Casey Recreation & Aquatic Centre (RACE) (Cranbourne)
Ground Floor - Pool Deck 50m Lap Pool
A competition-standard, 8 lane lap pool with a moveable 1.5m wide boom to create two 25m pools.
Water Play Zones
This area includes a splash park, toddlers pool, leisure pool, whirlpool, learn-to-swim pool, Space bowl / tandem raft waterslide.
Warm Water Exercise Pool
Measuring 14m x 13m and with a water temperature of 34 C, the warm water exercise pool is ideal for people recovering from injury or with conditions such as arthritis. Please note that this pool is only available for persons aged 16 years old or over. Children may use this facility if accompanied and actively supervised by an adult in the pool.
Spa, Sauna, Steam Room
Designed for relaxation and revitalisation for persons aged 16 years and over.
Reception and Cafe
A popular meeting area that features retail, cafe and lounge areas, and a reception and administration zone to cater for booking and membership enquiries.
Enjoy your exercise, or relax and finish the shopping knowing your children are being looked after in our creche. The creche provides a fun filled, caring environment for all children. Through our educational and enjoyable program, we cater to the needs and abilities of all children in our care.
Includes change rooms, spectator seating, meeting room for groups of up to 80 (please contact reception for booking details) and first aid room.
Level One - Health and Fitness Cardio & Weights Experience
Our Health Club is jam packed with state of the art user friendly fitness equipment, designed to help you achieve your health and fitness goals! Our Personal Trainers are here to help! They provide you with the support, motivation and results you want. When your here, see if you can spot them! But be aware, they don't look like Drill Sergeants or Robots, they are the enthusiastic staff wearing the red shirts.
Group Fitness Studios
The variety is endless!! With Les Mills choreographed classes such as Body Pump, Body Attack, Body Balance, Body Combat & Body Step to freestyle classes including cycle, step, tone & sculpt, and boxing/circuit classes, we have something for everyone. Come along and try a class, while your here you might be lucky enough to meet some of our friendly and passionate group fitness instructors
Programs include: Aquatic Education
More than just a swimming lesson! It's great to have fun in the water, and the Casey RACE can help you and your children learn how to do so safely. Our unique Aquatic Education programs are about much more than just learning to swim.
Our Aquatic Education Program taught by AUSTSWIM trained staff will teach you:
Stroke Development in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly & Sidestroke
Survival Techniques including treading water, sculling & rescue skills
Open Water learning for confidence & ability outside of the pool, including beaches, rivers & the surf
Teamwork, decision making, building self esteem and goal setting
Treat your child to a birthday party at Casey RACE. This is a great opportunity for you to sit back, relax and let someone else organise the party, run the games, worry about the catering and handle the cleaning-up!
AquaSafe School Holiday Program
The AquaSafe School Holiday Program is a water safety and skill development program conducted over five lessons during the school holidays for children aged 5-12 years. It's a great way for your child to enjoy the water in a fun, educational and safe environment.
The program is designed to equip students with knowledge of aquatic environments beyond the pool and to encourage skills in personal survival.
Five 30-minute classes.
All teachers hold current CPR and AUSTSWIM qualifications.
Only six children per class.
Every child is enrolled in age and skill appropriate sessions.
Every child receives a certificate.
Participants can continue on with further aquatic education by enrolling in the YMCA AquaSafe aquatic education programs conducted in the centre and often by the same teacher, ensuring a smooth transition.
All the pools are indoors which is handy on those searingly hot days. The standout highlights are the slides which are great. The Space Bowl slide features a large bowl which swirls swimmers around before dropping them out of a hole into a little pool (think spin cycle in the washing machine) and a Raft Slide which is a twisting tube ride in total darkness (except for some illuminated arrow signs). Both rides are a bit scary but heaps of fun. For the Space Bowl you need to be more than 1.2m tall AND more than 10 years old and for the Raft Ride you need to be more than 1.2m tall although a child who is this height but less than 10 years old can go on a tandem raft with some-one older than 16. The use of the slides is included in the general admission price. The queues for the rides were reasonably long but the rides were well worth the wait.
The whole centre is quite new and the facilities are clean and in very good condition. There are plenty of family changing rooms and the staff were very friendly and helpful. As well as the 50m pool which was divided into two 25m pools (one 1.2m deep and the other 1.8m deep) by a movable boom, there was a warm water exercise pool (not really a kids area since there is no activity allowed other than a mild fluttering of the eye lids), a decent size leisure pool which has a huge bucket which fills up with water and then dumps its load on everyone waiting expectantly below and a toddlers pool with splash park.
We found the pebbly type floor surface rather slippery and care needs to be taken when walking around the leisure and toddler pools. It is amazing to think that designers haven't been able to develop a suitable non-slip floor surface. The cafe area was rather small. There is a huge sculpture of an English Roach from the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.