COVID-19: To keep you, your whaanau, and the community safe from Covid-19 at ‘orange’ of the new traffic light system. My Vaccine Passes will be a condition of entry at Waterworld and Gallagher Aquatic Centre from Friday 3 December for all customers over the age of 12years and 3 months.

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Learn to Swim

We offer fun,
friendly swimming
lessons for all ages

Hey Parents - Our learn to swim lessons give you that 100% peace of mind that your kids will be safe swimming at the beach, bombing at the river, boating at the lake or swimming in a pool. Every kiwi kid should know the basic swimming strokes - but we are on a mission to achieve much more than this.

We offer group or one-on-one lessons in four age categories at both Waterworld and Gallagher Aquatic Centre

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 A healthy water environment


We are committed to providing excellent water quality. Water in all our pools is manually tested throughout the day and also monitored through technology.

Our pools are chlorinated as all healthy pools require a trace element of chlorine to kill nasty bugs and bacteria. But because we also use an ultraviolet light treatment system, we can keep chlorine to a minimum. The ultraviolet light system also removes chloroforms, which cause sore eyes/itchiness and odour.

Our filtration system combined with the use of chlorine and ultraviolet light is a winning combination in the war against lurgies and helps keep our swimmers and pools healthy.

Babies (3 to 36 Months)

Maximum of 10 babies and caregivers per class

Babies is our specialised Learn to Swim programme for toddlers and babies. Adults take part in the lesson with their babies. 

We have a child-centred swimming philosophy, so children progress from skill to skill at their own pace. We encourage you to swim at least once more each week with your little one to build up their confidence.

All our infant teachers are highly trained and skilled in teaching infant aquatics. The skills your child will develop include:

  • stronger legs through kicking
  • upper body strength and control
  • balance and rocking
  • rolling and spinning
  • hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills
  • language, understanding and imagination
  • self-esteem, confidence and belonging
3 to 36 months

Times and Prices

No more terms! Swimming lessons are now all year round. Our new continuous Learn to Swim programme takes swimming lessons beyond the supervised pool and into water situations our kids naturally explore. 

Term 1

1 February to 16 April

Term 2

3 May to 9 July

Term 3

26 July to 3 October

Term 4

18 October to 19 December

Timetable

$15.50

All classes are $15.50 each and customers need to book for a whole term

$12.00

Payments can be made through direct debit which are distributed over 26 weeks to cover 2 terms which brings the price to $12 per week. Fortnightly and monthly options are also available.

Bookings are essential.

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