Small group lessons for children aged 3 to 5 years focussing on growing water confidence and developing water safety skills. Develop water confidence and safety skills for your child in a fun and interactive way. 

All Council facilities closed – COVID-19 updates

We’ve closed all of our Council facilities until further notice, to support the Government’s fight against COVID-19.

This includes pools and recreation centres, libraries, service centres, community facilities, the Christchurch Art Gallery and all our visitor’s centres in gardens and regional parks.

It’s important to proactively look after our mental and physical wellbeing. Whilst our centres are closed you can join us for workouts from the comfort of your living room. Join our daily Facebook live fitness classes.

All payments have been automatically frozen for all members (pool, fitness, multi, and Swimsmart) including direct debits. Expiry dates on concession cards will also be extended.

Please take care, be kind to yourself and others.

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Timetable

Monday to Sunday from 9.00am.

20 minute lessons.

Otters

Children build their confidence and water safety skills. Focus is on safe entries and exits, blowing bubbles and submerging and floating on front and back with assistance.

Seahorses

Children develop at their own pace and are introduced to safe propulsion from the wall with a return, floating on front and back and developing assisted rotation front to back in the water. 

Seals

Children develop at their own pace and will learn to roll from front to back to front, to dog paddle while kicking and how to enter safely and then use propulsion from the wall and return.

Dolphins

Children develop at their own pace, beginning to formalise stroke development. The focus will be on freestyle stroke rolling to back to breath, independent back kick, backstroke and frog kick.