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Learn to Swim

With so many beaches and pools in Auckland, being able to swim is an essential safety skill for adults and children.

Why learn to swim?

Great for kids

Swimming helps kids flourish in so many ways:

  • developing motor skills
  • developing hand-eye coordination
  • learning to be adaptable
  • learning about effort and reward
  • learning to retain information
  • increasing their self-confidence.

And it’s fun! Get them out of the house and into the pool.

Great for adults

Learning to swim as an adult opens up a world of possibilities, from increasing your confidence to brave the waves at the beach or keep up with the kids in the pool.

Once you’ve learned, the ability to swim opens up worlds of fun: competitive swimming, surfing, surf lifesaving, water polo, snorkeling and more.

Great for your body

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise. It’s efficient because it uses the whole body the whole time.

It’s non-weight bearing, so there is less impact on joints. Swimming increases your range of motion because its natural action is a constant and repetitive stretch – like yoga in the water!

Like any form of exercise, swimming helps address stress and anxiety and releases those feel-good endorphins.

Learn to Swim Information

2024 Learn to Swim Term Dates

Term 1: 30 January - 14 April 2024
Term 2: 29 April - 7 July 2024
Term 3: 22 July - 29 September 2024
Term 4: 14 October - 15 December 2024

There are no swimming lessons scheduled on public holidays (and Monday-ised public holidays)

Learn to Swim intensive lessons will be available depending on each swim school's availability.

Which class is right for me or my child?

Click on the flow chart to find the right level for you or your child. If you are new to Learn to Swim lessons, you will be a beginner in your age group.

Once you know which class to book into, please enrol using the button below or visit your nearest swim school.

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If you have had lessons before or time has lapsed since your last lesson, we recommend you get an assessment by clicking the button below.

Book an assessment

Proceeding to squad

Once you or your child have mastered swimming, it's great to keep it up to maintain swim fitness.

Swimming squads are scheduled, so they help you stick to your training. And they’re social! Enjoy the fun of informal competition while you maintain or develop your swimming.

Contact your swim school for more information.

Learn to Swim terms and conditions

Read our Learn to Swim school terms and conditions.

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