Learn to Swim


Our partnership with Northern Arena Swim School allows us to provide the highest quality swimming lessons - from 3 months to 103 years - across our two great facilities: Waterworld and Gallagher Aquatic Centre.

Learn to Swim lessons

Welcome to Hamilton Pools and Northern Arena's Learn to Swim Programme. Our highly trained and friendly instructors will get your young one confident in the water. We put a strong emphasis on water safety, good swimming technique, confidence building and fun!



Holiday Intensive Programmes

During every term break we offer limited spaces for children who would benefit from extra swimming lessons, and those who just love to swim and want to move ahead faster. The programmes run for every day for a week, with the option to stay after the lesson and have a free swim!!

Aqua Education

We are proud to help our community by providing the Water Skills for Life programme, to improve children’s confidence, water safety skills and knowledge in and around the water. This programme is available for schools throughtout the Waikato region.

Adult Learn to Swim

Not all adults were able to get swimming lessons as children. If you are one of them, why not do something about it with Hamilton Pools? We offer lessons and support to get more adults swimming and confident in the water.


Please click here for Waterworld's morning Timetable

Please click here for Waterworlds Afternoon Timetable

Please click here for Gallagher Aquatic Centre's timetable

please note this are subject to avability, please call us for an up to date timetable