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Learn to Swim

We offer fun,
friendly swimming
lessons for all ages

Enrol in our babies' lessons before 31 May and receive 10 x free aqua nappies. We offer three lesson levels, all taught in warm water with experienced instructors.

Pipis: 3 months - 8months

Kina: 9 months - 18 months

Wheke: 19 months - 3 years


Our Learn to Swim lessons give you the assurance 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 and be confident swimmers.

We offer group lessons for all ages (starting from 3 months) at both Waterworld and Gallagher Aquatic Centre

To chat to our learn to swim team please contact learntoswim@hcc.govt.nz


Babies (3 to 36 Months)

Babies – For babies 12 weeks to 3 years old. Adults take part in the lesson with their babies. We have a child-centred swimming philosophy, where 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.

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. 

To enrol in lessons pop into Waterworld or Gallagher Aquatic Centre*


* We do not offer classes on public holidays



All classes are $17.50 each 

Squad-level classes are $18.50 each

Babies Classes (from 3 - 6 months of age) - $8.00

25% discount across all learn to swim fees with proof of valid community services card