Preschool swimming lessons help young children learn water confidence and safety skills in a fun environment, building strong foundations for confident swimming.

Lesson length:   25 minutes
Class size: 4 children
Price: $155 per term (10 weeks)
Available at: Huia Pool+Fitness (Naenae Pool+Fitness lessons have moved to Huia due to Learner Pool closure)

Crab is our entry level programme for children with no prior swimming experience. 

Most children start in Crab, and then move through the classes based on progression. If your child already has some swimming ability, they will need to have an assessment with an instructor before they can start in a different class. 


crabThrough songs and fun activities, your child will work on:

  • Building confidence in the water
  • Getting in and out of water safely, and
  • Confidently going under the water.



starfishYour child will continue to develop basic skills including:

  • Safe entry / exit
  • Correct front start
  • Starfish front float - unaided
  • Correct back start
  • Aided back float



squidYour child will develop swimming skills in:

  • Streamline front float
  • Streamline back float
  • Streamline front glide
  • Streamline back glide
  • Front kick unaided
  • Back kick aided



clownfishYour child will develop swimming skills in:

  • Streamline front kick 5m
  • Streamline back kick 5m
  • Kick and paddle 5m



salmonYour child will develop swimming skills in:

  • Streamline front kick 7m
  • Streamline back kick 7m
  • Basic freestyle arm action
  • Basic backstroke arm action