YMCA School & Community Group Lessons

Making top line aquatic education available to school and community groups

Water safety is such an important part of life in a country where oceans and rivers are everywhere you look. YMCA Auckland provide a variety of options across water safety education and swimming lessons to best fit what your group is needing to get out of it. Programmes can be focused on either swimming lessons or water safety – or both elements can be integrated into one cohesive programme.

Community group or school swimming lessons can be tailored for whatever ages and abilities are at play – as well as any other group-related requirements. These can range from basic learn to swim lessons to more fitness-oriented sessions for older students.

If it’s water safety lessons you’re after, our programme can involve any combination of focuses – from pool safety to beach safety to life jacket usage. The scheduling of the sessions is very flexible too – whether you want to have one lesson a week over a number of weeks, or have an intensive programme of daily lessons. Our aquatic education specialists are happy to work with you to organise something that best suits your needs – and those of your young people!


Why Choose Us

  • Qualified Instructors
  • Low Instructor to Student Ratios
  • Award Winning Programmes, Centres & Instructors
  • Structured Programmes With Clear Progression
  • Lessons Available Weekdays & Weekends
  • Purpose Built & Heated Pools
  • Free Assessments


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Why choose us?

Qualified staff

To ensure you receive the highest teaching quality our swim teachers  receive on-going training, are AUSTSWIM qualified and are police checked. We have a variety of different teachers to suit your needs.

Lessons Weekdays & Weekends

We understand that schedules can be busy that's why we offer swimming lessons 7days a week. With a number of different options available we are sure to have a class that suits you

Low Instructor To Student Ratios

Maximising potential and seeing swimmers progress is important to us. We aim to keep our instructor to student ratios as low as possible to ensure the best learning results.

Award winning

YMCA Swim Schools have been recognised recipients for a number of AUSTSWIM Aotearoa awards in 2015 and 2016. Awards include; Swim Centre of the Year, Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety, Teacher of Infant and Preschool and Presenter of the Year.

Purpose built & heated pools

No matter what the weather, we have indoor heated pools perfect for swimming all year round. Our purpose built facilities are designed for ease of use with wheelchair access, baby change tables and family changing rooms situated readily on poolside. 

Free Assessments

Before you begin lessons with us we offer a free assessment to ensure your child is in the right level for their development. Throughout the programme children are continually assessed and will be moved up once they have achieved the level goals requirements.

YMCA has four swimming pools across Auckland:


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