Little girl learning to swim at Northern Arena Learn to Swim School

Toddler / Pre–School Swimming Lessons

Toddlers aged 3-5 years   |   $19 per lesson (30 mins)   |   Max students per class 4

Paua | Tadpoles | Minnows | Guppies

By three and four years old, your toddler is itching to get out and swim on their own – it’s remarkable how quickly their co-ordination and confidence grows. Toddlers swimming classes focus on basic water skills, safety and growing their enjoyment of the water.  Your child needs to develop these key life skills at an early age to enable them to remain safe in and around water as well as swim and survive.

Swim classes at this age range are kept to a ratio of 1:3 – 1:4 to enable more swimming time and individual tuition for your child.  These levels as with all our swim school levels are set by by ability rather than by age, which allows your child to move to the next level as soon as they have attained the required criteria.  These swimming classes run 7 days a week, all year round and are 30 minutes.

Joining The Swim School

The Northern Arena swimming classes run all year round (except over Christmas and New Year). Pre-school lessons are 30 minutes in duration. The direct debit, perpetual booking system is designed to make your life as easy as possible – removing the need to rebook and ensures that your space and booking continually rolls 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 only take 5-10 minutes where the instructor will ask your child to perform a few simple tasks in the water.



Once your child level has been established and you have read and understood the Northern Arena Swim School Term 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

Further Reading

Griffin University Early Childhood Swimming


“Its so great there i love how the pool is a great temp and the air in there is hot so you dont get cold, i found another pool last year was so cold and we got sick alot.. so we changed to northern arena and its just so nice.”

“Great size pool, fantastic soft grippy floor and a lovely temperature – thanks to all at reception too for being super friendly and smiley when we come in, half the battle is having an atmosphere that kiddies enjoy coming into and my munch kin loves your place.” A. Beadsmoore

“I just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to you and all the staff and especially our swim teacher. Our little girl is absolutely loving her lessons!!! She talks about it ALL week (asking to come every day!) and she is making great progress, from the first lesson not even wanting to get in the pool, she is now (relatively) happy to put her head under and can even be convinced to blow a few bubbles. Most reassuringly for me however is that she now can confidently and safely get in and out of the pool independently. WOW!!! Amazing to think she has only had 3 lessons.”

“Just wanted to say that we are very happy with the ongoing progress our daughters are making with their swimming lessons! The team are so professional and the swim teachers are so talented, they set fun challenges that are relevant to learning key swimming skills without the children even realizing! Thanks so much and keep up all the hard work! Very happy parents.”
S. & L. Bennett.

“Swim school you totally ROCK! When you see your coordination challenged child swimming a fairly decent freestyle after a few weeks of training, you remember ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!” “Everything is so well organized from admin/reception to pool side, and this busy mum truly appreciates that!”

“A BIG thank-you to man at Northern Arena this morning – who went that extra mile and spent time with my friends grandson who wouldn’t go in the water – (his first swimming lesson) I it can be daunting on such a young one.”

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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