Kids Swimming Lessons at Onehunga War Memorial Pool & Leisure Centre managed by YMCA


We get kids confident and accomplished in all their aquatic adventures  

At Onehunga War Memorial Pool & Leisure Centre managed by YMCA all of our swimming lessons for children are carefully organised based on both age and ability.

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 self-esteem to establish a love of the water that will stay with them for life.

From initial water confidence classes through to preparing advanced swimmers for squad training, our Onehunga 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.

YMCA’s targeted programme ensures that your child receives tuition that best meets their needs and skill level.

Benefits of Swimming Lessons

  • Improve water confidence
  • Develop strong swimming technique
  • Learn critical water safety skills
  • Provides exercise for a healthy lifestyle

2016 Swim School of The Year

Swim School Of The Year 2016

Schoolage Levels and 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

Why Choose Us

Qualified Instrcutors

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 Instrcutor 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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