Group lessons with caregiver and child in the water. Develop water confidence and safety skills for your child in a fun and interactive way. 

All Council facilities closed – COVID-19 updates

We’ve closed all of our Council facilities until further notice, to support the Government’s fight against COVID-19.

This includes pools and recreation centres, libraries, service centres, community facilities, the Christchurch Art Gallery and all our visitor’s centres in gardens and regional parks.

It’s important to proactively look after our mental and physical wellbeing. Whilst our centres are closed you can join us for workouts from the comfort of your living room. Join our daily Facebook live fitness classes.

All payments have been automatically frozen for all members (pool, fitness, multi, and Swimsmart) including direct debits. Expiry dates on concession cards will also be extended.

Please take care, be kind to yourself and others.

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More information

Become a Swimsmart member

mother with baby in water

Timetable

Classes Monday to Sunday from 9.00am.

25 minute lessons.

Tiny Turtles

For babies aged six to 12 months. An introductory course for caregivers and babies. Participants will learn a variety of water safety skills and holds for the front and back. Also covered is how to submerge and roll the child in a fun and friendly environment.

Pipis

For toddlers aged 12 to 24 months. A caregiver-child class designed to gain water confidence and independence in a fun and friendly environment through games and songs. Skills include water safety skills, kicking, submerging, blowing bubbles and floating.  

Starfish

For toddlers aged 24 to 36 months. A caregiver child class designed to gain water confidence and independence in a fun and friendly environment through games and songs. Skills include water safety skills, kicking, submerging, blowing bubbles and floating. 

Frogs

Experienced toddlers (requires instructor recommendation). Designed for the very confident and competent child who has completed other Swimsmart levels.