Learn to swim where the champions train at Hawke’s Bay’s newest aquatic centre! Our Swim School offers swimming lessons for everyone - from babies to adults, beginners to advanced.

Whether you are wanting to build water confidence, develop your technique, or swim competitively

- we can help you!

Our Swim School Programmes

Water Babies (3 to 36 months)

Our fun lessons are designed to give your baby and toddler a great opportunity to create a fulfilling relationship with the water through song and play

Preschool (3 to 5 years)

Introduce swimming to your children in a fun and safe environment, giving them the opportunity to grow and learn to love the water. There are five levels catered for your child's ability​​​​​

School Age (5+ years)

Catered to your child's needs with a variety of different levels from a beginner to advanced. All levels are based on ability

Mini Squads

Continuing and creating the passion for swimming within the mini squad programme. Levels range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes. All levels are ability based


Lessons can be catered to the individual's needs in a group environment. There are two levels with a swim squad option for our adult swimmers. Levels are based on ability and prior swimming skills

Adaptive Needs Programme

These lessons can be altered and catered to the individual's needs or goals. Ideal for children who work well in a one on one situation

Holiday Programme

Run during the school holiday weeks from Preschool to Mini Squad levels, including adult and private lessons

Swim School Prices



School Age

Mini Squads


Pool Facilities

Pool specs:  25m length x 15m width. Depth range from 1m - 1.35m.

Water temperature 29°C

Changing rooms with under-floorheating

Swim shop

Access for swimmers with disabilities

Guest WIFI available

Pre Assesment

​​​​​​​If you are new to HBRAC and your swimmer has previous swimming ability we are able to run a pre assessment to determine what level they will fit into. Pre assessments will take 10-15 minutes and can run anytime from 3.30pm-6.45pm with prior booking with us.

There will be no charge for this pre assessment.

General Information

What do I Bring?


Eating prior to Lessons

Entry into the Pool

Rollover Policy

Change of Contact Details


Make-up Lessons