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

Visiting Recreation and Sport Centres during Alert Level 1

All 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.

You can book in for your group fitness class, including spin and aquafit. 

Bubbletimes, Sleepytimes, adult swim lessons and the full Swimsmart programme will resume from Monday 28 September. Swimsmart bookings are now open.

Tumbletimes, gymnastics and the Southern Centre are all open and running as normal.

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Timetable

Classes Monday to Sunday from 9.00am.

25 minute lessons.

Tiny Turtles

For babies aged six to 12 months. An introductory course for caregivers and babies. Participants will learn a variety of water safety skills and holds for the front and back. Also covered is how to submerge and roll the child in a fun and friendly environment.

Pipis

For toddlers aged 12 to 24 months. 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, kicking, submerging, blowing bubbles and floating.  

Starfish

For toddlers aged 24 to 36 months. 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, kicking, submerging, blowing bubbles and floating. 

Frogs

Experienced toddlers (requires instructor recommendation). Designed for the very confident and competent child who has completed other Swimsmart levels.