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 1

All our centres are open. Capacity restrictions have been lifted so you can enjoy the pools, fitness centres and group fitness classes with friends and whānau.

You can book in for your group fitness class, including spin and aquafit. Swimsmart bookings are also open. 

Tumbletimes, gymnastics and the Southern Centre are all open and running as normal.

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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 03 981 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.