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Aquatic Centre

PLC Aquatic Centre is committed to providing educational programs which aim to develop competency in the lifelong skills of water safety and survival, health and physical activity in aquatic environments whilst focusing on participation and having fun. Comprehensive aquatic programs are offered to children attending the College starting at the Early Learning Centre, developing through the Junior School and continuing on into the Senior School. The Aquatic Centre program covers units in Learn to Swim and Water Safety, stroke development, water survival, springboard diving and water polo. The PLC Aquatic Centre also offers Learn to Swim and Water Safety programs, club swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and courses for the local community.

PLC Aquatic Club

The PLC Aquatic Club was formed in 2000 to provide PLC students and members of the wider community with ongoing training and opportunities to participate competitively in the disciplines of Swimming, Diving and Synchronised Swimming. The Club currently has representatives in those disciplines at State and National level.

Club Membership is a requirement for all College and community participants who train in swimming (beginner and advanced squads), diving and synchronised swimming squads.

The benefits of Club membership are:-

  • regular supervised/structured training sessions
  • club competitions/district and other official competitions
  • newsletters
  • social functions/ meet new friends
  • improved health, fitness and well being
  • develop and improve skills/techniques


Damien Gogoll - Head Coach
Christina Eberhard - Swimming Coach
Sarah Subbiah - Swimming Coach
Stephanie Taylor - Swimming Coach

Synchronised Swimming
Eria Leal – Head Synchro. Coach
Dilini Kithsiri – Synchro. Coach
Leonie Blackwell – Synchro. Coach 
Prateeti Sabhlok – Synchro. Coach

Rohan Blake - Head Dive Coach
Georgie Tobias - Dive coach
Robert Walker - Dive coach 
Arabella Aldous Urwin - Dive Coach
Curtis Collins - Dive Coach 


2012/13 Club Captains

Swim Captain: Tim Disken
Junior Swim Captain: Jason Wong
Dive Captain:
Synchronized Swim Captain:


2012/13 Club Committee

President: Mark Moon
Vice President: Ken Liow
Secretary: Richard Boyce
Treasurer: Shelly Hawkins
Swip Rep: Damian Gogoll
Dive Rep: Rohan Blake
Synchro Rep: Erika Leal
Management Rep: Shelly Hawkins

PLC Aquatic Club Constitution

Learn to Swim and Water Safety Classes

The PLC Aquatic Centre provides quality Learn To Swim  and water safety lessons for a range of abilities; from infants to adults, beginner to squad level. Our staff are highly qualified, experienced and committed to providing a program that encompasses water familiarisation, water safety, survival techniques, deep water experience, stroke development, fitness and fun. Classes are conducted in the Learner’s Pool (0.5m – 1.0m depth), in the 25m Pool (1.2m – 1.8m depth) and in the Dive Pool (3.8m deep).

Lessons are held at the centre on Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, 3:45pm – 6:45pm and Saturday mornings, 8 am –11:30am for children 3+ years of age. Our Infant/Toddler program is held on Saturday afternoons 11.30am and 12 noon and 12:30pm, which includes parent/carer involvement. Lessons are of 30-minute duration and Terms usually have 8 lessons.

Please refer to Learn To Swim and Water Safety Information and applications downloads for program dates and costs.

Holiday Programs – Learn to Swim and Water Safety (LTS & WS) and Diving 2012

The Learn To Swim & Water Safety is a 5-day intensive program for children 3 years and over. Lessons are of 30-minute duration. Class times are 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10: 30, 11:00 and 11:30am.

A 5-day diving program is also available during the holidays. Lessons are 1 hour in duration and the program aims to provide an introduction to springboard diving. Class times are 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00am.

Please refer to downloads for application.


PLC Aquatic hosts AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Courses (TSW).

Infant course (INF) and competitive strokes courses (TCS)

Bookings are to be made online through the Austswim website: www.austswim.com.au

LSV Courses
PLC Aquatic is a Life Saving Victoria Licensed Course provider.
The following LSV courses and re-qualifications are held regularly throughout the year:

Lifeguard Updates 
Senior First Aid Level 2, updates

Please contact the aquatic centre for dates and information on 9808 0277.


Aquatic Centre patrons may park in:

  • the senior school parking area, entry is via Gate 4 in Parer St 


  • Patrons with medical symptoms of any gastrointestinal infection (known or suspected) must not enter the water. Patrons are not to swim if they have had diarrhoea in the past 2 weeks.

  • Adopt 'Healthy Swimming Practices'. Wash hands with soap after going to to toilet or changing a nappy. Shower and wash thoroughly with soap before entering the water.

  • Papillomas/molluscums/warts or other infectious skin infections must be treated and covered prior to entering the water.


Children 10 years and under, in the learn to Swim Program, holiday and after school club programs, are not permitted entry into the pool unless supervised at all times by a parent or carer (sixteen years or older)




Email: learntoswim@plc.vic.edu.au

Tel: (03) 9808 0277
Fax: (03) 9889 8368
Email: aquatic@plc.vic.edu.au