Learn To Swim

Why Learn to Swim?

Learning how to swim and survive is a key life skill in which everyone should invest for themselves, their children and their grandchildren.  Not only should every person be able to swim confidently but they should also be confident and able to save the person with whom they are swimming. As a nation, we are surrounded by water with swimming, fishing and boating all popular recreational activities. All New Zealanders have easy access to rivers, lakes, tidal waters, estuaries and home pools which is why learning to swim is considered an essential life skill.

Why Learn to Swim with TLC?

  • Qualified Instructors
  • Instructors in the pool
  • Quality teacher/pupil ratios
  • All classes include water safety skills and promote water safety awareness
  • Heated pools

*** All learn to swim pupils are required to wear swim caps with goggles being optional but recommended.

Steps to becoming a Swim School Member


Learn to swim classes are set by ability rather than age, which is why we assess every child’s ability to ensure they begin swimming at the correct level within the swim school programme. Each learn to swim assessment will only take 5-10 minutes where the instructor will ask your child to perform a few simple tasks in the water.

Learn to swim assessments usually take place on the days and times below, however other times may be available by prior arrangement.

For your child’s FREE no obligation learn to swim assessment simply fill in your details below and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

Days and Times Available:

Friday 3-5pm (all ages)
Sunday 12-2.00pm

You will need to bring:

Swimming togs for those who are being assessed
Swimming Cap (we have caps you can borrow if you don’t have one)
If you have goggles bring them along
For more information call us on 0800 FORTLC

Enquire here

Once your child level has been established we will try to find a time and day which best suits you – subject to availability. Complete a Learn to Swim enrolment form and provide a deposit to secure your childs place – You can pay your fees from either a credit/debit card/ cash or cheque.

Swimming lessons are designed to enhance enjoyment and confidence in the water and are specifically designed for development.  Our heated indoor swimming pools aid swimmers progress and compliment our swimming classes.  All learn to swim, swimming lessons are taught by  trained and qualified swimming instructors. All swimming class sizes are kept small enabling more individual tuition and more swimming time for the students. Our progressive classes allows students to move from level to level when they have attained the required criteria. Swimming classes run during school term time and range in duration from 25 minutes to 55 minutes.

Things to Note

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the commencement of your lessons to change and be ready to enter the pool. SWIM WEAR- For babies caps and goggles are not compulsory, however caps are compulsory in pre-school and school age lessons and we also recommend goggles POOL ENTRY– Please wait for your teachers instructions before entering the pool. All parent and child lessons require an adult to be in the water with the child. Please ensure you bring your own togs and towel as well. MAKE UP POLICY-TLC offers 1 makeup session per participant per Swim School Term for unforeseeable reasons such as illness or injury.This makeup lesson is free of charge. Makeup swimming lessons can be booked no more than 5 days in advance and must be taken within the same term. Makeups are subject to availability of a space in a class of the same level. To organise a make- up lesson please contact the Learn to Swim Co-ordinator.

parents-babiesBabies love the water – and there’s no better time to start. TLC has swimming lesson for babies from three months to three years. Swimming lessons focus on getting your baby comfortable in the water and teaching them basic co-ordination as well as early awareness and survival skills. What’s more, because you’re in the Pool with them, it’s a great bonding experience for caregivers and children. Once your baby learns to love being in the water, they’re in a great position to begin to learn to swim.

pre-school-btn By three and four years old, your toddler is itching to get out and swim on their own – it’s remarkable how quickly their co-ordination and confidence grows. Toddlers swimming classes focus on basic water skills, safety and growing their enjoyment of the water.  Your child needs to develop these key life skills at an early age to enable them to remain safe in and around water as well as swim and survive.

school-age-btn Once the kids are at school, their swimming skills begin to develop very quickly indeed. Swimming lessons at this age focus on developing a sound technical swimming base, so they’re confident with all the different strokes. We continue to focus on water safety, building their water confidence – and having fun!

ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS If you’re one of those adults who yearns to swim with confidence but never really mastered it – or never learnt at all – we’re the place for you. It’s never too late to improve your swimming skills. Our adult learn to swim classes are designed to teach you all the technical elements of swimming that you might have missed.

PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS We provide Private Swimming Lessons for any age and ability at various times and days to suit you and your needs.  We have teachers available for private swimming lessons who are highly trained, accomplished and passionate about swimming and providing a life skill.

Swim School Rules & Regs