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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 prior to, or at the first 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.

Free Swimming Assessment

We're offering free swimming assessments at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre and Waikanae Pool. Please click on the link below to enquire and our Swim School Manager will be in touch.

Click here for free assessment


"Jed got so much out of the lessons this year, so worthwhile and now that we have a
pool at home I get a huge amount of joy seeing him so confident in the water”.
It doesn’t matter at what age the children start lessons with Swim Kāpiti the children
are welcomed and Shelley and her team have an ability to seamlessly match
ability and age."


Term 2 lessons run at Ōtaki Pool & Coastlands Aquatic Centre from Monday 29 April - Saturday 6 July. Priority bookings for those currently in classes open on Monday 1 April and for all new bookings from Monday 8 April.

Registration forms below:

Learn to Swim registration forms:

School Holiday SwimBegin / SwimImprove / SwimDevelop registration forms:

Lessons Schedule

This page contains information about SwimKāpiti swimming lesson times and prices. Term 1 2019 Lessons Term 2 lessons run at Ōtaki Pool & Coastlands Aquatic Centre from Monday 29 April - Saturday 6 July. Priority bookings for those currently in classes...


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School age

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Free Swimming Assessment

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