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Dash Swim School

Wellington's Leader in Aquatic Education

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Babies

Waterbabies

Waterbabies

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  • Aged 4 months to 18 months.
  • Parents or Caregiver to be in the water.
  • Water confidence, submersion, independence in the water
  • Floating with aids
  • Intro to rolling from front to back
  • class times
    Mon11:00
    Wed12:30
    Sat10:00
Tiny Tots

Tiny Tots

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  • Aged 18 months – 3 years.
  • Water confidence, understanding cues, submersion
  • Assisted floating and kicking
  • Fall in and roll to back, swim back to wall (some assistance).
  • class times
    Mon11:30
    Tue12:30
    Wed12:00
    Sat08:3009:0010:0010:3011:00
Super Tots

Super Tots

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  • Ability based level aged 18 months-3 years
  • Floating without assistance
  • Intro to unassisted kicking
  • Rolling front to back, clothed swim.
  • class times
    Sat08:3011:00
Super Tots Advanced

Super Tots Advanced

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  • The advanced toddler who needs to be extended until they reach preschool age.
  • Unassisted floating
  • Unassisted kicking
  • Rolling front to back, clothed swim.
  • Intro to arm circles
  • class times
    Sat09:30

Pre School

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

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  • First preschool level.
  • Water confidence and submersion which is a key building block to learning to swim.
  • class times
    Mon10:3011:0012:0015:3016:00
    Tue12:0012:3015:3016:00
    Wed12:0015:3016:30
    Thurs15:3016:30
    Fri16:00
    Sat08:3009:0009:3010:3011:3012:00
Starfish

Starfish

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  • Float with minimal assistance.
  • Beginning of the Freestyle and Backstroke leg kick.
  • class times
    Mon10:3011:3016:00
    Tue12:0015:30
    Wed12:3016:0016:30
    Thurs16:00
    Fri16:00
    Sat08:3009:3010:3011:00
Seahorse

Seahorse

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  • Float on their front and their back unassisted.
  • Perfect the Freestyle and Backstroke Kicking action and be able for a minimum of 5 metres.
  • class times
    Mon12:3016:3017:00
    Tue16:30
    Wed16:00
    Thurs15:30
    Fri15:30
    Sat09:0009:3010:0011:30
Little Orca

Little Orca

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  • Perfect their Freestyle and Backstroke kicking action and be able to kick for a minimum of 7 metres.
  • They will learn the Freestyle and Backstroke Arms.
  • class times
    Mon12:0016:30
    Tue16:00
    Wed17:00
    Thurs16:00
    Fri16:30
    Sat09:0011:30
Octopus

Octopus

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  • Coordination between the Freestyle and Backstroke kick and arm action.
  • Perfect their arm technique so that they are able to swim both Freestyle and Backstroke for a minimum of 5 metres.
  • Begin to learn the Breaststroke kicking action
  • Be introduced to the Freestyle breathing technique.
  • class times
    Mon12:30
    Fri15:30
    Sat09:30
Little Dasher

Little Dasher

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  • Improve on their Freestyle and Backstroke swimming and be extended as far as they can go until they can be transferred into our School age program.
  • Full Breaststroke
  • Understanding of the Butterfly leg kick.

School Age

Spotty

Spotty

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  • First level in our School age level.
  • Learn how to be safe in the pool environment, water confidence
  • How to submerge
  • Float with the use of a noodle or a kick board.
  • class times
    Mon15:3016:30
    Tue15:3016:30
    Wed15:3016:3017:00
    Thurs15:3016:30
    Fri15:3016:30
    Sat08:3009:0010:0011:00
Herrings

Herrings

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  • Float independently on front and back
  • Freestyle and Backstroke kick action
  • Push and glide
  • Beginnings of Freestyle and Backstroke arm actions.
  • class times
    Mon15:3016:0016:3017:0017:30
    Tue15:3016:0016:3017:00
    Wed15:3016:0016:3017:00
    Thurs15:3016:0016:3017:00
    Fri15:3016:0016:3017:00
    Sat08:3009:3010:0010:3011:0011:3012:00
Kahawai

Kahawai

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  • Kick for 10 metres on their front and back
  • Perfect the Freestyle and Backstroke arm actions
  • Swim for 5 metres in both strokes, introduction to the Butterfly kick.
  • class times
    Mon15:3016:0017:00
    Tue16:0016:30
    Wed15:3016:0017:00
    Thurs16:0016:3017:00
    Fri16:0016:30
    Sat08:3009:0010:0011:0011:30
Eels

Eels

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  • 10 metres of Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Correct breathing in Freestyle
  • Breaststroke leg kick
  • Advanced techniques allowing them to swim for further.
  • class times
    Mon15:3016:0017:30
    Tue15:3016:0016:3017:00
    Wed15:3016:0016:3017:3018:00
    Thurs16:0016:3017:00
    Fri16:0016:30
    Sat08:3009:0010:0011:30
Sharks

Sharks

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  • 15 metres of Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Perfect Freestyle breathing technique.
  • Kick Breaststroke for 10 metres and be introduced to full Breaststroke with the correct timing needed to be able to swim further.
  • class times
    Mon16:0016:3017:0017:30
    Tue15:3017:0017:30
    Wed15:3017:0018:00
    Thurs15:3016:30
    Fri15:30
    Sat09:0010:3011:0011:3012:00
Manta Rays

Manta Rays

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  • Swim 25 metres of Freestyle and 25 metres of Backstroke with the correct technique
  • Advanced techniques allowing them to swim further. They will also be able to swim 15 metres of Breaststroke and be competent in the Butterfly leg kick.
  • class times
    Mon15:3017:00
    Tue15:3016:30
    Wed16:00
    Thurs15:3016:30
    Fri17:00
    Sat10:0011:30
Orcas

Orcas

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  • Swim 50 metres of Freestyle with the ability to breath to both sides.
  • Swim 50 metres of Backstroke with a more advanced technique
  • Swim 25 metres of Breaststroke with the correct timing and technique
  • Introduced to full Butterfly and tumble turns.
  • class times
    Mon16:30
    Tue16:00
    Wed16:30
    Thurs16:00
    Fri17:30
    Sat10:0010:30
Marlins

Marlins

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  • 45 minutes long.
  • First step in our "high end" program.
  • Swim 100 metres of Freestyle with bilateral breathing
  • 100 metres of Backstroke
  • 50 metres of Breaststroke with correct timing
  • 10 metres of Butterfly.
  • Tumble turns and will be pushed more to increase their level of fitness.
  • class times
    Tue15:45
    Thurs15:45
Whales

Whales

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  • Increasing the distance your child can swim
  • 200 metres Freestyle and Backstroke
  • 100 metres of Breaststroke
  • 25 metres of Butterfly
  • Introduced into a "squad" setting where they will learn how to use a pace clock and self-time effectively.
  • class times
    Tue16:30
    Thurs16:30
Dashers

Dashers

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  • Top level in our Learn to Swim program.
  • 400 metres in Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Swim 200 metres Breaststroke
  • 100 metres of Butterfly
  • How to complete a "squad set"
  • Perform all competitive turns.
  • Private
  • Private classes are great for those who need:
  • Extra push one on one
  • Special needs that cannot be addressed in group classes
  • Training for a specific reason (police, triathlon, racing, moving levels etc).
  • class times
    Thurs17:30

Other

Transitional

Transitional

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  • 1 on 1 tuition for one term only to work on the skills needed to help them progress.
  • class times
    Mon17:00
    Tue17:30
    Wed17:30
    Thurs17:00
    Fri17:00
    Sat10:30
Private

Private

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Adult Beginner

Adult Beginner

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  • Learn to be comfortable in the water before being introduced to swimming techniques
  • Technique improvement for the less able swimmer – correcting stroke and breathing skills to help you to swim efficiently and confidently.
  • class times
    Mon17:30
    Tue18:00
    Thurs18:00
Adult Advance

Adult Advance

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  • Get the heart pumping and the fitness building in fun but structured sessions.
  • Ideal for cross-training for triathlons, surf lifesaving, water polo or any water-based sport.
  • class times
    Wed18:00
Special Needs

Special Needs

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Waterbabies

  • Aged 4 months to 18 months.
  • Parents or Caregiver to be in the water.
  • Water confidence, submersion, independence in the water
  • Floating with aids
  • Intro to rolling from front to back
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Tiny Tots

  • Aged 18 months – 3 years.
  • Water confidence, understanding cues, submersion
  • Assisted floating and kicking
  • Fall in and roll to back, swim back to wall (some assistance).
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Super Tots

  • Ability based level aged 18 months-3 years
  • Floating without assistance
  • Intro to unassisted kicking
  • Rolling front to back, clothed swim.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Super Tots Advanced

  • The advanced toddler who needs to be extended until they reach preschool age.
  • Unassisted floating
  • Unassisted kicking
  • Rolling front to back, clothed swim.
  • Intro to arm circles
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Jellyfish

  • First preschool level.
  • Water confidence and submersion which is a key building block to learning to swim.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Starfish

  • Float with minimal assistance.
  • Beginning of the Freestyle and Backstroke leg kick.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Seahorse

  • Float on their front and their back unassisted.
  • Perfect the Freestyle and Backstroke Kicking action and be able for a minimum of 5 metres.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Little Orca

  • Perfect their Freestyle and Backstroke kicking action and be able to kick for a minimum of 7 metres.
  • They will learn the Freestyle and Backstroke Arms.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Octopus

  • Coordination between the Freestyle and Backstroke kick and arm action.
  • Perfect their arm technique so that they are able to swim both Freestyle and Backstroke for a minimum of 5 metres.
  • Begin to learn the Breaststroke kicking action
  • Be introduced to the Freestyle breathing technique.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Little Dasher

  • Improve on their Freestyle and Backstroke swimming and be extended as far as they can go until they can be transferred into our School age program.
  • Full Breaststroke
  • Understanding of the Butterfly leg kick.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Spotty

  • First level in our School age level.
  • Learn how to be safe in the pool environment, water confidence
  • How to submerge
  • Float with the use of a noodle or a kick board.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Herrings

  • Float independently on front and back
  • Freestyle and Backstroke kick action
  • Push and glide
  • Beginnings of Freestyle and Backstroke arm actions.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Kahawai

  • Kick for 10 metres on their front and back
  • Perfect the Freestyle and Backstroke arm actions
  • Swim for 5 metres in both strokes, introduction to the Butterfly kick.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Eels

  • 10 metres of Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Correct breathing in Freestyle
  • Breaststroke leg kick
  • Advanced techniques allowing them to swim for further.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Sharks

  • 15 metres of Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Perfect Freestyle breathing technique.
  • Kick Breaststroke for 10 metres and be introduced to full Breaststroke with the correct timing needed to be able to swim further.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Manta Rays

  • Swim 25 metres of Freestyle and 25 metres of Backstroke with the correct technique
  • Advanced techniques allowing them to swim further. They will also be able to swim 15 metres of Breaststroke and be competent in the Butterfly leg kick.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Orcas

  • Swim 50 metres of Freestyle with the ability to breath to both sides.
  • Swim 50 metres of Backstroke with a more advanced technique
  • Swim 25 metres of Breaststroke with the correct timing and technique
  • Introduced to full Butterfly and tumble turns.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Marlins

  • 45 minutes long.
  • First step in our "high end" program.
  • Swim 100 metres of Freestyle with bilateral breathing
  • 100 metres of Backstroke
  • 50 metres of Breaststroke with correct timing
  • 10 metres of Butterfly.
  • Tumble turns and will be pushed more to increase their level of fitness.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Whales

  • Increasing the distance your child can swim
  • 200 metres Freestyle and Backstroke
  • 100 metres of Breaststroke
  • 25 metres of Butterfly
  • Introduced into a "squad" setting where they will learn how to use a pace clock and self-time effectively.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Dashers

  • Top level in our Learn to Swim program.
  • 400 metres in Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Swim 200 metres Breaststroke
  • 100 metres of Butterfly
  • How to complete a "squad set"
  • Perform all competitive turns.
  • Private
  • Private classes are great for those who need:
  • Extra push one on one
  • Special needs that cannot be addressed in group classes
  • Training for a specific reason (police, triathlon, racing, moving levels etc).
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Transitional

  • 1 on 1 tuition for one term only to work on the skills needed to help them progress.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Adult Beginner

  • Learn to be comfortable in the water before being introduced to swimming techniques
  • Technique improvement for the less able swimmer – correcting stroke and breathing skills to help you to swim efficiently and confidently.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Adult Advance

  • Get the heart pumping and the fitness building in fun but structured sessions.
  • Ideal for cross-training for triathlons, surf lifesaving, water polo or any water-based sport.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Special Needs

Monday

Morning

Lane 10:30 11:00 11:30
a Starfish Jellyfish Starfish
b Jellyfish Waterbabies Tiny Tots

Afternoon

Lane 12:00 12:30 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30
a Jellyfish Seahorse Jellyfish Jellyfish Little Orca Transitional Herrings
b Little Orca Octopus Kahawai Starfish Seahorse Kahawai Private
c Spotty Herrings Spotty Seahorse Eels
d Herrings Kahawai Herrings Herrings
3 Manta Rays Sharks Orcas Manta Rays Adult Beginner
4a Eels Eels Sharks Sharks Sharks
4b Private Private Private Private Private


Tuesday

Afternoon

Lane 12:00 12:30 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00
a Jellyfish Tiny Tots Jellyfish Jellyfish Seahorse Herrings Private Private
b Starfish Jellyfish Starfish Little Orca Spotty Sharks
c Spotty Herrings Herrings Private
d Herrings Kahawai Kahawai
3 Sharks Orcas Manta Rays Private Sharks
4a Eels Eels Eels Eels Transitional Adult Beginner


Wednesday

Afternoon

Lane 12:00 12:30 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00
a Tiny Tots Waterbabies Jellyfish Starfish Jellyfish Spotty
b Jellyfish Starfish Spotty Seahorse Starfish Little Orca Eels
c Herrings Kahawai Spotty Kahawai Transitional Sharks
d Kahawai Herrings Herrings Herrings Private Adult Advance
3 Sharks Manta Rays Orcas Sharks Eels
4a Eels Eels Eels Private Private Private


Thursday

Afternoon

Lane 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00
a Seahorse Little Orca Kahawai Private Private
b Jellyfish Starfish Jellyfish Private
c Spotty Herrings Herrings Kahawai Private
d Herrings Kahawai Spotty Herrings
3 Manta Rays Orcas Sharks Transitional Adult Beginner
4a Sharks Eels Eels Eels


Friday

Afternoon

Lane 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30
a Octopus Jellyfish Little Orca Herrings
b Seahorse Starfish Kahawai Transitional
c Spotty Kahawai Herrings
d Herrings Herrings Spotty Private Private
3 Special Needs Special Needs Special Needs Special Needs Special Needs
4a Sharks Eels Eels Manta Rays Orcas


Saturday

Morning

Lane 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
a Jellyfish Jellyfish Starfish Spotty Herrings Herrings Seahorse
b Herrings Kahawai Starfish Kahawai Herrings Herrings Little Orca
c Herrings Spotty Seahorse Kahawai Jellyfish
d Herrings Jellyfish Starfish Seahorse Jellyfish Starfish Jellyfish
e Spotty Little Orca Seahorse Herrings Starfish Spotty Jellyfish
1a Super Tots Tiny Tots Super Tots Advanced Waterbabies Tiny Tots Super Tots Herrings
1b Starfish Jellyfish Jellyfish Eels Transitional Kahawai Kahawai
1c Tiny Tots Seahorse Jellyfish Tiny Tots Jellyfish Tiny Tots Eels
3 Eels Sharks Herrings Manta Rays Orcas Private Manta Rays
4 Kahawai Eels Octopus Orcas Sharks Sharks Sharks

Afternoon

Lane 12:00 12:30
a Private
b Private
c Private
d Private Private
e Private Private
1a Private
1b Herrings Private
1c Private
3 Sharks
4 Jellyfish


Waterbabies

  • Aged 4 months to 18 months.
  • Parents or Caregiver to be in the water.
  • Water confidence, submersion, independence in the water
  • Floating with aids
  • Intro to rolling from front to back
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Tiny Tots

  • Aged 18 months – 3 years.
  • Water confidence, understanding cues, submersion
  • Assisted floating and kicking
  • Fall in and roll to back, swim back to wall (some assistance).
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Super Tots

  • Ability based level aged 18 months-3 years
  • Floating without assistance
  • Intro to unassisted kicking
  • Rolling front to back, clothed swim.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Super Tots Advanced

  • The advanced toddler who needs to be extended until they reach preschool age.
  • Unassisted floating
  • Unassisted kicking
  • Rolling front to back, clothed swim.
  • Intro to arm circles
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Jellyfish

  • First preschool level.
  • Water confidence and submersion which is a key building block to learning to swim.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Starfish

  • Float with minimal assistance.
  • Beginning of the Freestyle and Backstroke leg kick.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Seahorse

  • Float on their front and their back unassisted.
  • Perfect the Freestyle and Backstroke Kicking action and be able for a minimum of 5 metres.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Little Orca

  • Perfect their Freestyle and Backstroke kicking action and be able to kick for a minimum of 7 metres.
  • They will learn the Freestyle and Backstroke Arms.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Octopus

  • Coordination between the Freestyle and Backstroke kick and arm action.
  • Perfect their arm technique so that they are able to swim both Freestyle and Backstroke for a minimum of 5 metres.
  • Begin to learn the Breaststroke kicking action
  • Be introduced to the Freestyle breathing technique.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Little Dasher

  • Improve on their Freestyle and Backstroke swimming and be extended as far as they can go until they can be transferred into our School age program.
  • Full Breaststroke
  • Understanding of the Butterfly leg kick.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Spotty

  • First level in our School age level.
  • Learn how to be safe in the pool environment, water confidence
  • How to submerge
  • Float with the use of a noodle or a kick board.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Herrings

  • Float independently on front and back
  • Freestyle and Backstroke kick action
  • Push and glide
  • Beginnings of Freestyle and Backstroke arm actions.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Kahawai

  • Kick for 10 metres on their front and back
  • Perfect the Freestyle and Backstroke arm actions
  • Swim for 5 metres in both strokes, introduction to the Butterfly kick.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Eels

  • 10 metres of Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Correct breathing in Freestyle
  • Breaststroke leg kick
  • Advanced techniques allowing them to swim for further.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Sharks

  • 15 metres of Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Perfect Freestyle breathing technique.
  • Kick Breaststroke for 10 metres and be introduced to full Breaststroke with the correct timing needed to be able to swim further.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Manta Rays

  • Swim 25 metres of Freestyle and 25 metres of Backstroke with the correct technique
  • Advanced techniques allowing them to swim further. They will also be able to swim 15 metres of Breaststroke and be competent in the Butterfly leg kick.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Orcas

  • Swim 50 metres of Freestyle with the ability to breath to both sides.
  • Swim 50 metres of Backstroke with a more advanced technique
  • Swim 25 metres of Breaststroke with the correct timing and technique
  • Introduced to full Butterfly and tumble turns.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Marlins

  • 45 minutes long.
  • First step in our "high end" program.
  • Swim 100 metres of Freestyle with bilateral breathing
  • 100 metres of Backstroke
  • 50 metres of Breaststroke with correct timing
  • 10 metres of Butterfly.
  • Tumble turns and will be pushed more to increase their level of fitness.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Whales

  • Increasing the distance your child can swim
  • 200 metres Freestyle and Backstroke
  • 100 metres of Breaststroke
  • 25 metres of Butterfly
  • Introduced into a "squad" setting where they will learn how to use a pace clock and self-time effectively.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Dashers

  • Top level in our Learn to Swim program.
  • 400 metres in Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Swim 200 metres Breaststroke
  • 100 metres of Butterfly
  • How to complete a "squad set"
  • Perform all competitive turns.
  • Private
  • Private classes are great for those who need:
  • Extra push one on one
  • Special needs that cannot be addressed in group classes
  • Training for a specific reason (police, triathlon, racing, moving levels etc).
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Transitional

  • 1 on 1 tuition for one term only to work on the skills needed to help them progress.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Adult Beginner

  • Learn to be comfortable in the water before being introduced to swimming techniques
  • Technique improvement for the less able swimmer – correcting stroke and breathing skills to help you to swim efficiently and confidently.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Adult Advance

  • Get the heart pumping and the fitness building in fun but structured sessions.
  • Ideal for cross-training for triathlons, surf lifesaving, water polo or any water-based sport.
Learn to Swim Pathway >>

Special Needs

Tuesday

Afternoon

Lane 15:30 15:45 16:00 16:30
6 Manta Rays Orcas Manta Rays
7 Marlins Whales


Thursday

Afternoon

Lane 15:30 15:45 16:00 16:30 17:30
6 Manta Rays Orcas Manta Rays
7 Marlins Whales Dashers


LESSON FEES                                               

All group classes per $12 per lesson. 

We run to school terms so fees can vary. Public holidays are excluded.

Private lessons are:

  • $25 per lesson for one person.
  • $30 per lesson for two people.

Contact us for availability and more information on these kinds of lessons. 

HOW TO PAY                                              

When booking we require full payment to be made prior to commencement of lessons.

We accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard), cheque or cash.

MAKE A BOOKING                             

You can make bookings over the phone on (04) 237 1518, by email to info@dashswimschool.co.nz, or in person at Cannons Creek Pool.

Links:

Contact Us

Online Enquiry form

 

Dash Swim School holds a Prizegiving event once a term on a Saturday afternoon to give families and instructors a chance to celebrate their success during the term.

All children who have moved throughout the term are invited to attend.  They will receive a certificate from their instructor. Then we have a big pool party with the inflatable and BBQ, and best of all, it is free!

Invites are at Reception.  You just need to hand in your RSVP so we know how many people to cater for.

The dates for this year are as follows:

  • Saturday 17th September  2-4pm
  • Saturday 3rd December 2-4pm

You can check out the pictures from the event on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/dashswimschool and on our Prizegiving Photo Gallery.

 

Dash Swim School’s Philosophy is simple First we will teach your child to survive – then we will teach them how to swim.  Drowning is a massive issue in New Zealand and it is anticipated that 80% of Kiwi kids can’t currently swim to survive.

We take great pride in our Water Safety programme and we consistently try to push the boundaries to see what is possible in a pool environment.  This gives our customers as close to the real situation as possible.  Our hope is that if one of our customers does ever find themselves in the unfortunate situation of an aquatic emergency they will have the necessary skills to survive. 

 

Unique programme for babies

This programme teaches essential water safety skills to babies for example to automatically roll onto their back to expose their airway if they fall into a body of water.  This very basic skill may be the difference between your child surviving and not surviving an accidental encounter within an aquatic environment. We are constantly being told how confident our babies are when going to other pools. People are suprised  to see under 3s showing basic swimming skills and water confidence. Remember a lot of this also comes down to parent/caregiver confidence too, happy relaxed adult = happy relaxed baby.

 

Preschool/School age

All of our learn to swim levels have water safety concepts integrated into them.  We have a dedicated Water Safety week every term. The activities change every two terms to give your children new and different experiences in which your child learns vital water survival and safety skills.  We cover everything from seaweed, rips and currents, wave patterns, boat safety, river safety- the works! It's ever changing and we are proud and excited with what we have been achieving.  It was great to see so many of our Dash children down at the beach over the summer.  Parents are excited about their child's new found confidence in their surroundings and feeling safe in the knowledge that their child knows what to do if they were faced with a tricky situation.  

 

Adults

Our adult classes don’t miss out on water safety.  We use the same principles we teach the kids to offer skills and knowledge in Water Safety.

 

Specific Water Safety programmes for School and Community groups

At Dash we have developed a comprehensive water safety programme for schools and community groups.  We have developed it in a way that is fun and enjoyable, which facilitates learning.  We are consistently told by school groups how much the children enjoy the Water Safety side of the programme and can't wait to do it when they next attend their swimming.

 

View our Water Safety Week Photo Gallery.

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Payment of Fees                                             

Lesson fees must be paid in full before the first lesson of the term. If payment is not made before this date then you or your child will be withdrawn.

Withdrawing during Term will incur a 10% Administration fee + the cost of any missed lessons.

Confirming your lessons:

All current customers will be required to pay 100% of the fee at the time of booking.

To confirm your place for the following term, you must contact our administration team within two weeks of the new term opening. If you haven’t confirmed by this time, you will not be guaranteed the same day or time for your lessons.

You must sign and return your swimming confirmation by your first lesson. 

Swim school bookings will open to public after the first two weeks of the new term being opened.

Lessons are non-refundable unless:

  • Dash Swim School cancel a lesson.
  • You or your child is covered by a medical certificate.

No credits will be given for missed lessons.

 

Dress Code                                                        

Shorts and T-Shirts are not to be worn as togs by pupils.

Pupils with long hair are expected to wear a swim cap.

All pupils who are not toilet trained must wear an aqua nappy whilst in the pool (regular nappies are not to be worn).

 

Sickness and Absence                                   

Please do not attend lesson if your child has suffered from Diarrhoea within the last two weeks. You must notify the Swim School before your lesson to receive a credit for the missed lessons.

 

Parents and caregivers responsibilities 

For children aged 12 years and under, parents and caregivers are required to be in attendance at all times whilst your child is in the pool.

Parents or caregivers are required to be in the water with infants who are enrolled in our babies program.

You are asked to notify the Dash Swim School administration team of any medical conditions or disabilities your child has, to allow us to provide the correct tuition, assistance and support your child might need.

 

Council Policies                                               

By enrolling to this program you are agreeing to abide by any rules and policies of Cannons Creek Pool and Porirua City Council.

 

Promotion and social media                       

By enrolling into this program you agree that you or your child may be used to help promote the swim school via video, social media and through our websites.