Preschool Swimming Lessons in Auckland

An early boost to independence, water safety and swimming skills

Get your kids confident around water with our swimming classes for pre-schoolers aged 3 - 5 years.

Toddlers and preschoolers are adventurous, learning and discovering new things every day. Building on water confidence, our Preschool Swimming Lessons introduce structured learn to swim progressions with a strong emphasis on water safety. 

In the preschool programme – our swimming classes get kids learning all sorts of new things – entering a pool safely, turning around, kicking to the side, rolling onto their backs and floating or swimming to the side of the pool. Parents and guardians actively watch from poolside while an experienced in-water instructor teaches the class.

There are five levels to the preschool programme, and little swimmers progress through the levels according to ongoing assessments by their instructors. So from swimming lessons for toddlers to those for kids nearly ready for school, YMCA Auckland have the facilities to get your family splashing and swimming safely.


Benefits of Preschool Lessons

  • Balance & stability development
  • Muscle tone and strength
  • Motor skill development
  • Joint exercise & flexibility
  • Language & cognitive skills
  • Improved spatial awareness
  • Sharing skills & turn taking
Our programme runs all year round with Private and Holiday Lessons options avaliable to too!

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Preschool Level Goals & Progressions (3-5years)

Wai Submerge

  • Water Confidence and Submersion
  • Assisted back float
  • Assisted turnaround

Wai Float

  • Independent front floating
  • Independent back floating
  • Independent turnarounds

Wai Glide

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

Wai Stroke

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

Wai Swim

  • Independent arm stroke and kicking
  • Independent back kicking
  • Introduction to survival strokes

Swimming classes for preschoolers are available at the following YMCA swim centres:

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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