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

Become a Swimsmart member

Our Swimsmart programme is available at Graham Condon, Jellie Park, Pioneer, Taiora QEII and Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool.

Community Services Card and Hāpai Access(external link) cardholders are entitled to a 25% discount on all Swimsmart memberships on presentation of a valid card.

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  • Monday to Friday from 9am.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 8am. 

25-minute lessons.

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

Lessons run in parallel with school terms.

Tiny Turtles

For children aged six months to 1.5 years. 

An introductory course for caregivers and babies. Participants will learn a variety of water safety skills and holds for the front and back while developing water confidence and independence through games and songs in a fun and friendly environment.  

Skills include water safety, blowing bubbles, submerging and kicking.


For children aged 1.5 years to 2.5 years. 

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, blowing bubble, submerging, floating, propulsion and kicking. 


For children aged 2.5 years to 3 years.

Designed as a transition group, it emphasizes the holistic development of the children in a supportive environment that encourages exploration and discovery through play and interaction. We are aiming to encourage more independence in the water while having less support from their caregiver.

Skills include water safety, blowing bubbles, submerging, floating, propulsion and kicking so that children can safely move themselves through the water independently.