For children aged 5 years and over, group lessons are a series of progressive classes catering for all abilities. Children progress through the levels of achievement working towards the end goal of performing five water safety skills continuously.
Our centres are open.
Capacity restrictions have been lifted so you can enjoy the pools, fitness centres and group fitness classes with friends and whānau. Tumbletimes, preschool gymnastics and the Southern Centre are all open and running as normal.
Please note that Pioneer’s main pool, wave pool, spa and sauna are closed for six months from Saturday 14 November.
You can book in for your group fitness class, including spin and aquafit. Swimsmart bookings are also open.
Monday to Friday from 3.30pm.
Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8am.
25 minute lessons.
For specific class times please call 981 8999 or visit your nearest facility
For the non-confident beginner who has had little or no aquatic programme experience. The classes focus on safe entries and exits, blowing bubbles and submerging in water and floating in the water with assistance.
This class is designed to work on floating and propulsion skills. This is the right class if your child can: Float on front and back relaxed with assistance, blow bubbles and can go underwater and retrieve objects from the bottom of the pool.
This class is designed to teach the basics of freestyle, backstroke and water safety skills. This is the right class if your child can: Float on front and back, kick on front and back with a board.
A class that introduces breathing techniques, survival backstroke and works on increasing water safety knowledge. This is the right class if your child can:
This class is designed to consolidate breathing skills with freestyle and backstroke and water safety survival skills including using a lifejacket. This is the right class if your child can:
A class designed to increase swimming distance in freestyle and backstroke, introduce breaststroke arms and a 50m survival swim. At the beginning of this class the child should be able to:
Designed to consolidate technique of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke while combining water safety skills learnt in earlier levels to be able to perform a sequence of 5 water safety skills continuously. This is the right class if your child can:
A great opportunity for children aged 9 to 14 years who have never learned to swim. Designed to build confidence and water safety skills for the older swimmer within a small group, starting with floating and moving onto freestyle and backstroke technique.