Foster Outdoor Pool welcomes casual visitors for lap swimming and water play.
Our facility features a 25 metre lap pool, toddler's pool, kiosk, and grassed areas for large and small groups to enjoy.
We regularly bring out our giant inflatables and host Family Fun Days over the summer - keep your eyes on on our news & events page for all upcoming events.
We are open (weather permitting) from 15 December until 9 March on days when temperature is forecast for 25 degrees or above.
We determine our opening hours based on the Leongatha forecast on the Bureau of Meteorology website by 6:00pm on the day prior.
|Open mornings||Open afternoons|
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday*||7:00am - 9:00am||3:00pm - 7:00pm|
|Tuesday, Thursday||-||3:00pm - 7:00pm|
|Saturday, Sunday||-||12:00pm - 7:00pm|
|School holidays||-||12:00pm - 7:00pm|
*Free water play: 9:30am - 11:00am Friday
Foster Outdoor Pool will remain open to the public until 8.30pm if the forecast maximum temperature for Leongatha is listed as over 35 degrees on the Bureau of Meteorology website at 6.00pm the day prior.
Everyone is welcome to use our facilities for a casual entry fee. If you're a regular user, a season pass is a better value option. To find out more, call us on (03) 5682 2047.
Season pass holders gain access to all South Gippsland outdoor pools. On days when the outdoors pools are not open due to cooler weather, season pass holders are permitted to use our sister site, South Gippsland SPLASH.
Foster Outdoor Pool is located at 15 Reserve St, Foster VIC 3960. We're situated next to Foster Golf Club.
Plenty of free street parking is available around the swimming pool.
Watch Around Water Policy Information
At YMCA Victoria we are a Watch Around Water endorsed aquatic safety organisation. The following information is the new watch around water policy launched in centre from 1 September 2019.
Watch Around Water is a set of industry guidelines outlining the minimum supervision requirements of young children at all affiliated aquatic venues.
Children under 5 years oldAll Children MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18 and supervised within arms’ reach, at all times in the water.
All children MUST wear a pink wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming.
Children will not be admitted without a full fee paying parent/guardian who must also be in the water at all times. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 5 years exceeds the ratio of 1:2 (effective September 1 2019).
Children under 10 years oldAll Children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18. All children MUST be actively supervised by an adult over the age of 18 at all times. The adult must have a clear and active view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them (this includes tech and devices).
All children MUST wear a yellow wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 10 years exceeds the ratio of 1:4.
Birthday PartiesAll children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18 and handed over to the supervision of the birthday party leader (staff member).
All birthday party participants must wear a BLUE wristband AND an age based wristband (pink or yellow) to identify their participation in a party (effective September 1 2019). The adult guardian of the birthday party child MUST remain accessible and actively supervise the group at all times.
At the conclusion of the birthday party the child/children will remain in the supervision of the birthday party leader and supervising parent until physically handed over to their supervising parent/guardian.
Visit the watch around water websiteFor more information visit the Watch Around Water website: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au