YMCA Swim Schools in Auckland

Auckland is surrounded by water – so learning to swim is a vital life skill

At YMCA Swim Schools in Auckland there’s no wrong age to learn to swim, we cater to all ages and abilities, and our facilities are perfectly equipped for participants to get the most from the learning opportunities that our highly trained instructors provide.  

Babies and toddlers can take part in lessons accompanied by a parent or guardian and school-age kids can get splashing in classes with low student to teacher ratios. Adults can develop their skills and fitness in dedicated learn to swim and squad classes. We also offer personal swimming instructors that can provide special one-on-one tuition, whether it’s to get on top of a particular stroke or training for a big event.

With dedicated heated pools providing a comfortable learning environment year-round, our YMCA swim school programmes are here to help give you the introduction you’ve always needed – or the next step in your swimming skill development.

Winner of the 2018 Outstanding Swim School of the Year Award


Winner of the AUSTSWIM Aotearoa Teacher of Infant & Preschool Aquatics three years running!


Why Choose YMCA Swim School

  • Qualified Instructors
  • Low Instructor to Student Ratios
  • Structured Programmes With Clear Progression
  • Locations in Panmure, Glen Innes, Mt Roskil and Onehunga
  • Lessons Available Weekdays & Weekends
  • Purpose Built & Heated Pools
  • Free Assessments

Programme Accreditations

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YMCA Swim School 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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.  

Access & Inclusion

We pride ourselves on providing an equal opportunity for a diverse range of people to participate in aquatic activities, regardless of their disability, age, culture or background.

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4 Swim School Locations

Onehunga Pool & Leisure Centre

Park Gardens, Onehunga,Auckland

0800 433 111

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Lagoon Pool & Leisure Centre

29 Lagoon Dr, Panmure, Auckland

0800 623 757

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Glen Innes Pool & Leisure Centre

122 Elstree Ave, Point England, Auckland

0800 784 308

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Cameron Pool & Leisure Centre

53 Arundel Street, Mt Roskill, Auckland

0800 080 124

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