Learn to swim with us and win a family winter escape

Book for a whole term and go in the draw to win a family winter escape. Terms and Conditions Apply

  • Programme based around water safety skills to enable a lifelong love of water
  • Lessons designed for your child’s age, confidence and ability
  • Warm, dedicated learning pools for a comfortable experience

Book now and be in to win! Valid for a limited time only.

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YMCA Swim School Glen Innes

Swimming is one of the most important skills a person can learn – after all, New Zealand is a nation of water babies! If you or your children want to learn to swim, give us a call on 527 3260 to talk to one of our friendly swim school staff.

The team at Glen Innes Pool & Leisure Centre managed by YMCA run swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. Swimming school lessons take place in our heated indoor pools and have a specially designed teaching pool for little ones.

We aim to achieve a positive and supportive environment where all swimmers have the ability to develop to their full potential, while providing a fun, safe and inclusive experience where you and your little ones can learn to swim.



Baby swim classes

Turn your little one into a water baby with our baby swim lessons. Research shows that babies under 12 months take to the water more readily than older children, while older children tend to develop a fear of water if they’ve had little or no experience of it.

Our baby classes, starting from 3-months old, ensures that your child receives tuition that best meets their needs and skill level.

  • Only $195.00 per term
  • $15.50 per week direct debit

40% off Non-4-Profit promo lessons (Monday - Friday) - $117 per term or $9.30 per week direct debit.

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Preschool swim classes

Classes focus on water awareness and water safety teaching critical skills such as unaided back float and front to back rotations. Swimming lessons are important in helping your child to gain water confidence as well as teaching both parents and children important water safe behaviours.

Only $195 per term or $15.50 per week direct debit

40% off Non-4-Profit promo lessons (Monday - Friday) - $117 per term or $9.30 per week direct debit.

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School age swim classes

YMCA’s lessons develop clear and achievable swimming and water safety goals for your child. Our lessons are well structured yet fun. We focus on teaching aquatic and safety skills as well as developing each child’s confidence to love and be safe in the water for life.

YMCA children’s swimming lessons create an environment where kids are able to flourish while being put through their paces. Swimmers will work their way through learning all strokes as well as key water safety skills – developing good technique and great cardiovascular fitness as they do it.

Only $195 per term or $15.50 per week direct debit

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Adult swim classes

Learning to swim as an adult can be a daunting prospect – so it’s a brave decision to make! It’s never too late to learn, and having a good understanding of swimming technique and safety around water means that you’ll not only be better equipped to stay safe yourself, but you’ll be able to make sure that your whanau stays safe too.

We're here to help - our instructors are friendly and approachable, and united in their goal to develop your competence and confidence in the water. It's not about the perfect swan dive, it's about equipping you with swimming skills and water safety knowledge so you can join in with the fun and thrive in the water.

Casual lesson $22.00 or Weekly direct debit option $21.00 per week.

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Safeguarding children, young people, families and staff

YMCA North is Aotearoa’s first and only accredited organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF).

Safeguarding is a fundamental part of our culture and a culture shared with all of our staff, customers and members. To support this we have:

  • Designated Safeguarding Staff
  • Clear policies and protocols promoting safe and best practice for our customers and staff including safe recruitment practices.
  • Compulsory safeguarding induction and ongoing training requirements for all staff
  • YMCA North Safeguarding Code of Conduct provides staff clear guidance and guidelines