When you book and pay online, you'll receive a discount.
Learning to swim with quality instructors
You can book a class:
- by phone: (04) 801 4403
- in person at the facility
When you book and pay online, you will receive a 5% discount on each booking. Discounts of 20% are available for Leisure Card holders if you book online or over the phone and will be automatically deducted from the registration fee. Refer to the following information about the conditions that apply to discounts:
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 September/October school holiday programmes open Tuesday 2 September.
Term 4 2014: when and how to book classes
||*Rollover booking dates
||*Preferential bookings open
||Open: 9am Friday 12 September
Close: 9pm Wednesday 17 September
|Online / phone:
8am Friday 19 September
||No rollover bookings
Saturday 13 September
Phone / facility:
8.30am Monday 15 September
|Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre
||Open: 8am Tuesday 9 September
Close: 6pm Sunday 14 September
|Online / phone:
8am Tuesday 16 September
*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.
*General bookings open - Wednesday 24 September
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.
Parents / caregivers need to be in the water with children under the age of 3 years.
| Cost per lesson
6 - 36 months
||Encourages enjoyment of the water, develops awareness and confidence; teaches floating and kicking skills. Parent/caregiver required in the water during the class.
3 - 5 years
Five levels which develop and extend your child's swimming and water safety skills, building self-esteem, confidence and motor-skill development.
$13.50 (up to bronze sharks)
$14.50 (silver sharks, gold sharks)
$15.00 (mini squad, youth squad)
|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.
||Four to Six week courses catering for all levels - from basic survival swimming skills to improving stroke and breathing techniques.
Any age for people with impairments
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.
For more details, refer to:
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.
- 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.
Phone line hours:
|Monday - Friday:
||8am - 8pm
|Saturday and Sunday:
||9am - 6pm