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*** Unfortunately all QLDC Sport & Recreation facilities will close at 8.00pm on Monday 23 March until further notice due to Covid-19 ***
Learn to Swim in Queenstown and Wānaka!
QLDC Swim School is a gold quality provider as certified by the New Zealand Swim Teachers and Coaches Association (NZSCTA). All our instructors hold qualifications from Swimming New Zealand or AUSTSWIM and attend regular in-house training.
We offer quality Learn to Swim programmes at both Alpine Aqualand and Wānaka Recreation Centre, providing a positive, comfortable environment for learning the life skills of swimming and water safety.
Download our latest brochure here.
Our instructors have both nationally and internationally recognised qualifications, including the Assistant Swim Teacher Award (ASTA) from Swimming NZ, the National Swim Ed Certificate, the National Pool Lifeguard Award or AUSTSWIM Australia's Teacher Licences.
We have an easy, hassle-free system where your booking will automatically rollover to the next term and the class level adjusted according to your child's current ability.
Lessons start from as little as $11.50 each, with family discounts and multi-lesson discounts available.
We try to be flexible with lesson times and work around your family's needs, however please be aware this is not always possible.
We also run intensive, week-long swim classes during school holidays. For more info on these click here.
If you wish to make a booking when the pools reopen, you can do so online via the following links:
BOOK LESSONS AT ALPINE AQUALAND HERE (once we reopen)
BOOK LESSONS AT WĀNAKA RECREATION CENTRE HERE (once we reopen)
Alternatively, please make enquiries direct with our friendly teams in Queenstown or Wānaka:
Aqualand Swim School:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 03 450 9115
Wānaka Swim School:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 03 443 9334