YMCA Swim School at Onehunga War Memorial Pool & Leisure Centre

Term 2 starts 29th April. Enrol today!

It's always the right time to get smart in and around water

If you’ve been putting off getting your children swimming – or learning to swim yourself – there’s no time like the present to take the plunge! No matter how young or old, there will be a swim school class suited for you and your family.

The sooner children get familiar with water, the more quickly they’ll get comfortable in and around it – meaning they’ll have a better relationship with water and swimming from those earliest days, and can take that on into later life with them.

For older swimmers, there’s a wide variety of instruction options available to take part in – from those who never learned as a youngster but would like to develop some basic skills through to people needing to tweak a particular stroke or technique for an event or race.

Why Choose YMCA Onehunga Swimming Lessons?

  • 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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Need fee assistance? 

We believe there should be no barriers for anyone to learn to swim. Apply here to see if you're eligible.

50% off Lessons for Plunket Kids

  • Available to children under 5 years
  • Learn how to be safe in and around the water
  • Half price lessons offered at selected times

Onehunga War Memorial Pool & Leisure Centre was awarded Swim School of The Year at the Austswim National Aquatic Awards.

Swim School Of The Year 2016

Our Programmes

Baby Swimming Lessons

For baby swim lessons, the learning experience is just as important for the parent as the child. While your baby develops motor skills, independence and water confidence, you’ll learn important water safety concepts to help your child become safer in and around water.

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Pre School Swimming Lessons

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

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School Age Swimming Lessons

Whatever your child’s experience with swimming, YMCA Auckland’s school age classes are ability based and cater to all levels of experience. Classes are based on structured progressions with a strong emphasis on skill execution and water safety.

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Adult Swimming Lessons

Whether you want to develop some skills to stay safe around water, or you learned the basics a long time ago but feel that you need a refresher, adult swimming lessons can help you gain the confidence you need in the water.

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Squad Training

Classes for adults and teenagers (16 and over) and skill based training squads. Sessions focus on both technique and fitness, providing structured progressions, while increasing endurance in all strokes.  

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Access & Inclusion

Specialised classes tailored to the needs of children with disabilities or special assistance requirements

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Holiday Intensive Lessons

Help fast track your child's swimming technique and fitness with our 5 or 10 day Holiday Intensive Swim Lessons. The perfect way to increase your child’s swimming ability in a short space of time.

School & Community Group Lessons

Tailored programmes are available year round for school and community groups. Programmes can be customised both in terms of content and duration

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Water Safety Visits

Educating our local community Early Learning Centres, Preschools and Schools of the importance of Water Safety.

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Why choose us?

Trained 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.

Low class 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 avaliable 7days a week

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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