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Learn to Swim & Play It Safe By The Water

Everyone Needs to Learn to Swim and Be Safe Around the Water

Important Life Skill

Learning to swim is one of the most important life skills that you can. We are blessed to be surrounded by water and have gorgeous swimming holes to be active in the water. We believe everyone needs to learn to swim, to help you stay safe in and around the water.


Learning to swim opens up so many opportunities to be active around the water. Whether you're interested in water sports such as surfing or water skiing, favourite Kiwi pastimes like boating or fishing, competitive swimming or other aquatic sports, or being active in the water for your health and fitness, everyone needs to have learnt to swim.


Registered Swim Schools

New Zealand has plenty of Learn to Swim Schools around the country, so there is sure to be one close to you. There is no time like the present to learn to swim, whether you are a baby, teenager or adult! It's time to Unlock Your Greatness by learning to swim!


We have have launched the Swimming NZ Registered Swim School Programme to provide Swim School operators with an industry recognised accreditation that signals their acceptance and achievement of a set of minimum standards that are a positive step towards improving the quality and safety of Swim Schools in New Zealand. The programme highlights our commitment to ensuring that anyone wanting to learn to swim can do so in a safe and trusted environment.


To help you find a quality swim school near you, we have developed a Find Your Local Registered Swim School Programme function on our Get Involved webpage. Check it out to help start your learn to swim journey today.




Play It Safe By The Water

We know Kiwis love to hit up their local waterhole over the summer, but it’s important to do so safely. Sadly, New Zealand has one of the highest drowning rates per capita in the developed world. We want to see Kiwis sharing their love for the water with each other whilst knowing how to stay safe around all bodies of water. And always remember to look out for your mate.

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