We are passionate about enhancing the health and wellbeing of the community by creating places to be active, happy and connected. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional experiences to every person with any need at our award-winning places and by living our values.

Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Frankston City Council, governed by an independent board, and charged with the management of the municipality’s leading aquatic and recreation facilities.

Our Purpose

Peninsula Leisure exists to create YOUR PLACE to be active, happy and connected.

We are here to help our community live healthy, happy lives. We create safe, welcoming and inclusive places that inspire activity. Whether you’re a regular gym goer, in need of rehabilitation, looking to learn how to swim or just want to get moving more, you can find your place with us.

Driven by our ability to reimagine along with our talented team, we deliver places and services where you can overcome challenges, make new connections, reach goals, experience positive moments and most of all, have fun.

Our Strategy

We are here to serve and support our community in being active and connected. In every one of our strategic priorities, our values and core themes act as the foundation to deliver.

Our Values

Our Values

We think people | We reimagine | We deliver

We think people

People are the core of everything we do. We put people first, from the visitors through our doors to our incredible employees, this ensures we create places where everyone is welcome and feels a sense of belonging.

Our employees are the backbone to our success and we are committed to identifying, engaging and developing talent through a true values based culture. Find out more about why Peninsula Leisure is a great place to work here.

We reimagine

We challenge ourselves to think differently. As a team we push the boundaries of innovation within our services and operations. Offering places that are not only inclusive, accessible and highly functional, but also provide engaging experiences.

By reimagining our approach to each challenge or obstacle in our path we hope to inspire our community in their own journey of transformation.

We deliver

We do what we say we are going to do. Through all the fads in the health and fitness industry, Peninsula Leisure delivers stability, reliability and a promise that you will find your place to overcome challenges, make new connections, reach goals, experience positive moments and have fun.

This is our commitment to you and is the driving force behind everything we deliver.

PARC Swim Vision

‘Every Child In Frankston Can Swim’

This is Peninsula Leisure and PARC Swim’s mission statement for our community learning to swim. It has been part of our Company DNA from our inception and is something we are very passionate about.  

The current model of Learn to Swim in Australia is well established, with the standardised approach of weekly lessons over many years.

But not every child fits this traditional education model.

To achieve our mission that ‘Every child in Frankston can swim’, we need to think about new ways to teach swimming and water safety. We need to find innovative ways of exposing more children to the minimum essential survival skills which can prevent drownings.

And that’s where you come in.

Over January and February 2024, PARC are running 3 pilot swim programs to test different, non-traditional Learn to Swim models. Each of these programs are targeted at different audiences, using different teaching methods and settings.

Through these programs we hope to learn more about which method has a greater impact on swimming and water safety skills and knowledge, and therefore, which can help us towards our goal of ‘Every Child in Frankston Can Swim’.

Three children swimming in indoor pool

About the Can Swim Pilot Programs

Can Swim – Family swimming and water safety session

  • WHO: Families / parents with children aged 5years and over
  • WHAT: This program is for the whole family to participate in together. Learn basic swimming survival techniques, practise water safety and participate in a variety of rescue scenarios for various inland and open water environments. Have fun while learning how to be safe this summer in and around the water. After the program, enjoy a BBQ, swim in the pool and have a ride down the water slide (weather dependent). 
  • WHERE: Pines Forest Aquatic Centre
  • WHEN: Friday 19 January, 4.30pm-5.30pm
  • COST: Fully subsidised
  • ADDED BONUS: After the program, enjoy a BBQ, swim in the pool and have a ride down the water slide (weather dependent). Complimentary access to PARC and Pines for 2 weeks for all participants. 
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? Start by completing the Expression of Interest below to join the program (scroll to the bottom of the page). All participants are required to complete a survey of questions before and after your program to help us gauge what you have learned during the program to help improve future programs. 

Can Swim – Youth 5 day swim program

  • WHO: Youth aged 13 – 17 years
  • WHAT: This program is for teenagers 13 years to 17 years old who do not regularly participate in swimming and water safety program and wish to gain skills to be safer in and around water. The 5-day intensive program will group teenagers in like levels for progressive and age focused activities, aimed to improve swimming fitness and practise in water safety and rescue techniques. 
  • WHERE: PARC (the final day, Friday 12, will be at Frankston beach)
  • WHEN: Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January, each day for 45 minutes between 10.30am-1.30pm
  • COST: Fully subsidised
  • ADDED BONUS: Complimentary access to PARC and Pines for 2 weeks for all participants. 
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? Start by completing the Expression of Interest below to join the program (scroll to the bottom of the page). All participants are required to complete a survey of questions before and after your program to help us gauge what you have learned during the program to help improve future programs.

Can Swim – Infant 3 day water familiarisation program

  • WHO: This program is for children 6 months to 2 years old (noting the program runs in February so if you have a very little bub now, they might be 6 months by Feb next year!).
  • WHAT: Together, parents and their child participate in this 3-session program to learn the fundamentals of water familiarisation and to begin their swimming and water safety journey.
  • WHERE: PARC
  • WHEN: Over 3 Days – 19, 21 and 23 February, at either 8.30am, 11.30am, 4.00pm or 4.30pm
  • COST: Fully subsidised
  • ADDED BONUS: Parents will leave with activities that they can practice in their own time, along with a PARC goody pack. Complimentary access to PARC and Pines for 2 weeks for all participants. 
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? Start by completing the Expression of Interest below to join the program (scroll to the bottom of the page). All participants are required to complete a survey of questions before and after your program to help us gauge what you have learned during the program to help improve future programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does this cost anything? No, all these programs are fully subsidised, and complimentary to participants.
  • What swimming abilities do you need to participate in these programs? All abilities are welcome to participate in any of the programs.
  • Do I have to be the adult that gets in with my infant?No, you don’t, but you will need a consistent adult in the water to complete the program with the infant. This could be an aunt, uncle, or grandparents etc.
  • What happens if I miss my lesson? Unfortunately, if you miss your lesson/session there are no make-up sessions available. We suggest using your complimentary access to practice outside of your sessions.
  • How does the complimentary access work? Beginning the first day of your program you will be able to access both PARC and Pines for 2 weeks – you will be given an access card for this period.
  • Do you provide a parking permit? No, however if you purchase a ticket and pay for parking, parking can be reimbursed at reception at PARC. Parking at Pines is free.
  • What happens if the weather is not suitable for the Family session at Pines? If the weather is not suitable for the Family swimming and water safety session at Pines– you will receive a text message that day to advise we are moving the session to PARC.
  • I have specific questions for my needs. Any questions, please contact parc.swim@peninsulaleisure.com.au.

Join a Pilot Swim Program

These sessions are open to anyone in our community. Please complete the form below to express your interest in participating.