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
- Learn to Swim Term Dates
- Find the right class for you or your child
- Enrol online
- Book a free swim assessement
- Proceeding to squad swimming
- Learn to Swim terms and conditions
Term 1: Tuesday 31 January – Thursday 6 April
Term 2: Monday 24 April – Sunday 2 July
Term 3: Monday 17 July – Sunday 24 September
Term 4: Monday 9 October – Sunday 17 December
There are no swimming lessons scheduled on public holidays (and Monday-ised public holidays)
School holiday intensive lessons will be available depending on each swim school's availability.
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 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.