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.

Become a Swimsmart member

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

Community service, KiwiAble and Hapai cardholders are entitled to a 25% discount on all Swimsmart memberships on presentation of a valid card.


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

20-minute lessons.

Lessons run in parallel with school terms.

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


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.


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. 


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.


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.