Kids Swimming Lessons in Auckland

Our celebrated kids swimming classes are here for kids of all ages and skill levels

Whatever your child’s experience with swimming, YMCA Auckland’s school age classes are equipped to encourage all young people to get confident in the water and develop their swimming skills. With qualified aquatic instructors leading groups with low student-to-teacher ratios, all young swimmers get the chance to push themselves and have fun doing it!  

Classes are designed to be ability appropriate – so everyone can feel confident in their ability to learn at the pace that works for them, rather than feeling thrown in the deep end. All participants will learn valuable water safety skills, as well as a variety of techniques – including freestyle, back stroke, breast stroke and butterfly.

All of our aquatic facilities have dedicated teaching pools, so can take place in an uninterrupted environment that lends itself to learning. And with YMCA swimming classes for kids available seven days a week, there’s a time to suit even the busiest family!


Benefits of School Age Swimming Lessons

  • Improve water confidence
  • Develop strong swimming technique
  • Learn critical water safety skills
  • Provides exercise for a healthy lifestyle
Our programme runs all year round with Private and Holiday Lessons options avaliable to too!

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School Age Levels & Progressions

Orca Float

  • Water confidence, submersion and independent front floating
  • Assisted back floating
  • Independent turnarounds

Orca Glide

  • Streamline torpedo and kick
  • Introduction to back kick
  • Assisted rotations

Orca Stroke

  • Freestyle arm stroke and kicking
  • Assisted back kicking
  • Independent rotations

Orca Breathe

  • Introduction to breathing drills
  • Independent back kicking
  • Freestyle swim with rotation to back kicking

Orca Swim

  • Independent freestyle swim 12.5m
  • Introduction to backstroke
  • Introduction to breaststroke kick

Orca Survive

  • Independent freestyle 25m
  • Independent backstroke 25m
  • Introduction to sculling

Kids swimming classes are available at the following local YMCA swimming pools & aquatic facilities:

Why Choose Us

Qualified Instructors

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 baby change tables and family changing rooms situated readily on poolside

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