Swimming lessons set by ability not age

Learn To Swim At Northern Arena

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.


All swimming 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.

Babies floating in pool rings

Baby Swimming Lessons

Water Babies | Advanced Water Babies  ​

Age: Babies aged 2-6 months

Cost: Free (Sponsored by Manuka Dr. Skin Care)
Lesson Length: 30 minutes

Students per class: Max 9

Making a splash in swimming lessons with your baby is an exciting, enriching experience for everyone involved. 


There are heaps of reasons to get your baby into swimming lessons early. Thanks to our amazing sponsor, Manuka Doctor Skin Care there are even more! For babies under 6 months, at Northern Arena swimming lessons are FREE!

Babies can start lessons from 2 months of age. To be eligible for this incredible initiative, the baby must be aged 2-6 months.


Babies love the water – there’s no better time to start.

Baby/ Toddler Swimming Lessons

Advanced Water Babies | Aqua Tots | Super Tots 1, 2 and 3 | Paua Tots

Age: Babies aged 6-36 months

Cost: $18.50 per class

Lesson Length: 30 minutes
Students per class: Max 9

Give your child the greatest start to life in the water you can with parent and child baby/toddler swimming classes.

The Northern Arena baby and baby/ toddler swimming lessons focus on getting your baby comfortable in the water and teaching them basic co-ordination as well as early awareness and survival skills. 

These parent and child swimming lessons are a great opportunity to strengthen gross & fine motor skills, enhance coordination & balance, provide positive encouragement, help develop social skills, improve cognitive development and because you’re in the pool with them, it’s a great bonding experience for *you and your child.

Once your baby learns to love being in the water, they’re in a great position to begin to learn to swim.

*Caregiver must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Baby holding onto the side of the pool
Child kicking with kick board and noodle wearing cap and goggles

Pre-School Swimming Lesson

Paua | Tadpoles | Minnows | Guppies

Age: Kids aged 3-5 years

Cost: $21 per class
Lesson Length: 30 minutes

Students per class: Max 4

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.


Pre-school/Toddler's 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 safer in and around water.

Swim classes at this age range are kept to a low student/teacher ratio to enable more swimming time and individual tuition for your child. 

Set by ability rather than by age, a swim assessment is required to start them off at the correct level. Your child will move to the next level as soon as they have attained the required criteria. The purpose-built learn to swimming pools and program structure, aid development, and progression through the levels.