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.
We’ve closed all of our Council facilities until further notice, to support the Government’s fight against COVID-19.
This includes pools and recreation centres, libraries, service centres, community facilities, the Christchurch Art Gallery and all our visitor’s centres in gardens and regional parks.
It’s important to proactively look after our mental and physical wellbeing. Whilst our centres are closed you can join us for workouts from the comfort of your living room. Join our daily Facebook live fitness classes.
All payments have been automatically frozen for all members (pool, fitness, multi, and Swimsmart) including direct debits. Expiry dates on concession cards will also be extended.
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Monday to Friday from 3.30pm and Saturday and Sunday mornings.
25 minute lessons.
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.