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SwimKāpiti | swimming lessons for everyone

We provide swimming lessons in Kāpiti for people of all ages and abilities. This is where you can learn aquatic skills for life!

Lessons at Coastlands Aquatic Centre are held in the purpose built PAK'nSAVE Programmes Pool. The water temperature of 32°c, plus the pool's ranging depth, provides the perfect environment to learn to swim.  More advanced lessons are in the main pool.

At Waikanae and Ōtaki pools, younger children have their lessons in the toddlers' pool. Older children are taught in the main pools, where platforms can be used.

Our facilities hold PoolSafe accreditation which ensures high quality filtration systems ensuring the pool cleanliness is kept to an optimum and fully qualified lifeguards on poolside for the extra safety for you and your children.

Our friendly instructors undergo continuous training in learn to swim principals.

Plenty of parking and family change rooms fully equipped with showers and baby change tables makes your swimming experiences as comfortable as possible.

SwimBegin, SwimDevelop and SwimSmart programmes are our affordable block swim lessons in which each level includes two or more levels of our regular swim school. Private lessons are also available.

To book swimming lessons visit or call either Ōtaki Pool or Coastlands Aquatic Centre. A 25% deposit must be paid at the time of booking. Full payment must be made by the second lesson.

For more information contact SwimKāpiti:

  • Ōtaki Pool: 06 364 5542
  • Coastlands Aquatic Centre: 04 296 4746
  • Waikanae Pool: 04 296 4789

Email: swim@kapiticoast.govt.nz or download a copy of our brochure from the image, above right.

Term 4 lessons run at Waikanae Pool from Monday 13 November to Saturday 16 December and at Coastlands Aquatic Centre from Monday 16 October to Saturday 16 December 2017. Priority bookings for those currently in classes are open from 18 September and for all new bookings from 25 September 2017. 

Registration forms below:

Learn to Swim registration forms:-

School Holiday SwimBegin / SwimImprove / SwimDevelop registration forms:-

  • Please contact Coastlands Aquatic Centre for more details.

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