Swimsafe - water education for schools

Based on Swimming New Zealand's foundation skills, children will learn entry, balance, buoyancy, breathing and water safety.

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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.

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More information

They will participate in lessons in inflatable boats and practice wearing lifejackets. Swimsafe helps children develop essential water safety and survival skills for life.

We run Swimsafe lessons at any of our Recreation and Sport Centres. We can also provide tutors to run the programme in school pools. The programme can be tailored to meet the individual needs of any school group. Lessons are typically 25 minutes in duration and booked in blocks of 10.

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