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Half-price swimming lessons for Plunket kids

Families can start learning to swim young, for less! Thanks to a proud partnership between Auckland Council and  Plunket, Plunket kids aged six months to five years are eligible for a year's worth of subsidised swimming lessons.

Water safety

Water safety is a vital part of living in New Zealand. While we have an amazing coastline and beautiful waterways to enjoy, tragically 88 people lost their lives to preventable drownings in 2017. Seven of those deaths were children under the age of five.

The suite of skills we teach in Learn to Swim classes is designed to make our precious tamariki safer.

All Learn to Swim students are taught key water safety skills first, then progress to mastering swimming skills. They learn to be safe in and around water including backyard pools, public pools and beaches - so you and your whanau can enjoy Auckland and its beautiful waterways.

And it's not just about the kids. Learn to Swim specialist Brynn Armstrong says teaching water safety provides vital skills for both parents and children: “We love to get parents involved in their kids' lessons, to learn what they can do to keep children safe around water.”

Pools and leisure centres offering half-price lessons

Half-price swimming lessons for Plunket kids are available at:

The discount applies to classes from Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm, and is valid for four consecutive term enrolments. Little swimmers must be enrolled into Baby, Toddler or Preschooler lessons.

Register for half-price swimming lessons for Plunket kids

Send us a completed registration form and we'll be in touch with a time to enrol them in a suitable programme for their skill level.

Water safety tips

Read some family water safety tips from Plunket on the Tots to Teens website.