Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enrol for vacation swimming (VacSwim) lessons at Mt Helena Aquatic Centre?
VacSwim lessons are run by the Department of Education and Swimming & Water Safety. Information can be found on their website https://www.education.wa.edu.au/swimming-lessons or by phoning 9402 6412.
How can I enrol in Series 2 VacSwim Lessons (Monday 13 – Friday 24 January 2020)?
Late enrolments will be taken at 11am on Sunday 12 January at Mt Helena Aquatic Centre. Places are limited and are on a first come, first served basis (to ensure a place it is recommended you complete an online enrolment earlier in the year through the Department of Education website).
Who can enrol?
Anyone aged 5 years and over can enrol in VacSwim. Local community children and teenagers participate in VacSwim lessons to improve their swimming ability, with classes from beginner's right through to Bronze Medallion.
Is the pool open for public swimming while VacSwim lessons are being held?
Mt Helena Aquatic Centre is a small centre with limited space, therefore during VacSwim class times the main pool is closed to the general public. The small pool is available for young children to use during VacSwim lessons (please note that an adult must be in the water with children aged under 5).
NEW TRIAL: As a trial, during Series 2 VacSwim (commencing Monday 13 January) the pool will be open for public use from 12noon (normal opening hours) instead of 1.30pm. Please note however that there will be limited space for public use.
Do I need to book for parties/social gatherings?
Yes, any large group of over 10 people proposing to attend the pool are requested to advise staff beforehand to assist with managing space, equipment and additional staffing.
What are the opening hours of Mt Helena Aquatic Centre when school goes back?
Once Term 1 commences, the pool will be open from 3.15pm–6pm on weekdays and from 12noon–6pm on weekends and public holidays.
What date does the Mt Helena Aquatic Centre close this year?
The Centre will close for public use on 31 March 2020, however will still be open for school use until 9 April 2020.
Is Mt Helena Aquatic Centre under threat of being closed?
Council is not considering closing Mt Helena Aquatic Centre. A new ten year Agreement has recently been signed between the Shire of Mundaring and the Department of Education.