Our Swimsmart membership offers unlimited access to Council pools outside of lesson times to help deliver the best results for your children.

Olympian Sophie Pascoe teaching a young girl to swim

A Swimsmart membership offers multiple benefits:

  • up to 48 weeks of lessons per year including public and school holidays
  • unlimited access to Council pools and summer pools
  • flexible or fixed term options
  • the ability to freeze your membership for up to eight weeks per 12-month period.

There are three types of Swimsmart memberships 

Membership type Description Fee
Parent–child Child under 3 years old. Includes a weekly lesson and unlimited pool access for one caregiver to accompany the child. $10.00 per week
Preschooler Child 3–5 years old. Includes a weekly lesson and unlimited pool access for one caregiver to accompany the child. $12.80 per week
Child Child 5–16 years old. Includes a weekly lesson and unlimited pool access for the child. $12.80 per week

Important:

  • Memberships are assigned per child; each child in your family needs to have their own membership. 
  • Swimsmart school holiday programmes are not included in the membership but can be purchased in addition to your membership. 
  • Before joining Swimsmart a five to 10 minute swim assessment will be completed to ensure your child begins swimming at the correct level. 
  • Grading will occur on an ongoing basis so your child progresses through levels as soon as they are ready. 

Become a member

Swimsmart Memberships can be purchased at any Recreation and Sport Centre – Jellie ParkGraham Condon or Pioneer.

For general enquiries, please call (03) 377 7690 or email swimsmart@ccc.govt.nz

Pop into your local Recreation and Sport Centre to sign a membership form, have a photograph taken and register for your preferred class. Initial payment is required at the time of booking.

Individual or shared lessons may be booked on the same basis as a flexi or fixed-term membership, with the following prices applicable:

  • Individual lesson: $26.00 per week
  • Shared lesson: $17.50 per week.

Managing your Swimsmart membership

Flexi members

You can freeze your flexi Swimsmart membership for a minimum period of two weeks and a maximum period of four weeks per freeze, not exceeding eight weeks in total over a 12-month period, by completing a membership freeze form.  Flexi memberships can be cancelled after 12 weeks of active membership. You will need to complete a membership withdrawal form available from the Swimsmart office.

Fixed-term members

Fixed members paying in bulk will not be able to freeze, with the exception of medical reasons if a medical certificate is supplied. Fixed memberships can only be cancelled if you are moving outside of the greater Christchurch area (proof required).

Full Swimsmart membership terms and conditions.