Existing Customers

When you book and pay online, you'll receive a discount.

Karori pool learn to swim programme.

Learning to swim with quality instructors

Book classes

You can book a class:

  • by phone: (04) 801 4403
  • in person at the facility
  • online:

Book now

New customers

If you have not swum with us before, we'll need to assess you to check what level you are. See:
Learn to Swim - New Customers

School holiday programmes

Bookings for the April school holiday programmes open Tuesday 18 March.

Term 2 bookings open now

Term 2 bookings open on 16 April 2014.

Term 2 2014: when and how to book classes

Pool *Rollover booking dates *Preferential bookings open
Karori Pool Open: 8am Friday 4 April
Close: 9pm Wednesday 9 April
Online / phone:
8am Friday 11 April
Tawa Pool No rollover bookings Online:
Saturday 29 March
Phone / facility:
8.30am Monday 31 March
Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre Open: 8am Tuesday 25 March
Close: 6pm Sunday 30 March
Online / phone:
8am Tuesday 1 April

*Rollover bookings - existing customers who pay by the closing date will have their course automatically rolled over to the identical course as their previous set of lessons.

*Preferential bookings - available to existing customers.

Choice of pools

The Learn to Swim programme is available at:

Choice of classes

The Learn to Swim programme operates all year round, offering a wide range of classes and aquatic courses.

Classes match the primary school terms.

During the school holidays, a wide variety of intensive courses are also available.

Note:
Parents / caregivers need to be in the water with children under the age of 5 years.

Class
 Cost  per lesson                                 
 Descripton
Waterbabies
6 - 36 months
$10.80 Encourages enjoyment of the water, develops awareness and confidence; teaches floating and kicking skills.
Preschool
3 - 5 years
$12.00

Five levels which develop and extend your child's swimming and water safety skills, building self-esteem, confidence and motor-skill development.

School children

$13.50 (up to advanced 1)
$14.50 (advanced 2 - 3)
$15.00 (mini squad, sport fit)

Caters for all levels - from nervous beginners to children who can swim lengths. Develops and extends your child's swimming and water safety skills. Block courses are available in the school holidays.
Adults $14.50 Six -week courses catering for all levels - from basic survival swimming skills to improving stroke and breathing techniques.
Adaptive

Any age
For people with impairments

$20.60

One-on-one lessons adapted for people with impairments. We can also help you find out about funding for swimming lessons

Check available classes

To view class times and availability, go to the Programmes section on our online Recreation Bookings service.

Wellington City Council runs the Learn to Swim programme in partnership with Water Safety New Zealand. The programme supports the National Swim for Life campaign.

Aquatic courses

  • Diving for preschoolers
  • For school children - kayaking, springboard diving, sportfit classes and Aquatic Club
  • Kayaking for adults

Aquatic Club includes a variety of water-based activities for school children such as snorkelling, kayaking, surf sense and springboard diving.

More information

Swim School

Phone: (04) 801 4403
Email: swimschool@wcc.govt.nz

Phone line hours:

Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday:    9am - 6pm