Aquatic Programs

YMCA Aqua PlayYMCA AQUAPLAY

This program has now being running over 2 years at the Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA. The aim is for children between the ages of 1-4 years old to have fun, learn basic skills and gain confidence in the water.

An Aquatic Education Instructor, Austswim Qualified is present to guide and teach children and parents water safety. The Centre has purchased exciting brand new equipment specifically for this group to enhance the children’s play time.

The Aquaplay is held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9am – 11am (with an Aquatic Education Instructor)

  • Monday                                  9.00am – 11.00am                  $4.50 per child
  • Wednesday                            9.00am – 11.00am                  $4.50 per child
  • Friday                                     9.00am – 11.00am                  $4.50 per child

The Aquaplay equipment is open on Tuesday, Thursdays from 9am – 11am (no instructor)

  • Tuesday                                   9.00am – 11.00am                  $4.50 per child
  • Thursday                                  9.00am – 11.00am                  $4.50 per child

WATER POLO
Water Polo is a team water sport. The team consists of 6 field players and 1 goal keeper with a maximum of 6 substitutes. Game play involves players swimming and passing the ball while trying to score goals by throwing the ball into the goal area.

The Clarence Crocs is the Clarence Aquatic Centre’s Home Team. Anyone can join or just come and try out a session. We cater for school ages 12 and up, Under 14’s, Under 16’s, Under 18’s and Seniors in both boys and girls.

Please contact John Pankiw at Tas Water Polo on 0457 928 875 for session times and further information.

CANOE POLO
Canoe Polo is a competitive ball sport played on water in canoes, within a defined field. Two teams battle each other, each team with 5 players. The object of the game is to get the ball into the opponent’s goal, with the team scoring the most goals the winner.

The ball is passed between players hand to hand, with some use of the paddle permited. A player in possesion can be tackled by being pushed over by the shoulder. Players may only hold the ball for a maximum of 5 seconds. Players can dribble the ball by throwing it out of reach ahead of themselves or sideways on the water.

The game is often described as a combination of water polo, basketball and kayaking. It is a fast paced game, only for those who dare to play! The tactics and playing of the game are similar to those in basketball or water polo, but with the added complexity of the canoe’s.

For more information on Canoe Polo, please email Aaron Ward wardy_2605@hotmail.com

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