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 We are committed to providing education across the aquatic sector. We achieve this by delivering swim teacher training utilising AUSTSWIM courses and qualifications, our Registered Swim Schools Programme to set an industry standard, and water testing training for pool operators around Aotearoa. We also provide education for our technical officials and swim coaches.

Registered Swim School Programme

We have developed 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.

Registered Swim School Programme

You can get your Swim School involved in the programme by reaching out to Karen to get the ball rolling - her email is 

Coach Education

Coaches play a crucial role in the delivery of our sport throughout the country and creating positive swimming experiences for our community.

We partner with Swim Coaches & Teachers NZ in delivering coaching courses.


We are currently working on some additional initiatives to provide greater development and support for coaches - watch this space.

Officials Education & Information

Our technical officials are an integral part of helping us to go racing in competitive swimming. We are committed to assisting with their education and development.

AUSTSWIM Course Calendar

You can see all course dates and locations via the AUSTSWIM website. For more information and to enrol email

Water Testing

Swimming New Zealand has a national commitment to Water Safety and we are proud to present WATERMARK Training and Consultancy to help solve water supply and water quality problems and recommend treatment options.


One of the most important life skills is learning to swim. You can help Kiwis gain this crucial skill by becoming a swim teacher. Swim teaching is an exciting and fulfilling career or pastime. The role of a swim teacher is to pass on the aquatic skills and knowledge needed to be confident and familiar with the water, enabling participation in the sport of swimming and other aquatic activities.

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