Swimming lessons for adults

Find out about our adult swimming lessons.

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Adult swimming lessons - group

Our adult swimming lessons and aquatic courses are for all abilities and suitable for ages 15 years and older.

These courses are 4 to 6 weeks long (depending on school term dates), and cater to all levels – from basic swimming skills to improving stroke and breathing techniques. No lessons are available on public holidays.

Learn more about these classes by visiting our Recreation bookings site, and clicking ‘Learn to Swim for adults’, under the Programmes tab.

  • Adult Beginner 1
    This level is ideal for adults who are new to swimming, have never had lessons and have no water confidence.
  • Adult Beginner 2
    Ideal for adults who have water confidence, but need to develop basic swimming skills. In this level you will learn how to swim.
  • Adult Breathing
    For adults who have water confidence and can swim freestyle on their front and back up to 15 metres, but need to learn or develop their breathing technique.
  • Adult Advanced
    This level is ideal for adults who can swim freestyle for 25 metres and basic breaststroke, and want to further develop stroke technique and increase distance and stamina.
Where Sessions Cost 
Karori Pool
30 minutes


$75 for five lessons (20% off with a Leisure card)


Keith Spry Pool, Johnsonville,  
Tawa Pool
Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie

Booking

See class times and book your place on our Recreation Bookings site, under the Programmes tab.

New customers: For information or to set up an account, phone 04 801 4403. 

Adult swimming lessons - private

A personalised coaching service that can cater to your needs - whether you want to learn to swim or improve your swimming technique. Bookings essential.

Where Duration  Cost 
Karori Pool 30 minutes $61.50 per lesson
Keith Spry Pool, Johnsonville
Tawa Pool
Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie

Booking

For more information or to book, contact the relevant pool.

Lessons for adult swimmers with special needs

One-on-one lessons adapted for people with special needs, injuries or disabilities.

Where Duration Cost 
Keith Spry Pool, Johnsonville 
30 minutes $20.60 per lesson
Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie 

Booking

These lessons depend on the availability of an instructor. For more information, contact the relevant pool.