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Yarra Leisure News / 
March 2019

Labour Day public holiday opening hours

Fitzroy Pool on a sunny day

There will be changes to our opening hours and group exercise timetables for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday 11 March.

All leisure centres: 8am to 6pm

Burnley Golf Course: 6.30am to 8pm

View the group exercise timetable or pick up a printed copy at reception.

Celebrate International Women's Day with us

Yarra celebrates International Women's Day 2019 graphic

Today is International Women's Day. Join our celebrations by coming along to our remaining free activities and events:

  • Women's only swim lessons
  • Women's only gym night
  • Women's only functional circuit class
  • Women's only groove funk class.

Register for our events so you don't miss out!

Spa, sauna and steam room upgrade

Spa at Fitzroy Pool

We're upgrading the spa, sauna and steam room at Fitzroy Pool. These areas will be closed during the works from Tuesday 12 March and will reopen Friday 22 March.

What will the works involve?

The works include:

  • installation of a new heater, control and cedar wood in the sauna
  • installation of a new steam generator and benches in the steam room
  • glass resealing and ventilation improvements to the areas
  • re-flooring the areas
  • refurbishment of the associated shower area.

How do I find out more?
For more information, contact us on 9205 5180 or at

Learn to golf free clinic series at Burnley Golf Course

A man and a woman standing on a green at Burnley Golf Course smiling with the man holding the flag

Are you keen to try your hand at golf but haven’t played before? Join us at our learn to golf clinic series where we'll cover all skill areas to get you ready to hit the course.

In each clinic our PGA professionals will focus on a skill and help you gain a better understanding of the game.

Clinic sessions

The clinics all have a unique skill focus:

What is the cost?

All of these clinics are free. Places are limited, so you must register online via eventbrite. We will contact you shortly after to confirm your booking. 

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact our friendly staff at Burnley Golf Course on 9205 5048 or email

Jess Lea announced as Group Exercise Instructor of the Year finalist

Jessica Lea, gym instructor of the year finalist

Our very own Jessica Lea has been announced as a Group Exercise Instructor of the Year finalist by Fitness Australia in the 2019 Australian Fitness Awards supported by Les Mills.

Jessica said, “My purpose as a group exercise instructor is to create a supportive and motivating class which will encourage everyone to embrace exercise as a lifestyle choice.”

We're very proud of Jessica's achievement, and we wish her luck for the national award ceremony in Sydney on Thursday 11 April.

Find out more on the Fitness Australia website. 

Stroke improvement courses

Woman stream lining under the water

We've got 2 stroke improvement courses beginning in late March at Richmond Recreation Centre on Wednesday's and Fitzroy Pool on Friday's from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.

Our course focuses on a wide variety of progressive drills to improve all areas of swimming by developing technique and endurance across all four swimming strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Register for the 5 week course online:

Please note the course at Fitzroy Pool from Thursday 21 March is sold out. 

Bookings now open for April school holiday program

Five children on the edge of the pool smiling

Bookings are now open for our level 1 to 6 intensive swimming program being offered during the school holidays from Monday 8 April to Friday 12 April.

If your child has just started a new level or is almost ready to, this program is the perfect opportunity for them to master their skills and learn essential water safety skills!

Book a spot if you're looking for a fun activity for your children over the school holidays:

MS 24hour Mega Swim highlights

Three young girls under the water at Fitzroy Pool smiling holiday MS Mega Swim love hearts

Image by Ben Vella from Shoot Everything

On Friday 22 February we hosted the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim at Fitzroy Pool. Together, we raised a whopping $110,506!

Thank you to everyone involved for supporting people with MS to live the lives they want. You can still donate and support the cause.

Take a dip into our Mega Swim highlights:

  • Highest fundraising individual: Marilyn Simmons (MS Floaties) raised $3,315
  • Overall winning team: Indefatigables raised $8,403 and swam 64km
  • Youth Award: Inner City Aquatic Avengers raised $3,280 and swam 82.2km
  • The Bruce McCulloch Memorial Award: Luise Topma (MS Floaties captain).

View all our highlights on our website. 

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Questions and feedback

Should you have any questions regarding the information in this edition of Yarra Leisure News please contact us on the numbers listed below or reply to this email.

Collingwood Leisure Centre
Cnr Turnbull and Hoddle Sts, Clifton Hill
p. 9205 5522

Fitzroy Swimming Pool
Alexandra Pde, Fitzroy
p. 9205 5180

Richmond Recreation Centre
Gleadell St, Richmond
p. 9205 5032

Burnley Golf Course
Cnr Loyola and Madden Gr, Burnley
p. 9205 5048