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Learn to Swim School Swimming Lessons

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Learning to swim at Northern Arena learn to swim school couldn’t be easier with swimming lessons from 3 month old babies to adult improver classes.

All swimming lessons at Northern Arena are taught by highly trained and accomplished swimming instructors in purpose built swimming pools and are specifically designed to enhance your child’s enjoyment, confidence, development and safety in and around water.

Classes are kept small in size to enable more swimming time and individual tuition for your child.

Lessons are set by ability rather than by age, in classes that constantly challenge development and progression using the most up to date techniques.

The progressive swimming model allows your child to move to the next level as soon as they have attained the required criteria and our booking system is designed to make your life as easy as possible.

Northern Arena swimming classes run all year round and range in duration from 30 – 60 minutes.

Before you, or your child, becomes a swim school member, we need to assess your child with a short 5-10 minute swim assessment to ensure they begin swimming at the correct level.

Learning how to swim and survive is a key life skill in which you should invest for yourself and your family.

Joining The Swim School

The Northern Arena swimming classes run all year round (except over Christmas and New Year) and range in duration from 30 minutes to 1 hour. The swim class, direct debit, perpetual booking system are designed to make your life as easy as possible – removing the need to rebook and ensure that your space and booking continually roll over. To find out more about our swimming lessons see here.

Join the swim school in 3 easy steps: 


Book an assessment here or call 09 421 9700 to book a FREE 5 minute swim assessment. Northern Arena’s learn to swim classes are set by ability rather than age, which is why we assess every child’s ability to ensure they begin swimming at the correct level within the swim school programme.  Each learn to swim assessment will take only 5-10 minutes where the instructor will ask your child to perform a few simple tasks in the water.



Once your child's level has been established and you have read and understood the Northern Arena Swim School Terms and Conditions see or call our reception team on 09 421 9700 to find a time and day which best suits you – subject to availability.


Complete a Northern Arena Swim School Direct Debit Authority Form – You can pay your fees from either a credit/debit card or a nominated bank account. Please complete a form below for your chosen option.

 Credit/Debit Card Authority Form

 Nominated Bank Account Authority Form

Swimming Lesson Price List


Lesson Length

*Cost per person

Parent & Child (3-36 months) 30 mins $16 per lesson
Toddler / Pre–School (3-5 years) 30 mins $19 per lesson
School Age (5+ years) 30 mins $19 per lesson
45 mins $19 per lesson
60 mins $19 per lesson
School Age Marlin (5+ years) 2 x 60 mins p/w $127 per month
Talent ID (5+ years) 3 x 60 mins p/w $160 per month
Adult (18+ years) 45 mins $19 per per lesson
Private (All ages) 30 mins 1-1: $55 per lesson
1-2: $89 per lesson
60 mins 1-1: $99 per lesson
1-2: $159 per lesson

*Cost per lesson when enrolled in regular ongoing lessons. Casual, one off lessons excluding Private Lessons are $25 per lesson per person. 


“I love Northern Arena because it is so well thought out. The kids can move up levels in their swimming lessons as soon as they are able, so there is no mucking around in classes that are too easy. The facilities are warm and clean, which makes it so easy with wee kids hopping in and out of the pool. Northern Arena Is awesome - friendly staff with amazing trainers. My son loves your swimming school too & gets really excited when he’s told ‘we’re going swimming today”
L. Patterson

“The difference with my daughter between this week and last week is amazing, so adorable to watch.”

We make two trips down from Algies Bay (just out of Warkworth) and it is so worth the travel. Even the car park is well thought out giving plenty of space for manoeuvring. Well done, and thank you!”
N. Morning

“I would also like to comment on what a wonderful friendly establishment you have. I am REALLY enjoying all the activities we are involved in, especially my own swimming, as a beginner in took a lot of courage to give it a go myself! Many thanks.”
J. Finch

“Our children are very lucky to have this facility and opportunity. My children love coming to your school and your coaches are professional and so involved with the kids and correcting them in the water etc.”
L. De Vincenzo

“Fantastic facilities and great staff. Amazing with the babies swimming lessons and our son loves his lessons.”

“Northern Arena have been MARVELLOUS!”
A. Visser

"I've been meaning to let you guys know for ages that you are doing a great job. We have had our boys at 2 previous swimming places and I can see such an improvement in their swimming since we moved them to Northern Arena. I know swimming is not something we you can say that it takes x weeks to learn and move between the classes, but I can honestly say I can see the difference.”
A. Doncaster

“Our daughter has been doing swimming lessons at Northern Arena since the pools opened. We are very impressed with her progress in six months. She has transitioned through several levels and is now swimming confidently with great technique. My daughter is proud of her achievements and happily attends her weekly session. What sets this swim school apart from others we have attended is the calibre of teaching staff. Teachers are in the pool with the kids which makes a big difference in their ability to correct technique and improve performance. I have found the staff organized and the facilities above average.”
K. Davey

“Well done, the best thing that has happened to this area – superb level of coaching, kids get to train and rub shoulders with some true athletes.”
Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

CLICK HERE to get in touch

Give us a call on 094219700 or simply complete this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. To get a feel for Northern Arena take a video tour or pop in and see us on the corner of Whangaparaoa Road and the Hibiscus Coast Highway. We’d love to show you around and answer any questions.

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