School Age sWIMMING

Swimming Classes Set By Ability, Not Age

School Age Swimming Lessons

Swim Classes Set By Ability, Not Age 


No matter what the experience your child has in the water, Northern Arena learn to swim school has levels from beginner to competitive. With swim lessons set by ability rather than by age, your child will progress through the levels as soon as they have attained the required criteria. Lessons range from 30-45-60 minutes in length.

Once children are at school, their swimming skills begin to develop very quickly indeed. Swimming lessons for kids at this age continue to focus on water safety, building water confidence, and developing a sound technical swimming base of the four different strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly) - whilst having fun. 

A quick swim assessment is required to start them off in the swim program in the correct swimming class. The purpose-built learn to swim pools and swimming program structure aids development and progression through the swim levels.

These swimming classes are available 7 days a week and run all year round.

It Couldn't Be Easier To Start

Joining Northern Arena’s award winning learn to swim school couldn’t be easier.

The swim class, direct debit, perpetual booking system is designed to make your life easy with swim classes running all year round (except Christmas and New Year) removing the need to rebook every term and ensures your space and booking continues. This progressive swimming model allows your child to move to the next level as soon as they have attained the required criteria - so you don't have to wait until the end of a block of lessons to move up!

School aged child learning to swim


"I just wanted to let you know how awesome we are finding the lessons and how much Jaime has progressed." D. Tilley

"The best experience for my 3 sons. They have developed so much! Staff are super friendly and swim teachers have inspired my boys!" R. Foreman

"I'm sitting by the side of the pool and I can't stop smiling. Kyla is in her first lesson of butterfly and she has a grin from ear to ear. Her amazing teacher is encouraging and clear in his instructions. Without me asking her I can see Kyla is loving it. Very happy customers." R. McKenlay

"They are not just good, they are absolutely fantastic! If you book in you won't regret it!" A. McMahon

"I Just wanted to congratulate your swimming teachers. Over the years we have had the pleasure of our children receiving excellent, patient coaching from a variety of teachers. Each has been fantastic. A special thanks to my daughter's teacher, her firm but reassuring and lovely nature is really pushing my daughter. Keep up the good work." K. Hill

"I have been very impressed with the swimming instructors at Northern Arena, and today we were blown away by one of your instructors (in a good way)!!!!! Our youngest has just moved up to eels and she was very scared to get in. The instructor handled this so well, told her she didn't have to swim and he was going to give her a piggyback ride. Anyway, not even 2 mins later she had the biggest smile on her face and trying her best to impress her new teacher, whom she loves!!!!! He was amazing!" M. De Belder

The Swimming Pools

Designed and built by swimmer’s

Northern Arena, Auckland, has four cutting edge swimming pools purpose built for learning to swim.  All four of our swimming pools


Further Reading

Learn how swimming can enhance your babies life in more ways than one! Plus keep up to date and read all the latest swim school news, tips, tricks and more to help you live the ultimate holistic lifestyle


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