Our Swimsmart membership offers flexible payment options, quality instructors and unlimited access to our pools outside of lesson times to help your child be confident and safe in and around the water.

Become a Swimsmart member

You can sign up for a Swimsmart membership by visiting any Recreation and Sport Centre – Jellie Park(external link)Graham Condon(external link), Pioneer, (external link)Taiora: QEII (external link)or Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool or by calling 03 941 8999. (external link)

A Swimsmart membership offers multiple benefits:

  • Lessons during the school term
  • Unlimited access to our indoor and summer pools during the school term
  • Flexible or fixed-term payment options
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.

$10.80

Preschooler Child 3 to 5 years old. Includes a weekly lesson and unlimited pool access for one caregiver to accompany the child.

$13.80

Child Child 5 to 16 years old. Includes a weekly lesson and unlimited pool access for the child.

$13.80

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
  • A swim assessment is not required for pre-schoolers
  • Grading will occur on an ongoing basis so your child progresses through levels as soon as they are ready
  • Community service, KiwiAble and Hapai cardholders are entitled to a 25% discount on all Swimsmart memberships on presentation of a valid community services card

Individual or shared lessons may be booked on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Swim Education Team Leader.  Flexi or Fixed-term memberships are available, with the following prices applicable:

  • Individual lesson: $26.00 per week (15-minute sessions).
  • Shared lesson: $17.50 per week (15-minute sessions).

For enquiries call 03 377 7690 or email swimsmart@ccc.govt.nz

All memberships are booked through to the end of the school term, with bookings closing five weeks before the end of the school term.

Flexi members

The minimum period of a Flexi membership is the remainder of the school term.  Flexi memberships can only be cancelled prior to if you are moving outside the greater Christchurch area (proof required).

Flexi memberships will continue from one school term to the next unless cancelled prior to commencing. 

Fixed-term members

The term of your membership is based on the remaining number of weeks in that particular school term, at the time of your booking.

You may only cancel your membership if you are moving outside the greater Christchurch area (proof required). 

Full Swimsmart membership terms and conditions(external link)