Small group lessons for children aged 3 to 5 years, introducing some structure while focusing on growing water confidence and developing water safety skills. Develop water confidence and safety skills for your child in a fun and interactive way.

Visiting Recreation and Sport Centres during Alert Level 2

Graham Condon, Jellie Park, Taiora QEII and Pioneer remain open.

  • Fitness Centres and pools do not require bookings.
  • For group fitness classes and Tumbletimes, to help manage numbers and avoid waiting times an online booking process is in place.
  • For programmes such as Swimsmart, pre-school gymnastics, the Southern Centre and sport group bookings, the standard booking process applies.

Due to COVID restrictions, there may be some delays to entry. Please be patient and kind. 

Find out more about using a Rec & Sport Centre under Alert Level 2.

 

Become a Swimsmart member

Our Swimsmart programme has proved very popular this term, with our lower levels Otters, Jellyfish, Flounders and Stingrays currently at capacity at Graham Condon, Jellie Park and Taiora QEII. Pioneer does still have some spaces available for Flounders and Stingrays.

We are working on adding more classes in the near future and ask you to keep an eye on our website for updates on when these become available.

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Timetable

Monday to Friday from 9.00am.
Saturday and Sunday from 8.00am. 

20 minute lessons.

For specific class times please call 03 941 8999 or visit your nearest facility

Otters

Children build their confidence and water safety skills. Focus is on safe entries and exits, blowing bubbles and submerging and floating on front and back with assistance.

Seahorses

Children develop at their own pace and are introduced to safe propulsion from the wall with a return, floating on front and back and developing assisted rotation front to back in the water. 

Seals

Children develop at their own pace and will learn to roll from front to back to front, to dog paddle while kicking and how to enter safely and then use propulsion from the wall and return.

Dolphins

Children develop at their own pace, beginning to formalise stroke development. The focus will be on freestyle stroke rolling to back to breath, independent back kick, backstroke and frog kick.