Please note the separate phone number for all Swimsmart enquiries and bookings of 377 7690.
Swimsmart is the Christchurch City Council’s Learn to Swim Programme. The Swimsmart programme is delivered by experienced tutors in the Council’s Recreation & Sport Centres and provides a range of classes for all ages and levels of ability.
Through Swimsmart you and your family can gain confidence and enjoyment in water, enabling you to tap into the benefits of aquatic activities for a lifetime.
From time to time, our pools need to be closed temporarily due to maintenance issues. For real time updates on unplanned closures, please refer to the Christchurch City Council's Facebook and Twitter pages.
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Important Swimsmart Dates
- Term 4 2013 runs from Monday 14th October to Friday 20th December
Swimsmart Booking Information
Bookings for Term 4 2013 are now closed.
Full payment is required at time of booking. Credit card phone bookings can be made by phoning 377 7690. Alternatively you can book at Jellie Park, Graham Condon or Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre.
Swimsmart class informationInformation on Swimsmart classes
|Class ||Minutes ||Students per class || Cost Effective Term 1 2014*|
|Parent & child (6 months - 3 years)|| 25|| 10|| $84|
|Pre School (3-5 years)|| 20|| 3|| $112|
|School Age|| 25|| 4-8|| $112|
|Mini Squads|| 45-60|| 12|| $112|
|Adults|| 25-45|| 4-8|| $112|
|Individual lessons (5 years & over)|| 15|| 1|| $236|
|Shared lessons (5 years & over)|| 15|| 2|| $160 per person|
|Holiday Swim Classes||Minutes ||Cost |
| Preschool|| 20|| $56|
| School Age|| 25|| $56|
| Individual|| 15|| $118|
* Prices are based on one weekly lesson for a 10 week Term. Should a Term consist of more of less than 10 weeks, the price will be adjusted accordingly. There are no lessons on public holidays.
*Customers who hold a Community Service Card, Supergold or Kiwiable card are entitled to a 25% discount off the full fee when the card is shown at the time of payment.
For further information on classes and times please see our programmes & classes or contact us at email@example.com or ph 377 7690.
Swimsafe – Learn to Swim for Schools
Swimsafe is Christchurch City Council’s swim education programme for school groups. The programme combines learn-to-swim components with water safety skills. Lessons are based on Swimming New Zealand’s foundation skills of entry, balance, buoyancy and breathing. Children learn about water safety in all aquatic environments, participate in lessons in inflatable boats and practice wearing lifejackets. Swimsafe gives children the opportunity to develop essential water safety and survival skills for life.
We can run Swimsafe lessons at any of our Recreation & Sport Centres, or we can provide tutors to run the programme in school pools. Lessons are typically 25 minutes in duration and booked in blocks of 10, but the programme can be tailored to meet the individual needs of any school group. Please contact the School Swimming Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 941 7010.
Kiwisport Fundamentals Learn to Swim programme
Sport Canterbury, Water Safety New Zealand and Christchurch City Council, with support from Swimming New Zealand, have joined together to provide funding for Year 3–6 children in decile 1-5 schools. The programme provides eligible schools with a per-student subsidy to contribute towards the cost of participating in learn to swim lessons. The programme started in 2010 and has been very successful. For further information and to obtain an application form, please contact the School Swimming Advisor at email@example.com or phone (03) 941 7010.
Frequently Asked Questions [PDF, 138KB]
Download an application form [PDF, 90KB]
Swim Coaching Programme
Please see the links below for changes to the Christchurch City Council swim coaching programme and timetable:
Swim Coaching Programme Progression Pathway Standards
Swim Coaching Programme Timetable
Swim Coach Profiles
Swim Coaching Programme Summary - Swimming Days / Times / Prices July 2013
New Coaching Squad Lists July 2013