Swimming Lessons for Children
Your children will love visiting Mount Albert Aquatic Swim School for fun and educational swimming lessons. Our lessons teach areas of learning that are combined and presented as activities to enhance student development.
The skills and knowledge learnt through the Swim Tangaroa program provides a level of protection and aims to provide children with solid foundation skills in swimming, survival and basic rescue.
Children wishing to extend their swimming and become a competitive swimmer, we can assist you and can provide you with contact details.
Designed for children aged 3 to 5 years, Tamaiti is the water confidence component of the Swim Tangaroa program. Tamaiti is fundamental to the development of basic foundation skills in swimming, survival and water safety, as is a positive attitude towards learning these essential skills.
Swim Tangaroa Tamaiti guides children through fun and safe activities, gradually building upon their breathing, floating and movement skills; supporting and encouraging independence.
The Tamaiti program progresses from initial parental participation to children developing trust and learning through interacting independently with the teacher.
Tamaiti has five awards (levels) for children to progress through as they build confidence and develop new skills.
Designed for children aged 5 - 14 years, Tamariki is the Swimming and Water Safety component of the Swim Tangaroa program which has been around for over 30 years!
Tamariki is used to emphasise that the skills learnt in the program not only save lives but provide a foundation for participation in a range of aquatic recreation, fitness and sporting activities.
Swim Tangaroa Tamariki is a broad and balanced program teaching a range of skills and knowledge to develop swimming, water safety, survival and basic rescue skills.
With a vibrant look and an increased focus on stroke development, Tamariki encourages children to have a healthy respect for the aquatic environment.
Tamariki has three developing awards (levels) and seven core awards to progress through. The initial awards focus on the development of foundation skills with the higher awards building on endurance.
2020 Swim Tangaroa Lessons
|Term||Start Date||End Date||Holidays|
|15th April||5th July||School Holidays:
6th July - 19th July
|20th July||27th September||School Holidays:
28th September - 13th October
(up to 10 weeks)
|14th October||Primary, Intermediate, Special school:
No later than 20th December
No later than 13th December
5 or 6 weeks
(From school's closing date until opening date of school the following year.)
Labour Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day
**More information can be found Education.govt.nz