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Kings is a privately run swim school and leading provider of swimming lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities in Christchurch. You’re not just paying for swimming lessons you are investing in your child being safer in, on and around water!

Learning to swim is a process that should commence at the earliest possible age. As with all education for young children, swimming is an ongoing learning program that takes time and practice. Like literacy and numeracy, it is an ongoing learning process…a skill for life, that’s why Kings Swim School is the “school in the pool”.

Kings is proud of its carefully designed program to transfer children more safely from land to water. Our lessons operate continuously throughout the year, breaking over the Christmas and New Year period – you can join the program at any time!

Our structured program will take your child through the logical pathway that will ensure greater confidence of being in, on and under the water. Then progress to the learn to swim phases of Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly.

Our Aim

Our aim is to provide an inclusive, safe and friendly “learn to swim” experience. From private swimming classes (individual) to group lessons, we have developed a program to provide comprehensive training to our tutors for them to deliver the best education in Swimming and Water Safety. At Kings you can be assured that every child in every lesson is considered as an individual, allowing children to learn at their own pace. Our aim is to give children a lifelong love for water that will help bring them happiness and health for life.

Our owner and Head Coach Todd Mason

So, who is Todd? Todd is the owner and operator of Kings Swim school.

Growing up Todd always had a love of swimming, a competitive swimmer himself until his early 20’s.

In 1990 Todd made a career change and began his professional coaching career at Tawa Swimming Club in Wellington.

1993-1999 and his first head coaching position took him to Napier Aquakhawks.

From 1999-2005 he was head coach at Wharenui Swim Club where he coached many swimmers into NZ champions and representatives. In 2004 he accomplished a life long dream, coaching a swimmer to qualify for the Athens Olympics and himself being selected as coach and manager.

Following the Olympics Todd stepped out of coaching as sole owner of Kings Swim School. Operating out of a local school pool in Aidanfield with his daughter and a small group of teachers the swim school continued to grow. Needing a new home, in 2008 Kings Swim School moved to its purpose built venue on Main South Road.

In 2013 Todd decided to venture back into coaching creating a new swim club, Vikings. Since then Vikings has grown into one of the top swim clubs in Canterbury having produced 3 national age group representatives.

A few of Todd’s coaching achievements and accolades include:

1997 – Telstra League Coach
2000 – Oceania Coach NZ team
2004 – coach and manager Athens Olympics
2021 National age group head coach
Coaching numerous NZ age group teams
Board member of the NZ Swim Coaches and Teachers association
Todd has worked with swimming NZ redesigning their competition structure
NZ and Canterbury swimming service honors award

“My passion is growing people through swimming” Todd Mason

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