YMCA Swim Schools

Learn to Swim with YMCA

At YMCA Swim Schools in Auckland we offer swimming lessons to all ages and abilities. 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
  • School-aged kids can get splashing in classes with low student to teacher ratios
  • Adults can develop their skills with learn to swim group classes or we also offer one on one tuition
  • Sign up for fitness or group squad classes to get on top of a particular stroke or train for your next 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


Winners of the Austswim Aotearoa teacher of infant & preschool aquatics 3 years running.

Preschool Award 2 Swim Centre Award 2 Water Safety Award 2

Why Choose Us?

  • Free assessments
  • Purpose built heated pools
  • Low instructor to student ratios
  • Award winning qualified instructors
  • Austswim Aotearoa & Swimming New Zealand accredited.
  • Lessons available weekdays & weekends

Contact your local swim school to register today - see our locations below.

40% off Lessons for preschool Kids

  • Available to children under 5 years
  • Learn how to be safe in and around the water
  • 40% off lessons offered at selected times

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.

4 Convenient Locations Around Auckland

Contact your local swim school to register today.

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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Learn to love the water

Do you need some assistance to fund your lessons? We believe there should be no barriers to learn to swim. Enquire now to see if you're eligible.