Learn to Swim Classes
Gold Quality Swim School
Swim Waipa were delighted to be awarded with a Gold Quality Swim School Accreditation by Swimming New Zealand in 2017.
Come along and enjoy special time with your baby/toddler. The children learn that water is a supportive and fun environment through songs and games. The baby/toddler and pre-school classes are scheduled between 8.30am and 12.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays. We require a parent or caregiver over the age of 16 years, in the water with the Baby/Toddler in approved swimwear. Ratio – 1:6 Cost: $14.00/30 minute lesson.
In these classes the children learn enjoyment of the water, safe entries, floating unaided on their front and back as well as movement through the water using paddling arms and kicking. Classes run Monday – Thursday mornings from 8.30am till 12.00pm with limited classes available on Saturdays. Ratio – 1:4 Cost: $14.00/30 minute lesson
Classes start for children who are unable to float right through to children learning to roll and breathe and then swimming up to 15m. The school aged and some pre-school classes are held after school from 3.30pm – 6.30pm and Saturday mornings from 8.30am - 12.00pm. The children are assessed and placed in classes with others of similar ability. Lessons are held in the learners/hydrotherapy pool with a ratio – 1:4 Cost: $14.00/30 minute lesson
Main Pool Swimming
These lessons combine the end of Learn-to-Swim with the beginning of squad levels. They also incorporate those older children who are just learning to swim. Classes cater for children with a good basic level of swimming ability through to children wanting to improve their water safety skills and/or cross train for other sports such as water polo, surf lifesaving, kayaking, surfing and triathlons. Ratio up to 1:6. Cost varies depending on level and timeframe of lesson but is based on $14.00/ 30 minute lesson.
Adult Learn to Swim
There are private adult swim lessons for beginners as well as those wanting to develop correct technique and fitness. Ratio 1:1 Cost $30.00/30 minute lesson.
Adult Swimfit classes are for available for those wishing to take their swimming fitness to the next level and/or participate in open water swimming events. Contact our Director of Swimming, Gaylene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intensive swim programmes are conducted during the school holidays for children. Programmes of this nature are ideal for improving and gaining confidence in the water as well as improving swimming skills fast and effectively. Please enquire at reception for dates of the holiday intensive swim programmes.
Kick start - 1:1 5 days x 20 minutes $100.00
Intensive Group Block - week of 5 consecutive lessons $70.00
The Safe Boating Programme is an initiative designed to provide practical boating and water safety experience for school children and groups regardless of their confidence in the water. The programme includes in-water survival techniques, essential safety equipment (e.g. correct lifejacket selection and fitting), the importance of communication and taking responsibility for personal safety. Boating activities are taught in a fun, controlled and safe environment. Group classes are run by appointment. For further information email the Swim Waipa team at email@example.com