For children aged 5 years and over, group lessons are a series of progressive classes catering for all abilities. Children progress through the levels of achievement working towards the end goal of performing five water safety skills continuously.

Visiting Recreation and Sport Centres during Alert Level 2

Our centres remain open under COVID Alert Level 2, with steps in place to ensure people can maintain physical distancing and that we have the ability to contact trace. Please stay at home if you or anyone in your house is unwell. Find out more.

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You can book in for your group fitness class, including Spin, AquaFit and Tumbletimes. 

Some times of the day can be busier than others and we will continue to monitor capacity to ensure our customers can physical distance. There may be queues at times, please be patient with other customers and our staff while we work through these changes together. We’ll keep people moving as quickly and as safely as possible and ensure physical distancing. 

Swimsmart
Until Saturday 26 September our Swimsmart programme is running with reduced times and programming. Lessons for Tigersharks, Barracudas, Marlins and Mini Squads are on at the usual times. All other lessons are on hold.
Starting Monday 28 September a new Swimsmart programme has been created to enable all lessons to run under Alert Levels 1 and 2 without disruption. Bookings open on Monday 21 September. Find out more.

 

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Timetable

Monday to Friday from 3.30pm and Saturday and Sunday mornings.

25 minute lessons.

Jellyfish

For the non-confident beginner who has had little or no aquatic programme experience. The classes focus on safe entries and exits, blowing bubbles and submerging in water and floating in the water with assistance.

Flounders

This class is designed to work on floating and propulsion skills. This is the right class if your child can: Float on front and back relaxed with assistance, blow bubbles and can go underwater and retrieve objects from the bottom of the pool.

Stingrays

This class is designed to teach the basics of freestyle, backstroke and water safety skills. This is the right class if your child can: Float on front and back, kick on front and back with a board.

Sharks

A class that introduces breathing techniques, survival backstroke and works on increasing water safety knowledge. This is the right class if your child can:

  • swim with confident freestyle arms
  • swim backstroke independently

Tiger Sharks

This class is designed to consolidate breathing skills with freestyle and backstroke and water safety survival skills including using a lifejacket. This is the right class if your child can:

  • swim 10m freestyle with breathing
  • swim 10m backstroke

Barracudas

A class designed to increase swimming distance in freestyle and backstroke, introduce breaststroke arms and a 50m survival swim. At the beginning of this class the child should be able to:

  • breathe with their freestyle 15m
  • backstroke 15m and demonstrate propulsion through the water using a sculling action

Marlins

Designed to consolidate technique of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke while combining water safety skills learnt in earlier levels to be able to perform a sequence of 5 water safety skills continuously. This is the right class if your child can:

  • swim 25m freestyle with bilateral breathing
  • swim 25m backstroke
  • swim breaststroke

Junior Learners

A great opportunity for children aged 9 to 14 years who have never learned to swim. Designed to build confidence and water safety skills for the older swimmer within a small group, starting with floating and moving onto freestyle and backstroke technique.