Welcome to Swim Waipa

Swim Waipa offers a wide range of swim programmes for all ages and abilities. From baby water familiarisation classes to competitive swimming as well as cross training for other codes, to boat safety and everything in between. We pride ourselves on quality and diversity.

How to enrol:

Our swim school classes run in conjunction with each primary school term. To register for lessons please contact the Swim School to book an assessment time to ensure your child is then placed into the correct level for their ability.

Phone 07 871 2080 or email swimwaipa@gowaipa.com

Parent and Babies 6 months +

We provide a bright and happy environment promoting interaction between baby, parent and instructor. The aim of the classes is water familiarisation through songs, games, activities and plenty of encouragement

Come along and enjoy special time with your baby/toddler.

Classes are scheduled between 8.30am and 12.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Cost: $14.00/30 minute lesson.

Pre-School

(3-5 years)

These classes develop water confidence, safety and co-ordination. Through games and activities children are introduced to floating, kicking, submerging, controlling, breathing and basic swimming strokes.

Classes are scheduled between 8.30am and 12.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

There are limited opportunities Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays, Friday afternoons for this group.

Cost: $14.00/30 minute lesson.

School Age

Children of all abilities are catered for, from beginners through to stroke improvement and advanced. Our comprehensive swim program develops a wide range of skills to ensure children are competent in all strokes, water safety and survival. We provide a bright happy environment promoting fun and interaction between students and instructors.

Lessons are held after school from 3.30pm – 6.30pm and Saturday mornings from 8.30am - 12.00pm.

Lessons are held in the learner/hydrotherapy/main pool with a ratio – 1:4 Cost: $14.00/30 minute lesson.

Main Pool Swimming

These lessons incorporate those older children who are just learning to swim, stroke improvement and advanced. Our comprehensive swim program develops a wide range of skills to ensure children are competent in all strokes, water safety and survival.

Lessons are held after school from 3.30pm – 6.30pm and Saturday mornings from 8.30am - 12.00pm.

Lessons are held in the main pool with a ratio – 1:4 1:5 0r 1:6 depending on the level. Cost: $14.00/30 minute lesson

LTS to Mini Squads (Kingfish – Sailfish)

These lessons combine the end of Learn-to-Swim with the beginning of squad levels.

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, triathlons and competitive swimming. Ratio up to 1:5, 1:6 and 1:8.

Cost

Kingfish and Shark $14.00/ 30 minute lesson.

Swordfish 45min $55 per month

Sailfish 60 min $60 per month

Squad Swimming

Classes cater for children with a good level of swimming ability who love to swim through to children wanting to keep fit, cross train for other sports such as water polo, surf lifesaving, kayaking, surfing, triathlons, and for those wanting to look after their bodies and add to their training in other sports like netball, football, rugby, lacrosse or basketball. It also caters for anyone who wants to be involved in competitive swimming.

We provide flexi sessions for two squads to ensure we can support swimmers who want to swim alongside other sport or do not want to increase their weekly swimming load.

Bronze 2 x 60min sessions per week (1 land based session available) $80 per month

Bronze Flexi 1 x 60min Session $60 per month

Silver 3 x 75min sessions per week (2 land based sessions available) $100 per month

Silver Flexi – not currently available

Gold 5 x 90min sessions per week plus one long swim in the weekend without a coach (2 land based sessions available) $130 per month

Gold flexi 3 x 90min sessions per week (2 land based sessions available) $115 per month

Ratio 1:8 to 1:20 depending on the squad and time.

For the full timetable please see below. 

Kick Start – School Holiday Intensive Lessons

Our school holidays Intensive swim programme is conducted during the school holidays for children. Programmes of this nature are ideal for gaining and improving confidence in the water as well as improving swimming skills fast and effectively.

Ratio 1:1, cost is $20 for 20 mins and run consecutive days.

Adult Learn to Swim

It's never too late to learn!! These lessons 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.

Safe Boating

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 swimwaipa@gowaipa.com

Swim Waipa Club #TASC

Squad swimming is holistic, flexible and develops swimmers at the appropriate pace for their age and stage ensuring they are reaching their potential. There is no expectation for squad swimmers to be involved in competitive swimming,

Swim Waipa Club #TASC ensures swimmers who want to be involved in competitive swimming are fully supported. We believe a balanced approach to training and competing will ensure swimmers stay in the sport longer and will develop a life long love for the sport.

For all enquiries regarding Swim Waipa Club please contact Swim Waipa Director of Swimming, Gaylene Eyre on gaylene.eyre@gowaipa.com or 871 2080 ext 3

Thank you to the supporters of Swim Waipa Club #TASC

For more information, call Swim Waipa at the Te Awamutu Events Centre on (07) 8712080 ext 3

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