Our Philosophy

Our Swim Tangaroa team are an award winning team who offer amazing swimming lessons!

Our Philosophy:

Swim Tangaroa provides Swimming and Water Safety programmes for Pepi, Tamaiti and Tamariki.

Our programme is designed to encourage and assist our whanau/families to develop Water Safety skills through participating in a variety of fun and safe activities in the water.

Our levels are given names of sea life that live and thrive within Tangaroa. As your child grows and develops new aquatic and water safety skills, they too will grow and thrive within our programme.

Swim Tangaroa encourages the use of Te Reo Maori within our lessons. Although lessons are predominantly taught in English, our qualified and experienced teachers are provided with new kupu/words and phrases to use throughout lessons.

Our Swim Tangaroa Whanau are committed to giving the skill of learning to swim as we believe this to be a skill of life.

Key Learning Areas

  • Entries and exits
  • Floating
  • Movement stroke development
  • Personal survival
  • Underwater skills

Levels we cater to:

  • Babies (Under 3)
  • Preschool
  • School Age
  • Junior Prep Squads
  • Adults (14 years & above)
  • Private Lessons


  • $80 per term - $8 per 20-minute lesson for babies and toddlers under 3 years
  • $129 per term - $12.90 per 30 minutes lesson for students over 3 years
  • Private lessons available dependant on teacher availiability 
  • Receive a 10% discount if 3 or more children from the same family are enrolled.
  • Direct Debit option available
  • Paid in full option available
  • Fast Track Holiday program available – 19th April - 30th April
  • Automatic suspension implemented at the end of each term.

Our Swim Tangaroa schedule run alongside the school terms which means you are required to let us know if your child is NOT returning for the following term.
If you do not confirm cancellation, your child will automatically be enrolled for the following term.

A reminder notice will be sent by the Swim Tangaroa team nearing the end of each term.


Swim Tangaoa Key Dates:

Term Two lessons begin: Sunday 2nd May
Monday 7th June: Queens Birthday, no lessons
Terms two ends:Friday 9th July

Interested in learning more?
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Swim Tangaroa Caters To

  • Infants with their parents in the water - Children aged 5 months to 3 years
  • Preschoolers - Children aged 3 - 5 years
  • School aged children - 5 - 14 years
  • Adult swimming lessons - 15 years and over

Swim Tangaroa Benefits

It's never too early or late to learn how to swim! Our program ensures students learn and understand personal survival and water safety elements at all ages.

Other Benefits Include:
  • Establishing a strong and effective swimming technique
  • Becoming empowered to think, discuss and decide
  • Enhancing knowledge, skill and understanding
  • Supported by professionally qualified teachers

Membership Fees 

Membership fees are due and payable via direct debit. This fee covers the cost of the lesson and holds the student’s place in a class. A separate document detailing terms and conditions related to direct debit payments is available from reception.


Children under 3 years:  $8.00 per lesson per week / $16.00 per fornight
Children over 3 years:    $12.90 per lesson per week / $25.80 per fotnight
Adults: $12.90 per lesson per week / $25.80 per fortnight
Any additional classes: $10.00 on top of your usual payment
COMBO: Enjoy 7 days of leisure swimming along with your lesson for an extra $3 per child! That is $15.90 for 7 days leisure swimming AND your lesson for only $15.90!


Enjoy a free leisure swim on the day of your lesson for no extra charge

Essentials for Each Lesson 

  • A towel 

  • A well, non-contagious student (If you or your child is unwell please stay home)

  • Goggles or cap, if the student prefers

  • A swim nappy if your child is not toilet trained

  • A happy and cheery smile with lots of energy

  • Students swipe tag

Missed Lessons

The membership fee secures your place within the program class. Program membership does not include an option for missed lessons.

Prior notification and presentation of a medical certificate for the missed lesson is ideal, however we do understand that illnesses can often pop up out of the blue.

Please let us know as soon as possible if your child is unable to attend their lesson so arrangements for catch-up lessons can be made.


What are the pool temperatures

Our pools are heated all year round to ensure the teachers and our students are comfortable throughout their lessons.

The leisure pool which is used for our Wonder, Courge and Active 1-3 classes is 30 degrees
Our 7 lane lap pool, which is used for our Active levels 3+, Squad and Adult classes is 27.5 degrees

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