Babies & Pre-Schoolers Swim Lessons

  • At Kings we are passionate about the way we teach our babies and pre-school swimming lessons.
  • We have carefully designed our babies and pre-school programme using the best practices to maximise your child’s physical development, whilst learning fundamental aspects of swimming.
  • Our highly trained swimming tutors will ensure your child has a safe and enjoyable experience – our aim is for your child to love water!

3 months – 5 years/starting school

Monday – Friday 9:30am – 1:30pm 
Saturdays 8:30am – 1pm
Sundays 8:30am – 2pm

$22.50 per lesson 

Kings Swim School’s industry leading babies and pre-school programme is designed not only as an introduction to water for babies, but also to build and strengthen the parental bond in an aquatic environment. 

At Kings, like all other highly renowned swimming providers, we do not use flotation devices or aids. These have for a long time been regarded as dangerous and prohibitive in the development of proper swimming education. These devices can give parents and children a false sense of security. Drowning statistics from Australia have shown that 84% of deaths in children aged 0-4 are caused by falling into water. If your child falls into water, chances are they will not be wearing a flotation device. 

Arm floaties are notorious for helping children develop ineffective swimming posture. These toys can hold children in a vertical position – head up, feet down, arms out – causing them to use a cycling motion in the water. What many don’t understand is that the vertical position is the drowning position. Being able to maintain your own buoyancy, with the ability to float on your back, is the number one rule when an issue arises in the water. It is imperative a child knows how to successfully get to and hold this position should they fall into water unexpectedly. 

This is why at Kings Swim School from an early age we teach children how to roll onto their backs and stay afloat unaided while being able to move to the side of the pool. 

  • Weekdays and weekend lesson times
  • Warm babies and pre-schoolers pool heated to 33.5 degrees
  • Seven programme levels from 3 months – 5 years/starting school
  • Parent/adult in the water until swimming independently
  • Ratio with parent/adult in the water 6:1 tutor, 3:1 when swimming independently
  • 25 minute weekly lesson
  • Includes songs, fun activities, skills, safe entry and exit into the pool

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!

Kings Swim School Christchurch