Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim class descriptions

These descriptions apply only to Auckland Council Learn to Swim classes:

  • Tepid Baths
  • Birkenhead
  • Glenfield
  • Stanmore Bay
  • Takapuna
  • Manurewa
  • Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa

For information on classes provided by an external operator, please contact the centre directly.

Baby and toddler classes

We provide a range of classes for babies and toddlers based on different levels of development:

  • Baby (six-12 months)
    • Develop water confidence and hand-eye co-ordination
    • Hold on to the side independently
    • Respond to cueing
    • Introduction to submersion
  • Toddler (one-three years)
    • Water confidence and submersion
    • Front and back float aided
    • Jump into pool and monkey walk aided
  • Toddler Advanced (one-three years)
    • Submersion
    • Float rotation aided
    • Jump in and monkey walk independently
    • Kick independently

Preschool (three – four years)

Improve your child’s coordination and develop their skills by enrolling them in the preschool swim school. With varying stages of development, each class caters to your child’s ability. We offer classes for:

  • Beginner
  • Confident Beginner
  • Improver
  • Breather Beginner
  • Breather Intermediate
  • Breather Advanced

School age classes

Teach your child the essentials of being water safe and develop their key swimming skills. We have a large range of classes from beginners to advanced swimmers, plus squad sessions that work on technique and stamina. We offer classes for:

  • Beginner
  • Confident Beginner
  • Improver
  • Breather Beginner
  • Breather Intermediate
  • Breather Advanced
  • Stroke 25/50, Stroke 100/200, Stroke 400
  • Mini Squad, Junior Squad, Senior Squad

Teenagers and adults

Whether you’re learning to swim, perfecting your stroke or wanting to condition your swimming, we have classes for all abilities, from beginner to advanced swimmers.

  • Beginner nine-16 years
  • Intermediate nine-16 years
  • Breather nine-16 years
  • Adult Beginner
  • Adult Breather
  • Adult Advanced

Keep Fit

This excellent class provides programmes for the advanced swimmer. Not available at all centres.

Private lessons

One-on-one private lessons are available to suit all ages and abilities. They are structured to meet individual needs and requirements.