After School swimming lessons Kings
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School Age Swimming Lessons

At Kings we are passionate about what we do! We not only will teach your child to swim, but show them how to be safer in and around the water.

Our after school and weekend programme for primary and intermediate children aged 5+ is a structured level system and is skill based.

Instead of running a term by term approach, we run a perpetual programme so your child will be continually assessed and progress through the levels when they are ready (instead of having to wait until the next term).

This allows our swimming instructors to meet the individual needs of each swimmer.


Monday – Friday 3:15pm – 7pm
Saturday –  8:30am – 1:30pm
Sunday – 8:30am – 1:30pm

Level 1-6 lessons are 25 minutes.
Level 7 lessons are 30 minutes.
Level 8 lessons are 35 minutes.
Level 9 lessons are 45 minutes.


Levels 1-7: $22.50 per lesson
Level 8: $24.50 per lesson
Level 9: $26.50 per lesson

Our technique based programme for children 5 years and up is designed and implemented by industry leading Olympic Coach Todd Mason

Our After-School Programme: Why we are an industry leader!

  • Learn-to-swim is a life skill: An inability to swim is a leading risk factor in drowning, it is the second highest cause of accidental drownings in New Zealand. We teach your child the basics of water confidence, enabling them to float unassisted from our earliest levels.
  • Our success is a reflection of our professional approach to staff training: Our highly trained staff are provided weeks of hands-on training by our senior coaches, they start with the basics and move through our programme with regular assessment provided.
  • We regularly review our teaching and training techniques: We don’t rest on our laurels at Kings, just because our staff have completed their training does not mean on-going support and improvement is not provided. We put our staff through regular training days to ensure your child is receiving the highest quality of lesson possible.
  • The impact of learning-to-swim will last a lifetime: If your child knows how to swim at a young age, this skill is with them for life. Learning-to-swim is an essential life skill for children but there are so many benefits beyond just swimming. Introducing your child to swimming from a young age can have a substantial impact on their overall physical and mental health.

Reviews from the King Swim family

Kings Swim School
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10:46 24 Feb 24
We’ve been coming here for years since my daughter was a baby. Teachers are all great and Jess is so enthusiastic and positive about all the children’s learning. My daughter’s confidence in the water has been fostered at the King’s Swim School. Thanks to Kylie and Katherine for helping my wee one progress through the stages.
George ClarkGeorge Clark
02:39 20 Feb 24
Amazing school with amazing teachers. My girls are progressing far better here than at other schools. Thank you to Todd and his team
Hayden JacksonHayden Jackson
22:06 05 Feb 24
Kim SpargoKim Spargo
01:43 22 Dec 23
Great swim school. Helpful and informative and great with our kids especially when they are anxious. Their patience is fantastic.
Neville FryNeville Fry
01:33 09 Dec 23
Excellent swimming centre for children to learn.Helpful&great swimming instructors and clean facilities.Excellent parking.very clean bathrooms and wheel chair friendly.
Heather DellowHeather Dellow
01:35 22 Nov 23
Great swim school for children. Instructors very patient. Clean facilities and friendly staff. Plenty of off road parking.
tony tanseytony tansey
00:34 22 Nov 23
Amazing new pool felicity, staff are the best. Caring for our kids and teaching them to swim. everyone needs to know how to swim in New Zealand
Muma KMuma K
04:35 30 May 23
They are amazing with children and friendly with compassion towards the parents who are nervous.They are on the higher end when it comes to prices but its the price you pay for quality as it doesn’t stop the place from getting filled but during peak hours.Looking forward 👌 to the new bigger site.
samantha fabiansamantha fabian
02:25 04 Nov 22
Awesome swim school, friendly and accommodating staff, my daughter has only been to four lessons and has shown so much progress already! Highly recommended!

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