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Aquarena swimming lesson updates

Starting from July 1, 2023, Aligned Leisure will manage all ten Manningham aquatic and leisure facilities, including the Aquarena under the name of Active Manningham. While we are dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition, we understand that you might have some questions. To address your concerns, we have compiled this comprehensive FAQ section. This guide covers essential information about changes to the swim school program, and payment schedules.

Manningham Council, Belgravia Leisure and Aligned Leisure have been working together to minimise any disruption to you and your family when using the facilities and services, but there will be some changes, so we have put together the following information to assist you.

Key information:

  • The Swimming Lesson program from 1 July 2023 will be the Swim and Survive program developed by Royal Lifesaving Society of Australia (RLSSA).
  • The majority of current centre staff, including swim teachers, have confirmed their employment with Aligned Leisure, so you will see many familiar faces around the centre and in the water.
  • All of your customer and membership information will be securely transferred to Aligned Leisure and your membership will continue without interruption. There is no need for you to take any action.
  • Your direct debit schedule will move to fortnightly, with the first direct debit commencing 6 July 2023.
  • The annual price increase to swimming lessons will occur on 1 July 2023 with your new price listed below.
  • Students will still be able to play and swim before, after and on other days as part of their membership.

Direct debit information

  • Please be aware, there will be a slightly different payment schedule from 1 July 2023 than you have currently, we have mapped out the process for you below:
    • Belgravia Leisure will only collect payments by direct debit for lessons provided up to and including 30 June 2023. Some customers’ payments will likely be a smaller pro-rata portion of their regular payment.
    • Aligned Leisure will collect payments by direct debit for lessons from 1 July 2023.
    • Your new membership fee will be $22.60 per lesson (or $45.20 per fortnight- 2 lessons) from the 1 July 2023.
    • Your first direct debit payment with Aligned Leisure is detailed below.
Lesson day
First debit – 6 July
Lesson date charged for
$67.80 (3 lessons)
3, 10, 17 July
$67.80 (3 lessons)
4, 11, 18 July
$67.80 (3 lessons)
5, 12, 19 July
$45.20 (2 lessons)
6, 13 July
$45.20 (2 lessons)
7, 14 July
$67.80 (3 lessons)
1, 8, 15 July
$67.80 (3 lessons)
2, 9, 16 July
  • Your regular fortnightly payment will then be $45.20 (for 2 lessons) commencing from 20 July 2023.
  • Aligned Leisure will be listed on your payment transaction.

Frequently asked questions

Yes. Aligned Leisure partner with the Royal Lifesaving Society of Australia (RLSSA)  to deliver the nationally accredited Swim and Survive Program, which is backed by 125 years of experience in swimming and lifesaving.

A fun and dynamic swimming and water safety program that focuses on the development of swimming, personal survival, basic rescue and lifesaving skills. The program aims to provide students with the required skills to lead safe and active lives in, on and around water. Further information on the program can be found at Royal Life Saving Society.

Mostly, yes. Aligned Leisure have offered employment to all current teachers and is aiming to keep all the same teachers at the same times.

No. While the transition will see a new curriculum introduced, the skills that students are learning now are transferable between programs meaning there is no need for reassessments.

Our team have mapped the previous programming to the Swim and Survive Program. Please see below conversion chart for reference:

Current Level Name

New Level Name

Infants & Toddlers

Starfish Taz 1

Little Wonders 1

Starfish Taz 2

Little Wonders 2

Starfish Taz 3

Little Wonders 3

Pre – School

Seahorse Queenie 1

Little Wonders 4

Seahorse Queenie 2

Pre-School Level 1 (PL1)

Seahorse Queenie 3

Pre-School Level 2 (PL2)



Jellyfish Adele

Level 1

Platypus Victor

Level 2

Seal Syd

Level 2

Marlin Mel

Level 3

Shark Bruce

Level 4

Orca Ozzie

Level 5


GOswim Academy level 1

Squad 1

GOswim Academy level 2

Squad 2


Adult 1 – Get Wet


Adult 2 – Move


Mostly, yes. Aligned Leisure have offered employment to all current teachers and is aiming to keep all the same teachers at the same times.  We will communicate with families after 1 July should any families or lessons be impacted.

Speak to our friendly customer service team in centre or contact us if you have any questions.

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