Skill for Life

Swimming is a skill for life and a
lifesaving skill every New Zealand
child should have.

Pre-School Lessons

Pre-school learn to swim classes
including parent and baby classes.

School Age Lessons

School age learn to swim classes
with water safety & neural activities

Fun in the Water

Make learning to swim fun while learning
life-long skills.

Holiday Lessons

Learn to swim classes during the
New Zealand school holidays.

Welcome to AquaGym - Christchurch Swim School

At AquaGym we believe that every New Zealand child should be given the opportunity to gain the lifetime benefits of being able to swim.

Learn to Swim

Swimming lessons for all ages 3 months through to adult.

Junior Squads

Learn about our Junior swimming squads.

Adult Swimming

Learn about our adult swimming options.

What people say about Aqua Gym

"We moved to Aquagym for our children’s swimming lessons because we were so impressed with the caring, knowledgeable teachers and the progress made in a short time. That was 7½ years ago and we still couldn’t be happier. From when you first walk in the door, where you are greeted with wonderful friendly faces, to when your child finishes their lesson, they tick all the boxes. We have found the reception staff to be amazingly patient and accommodating when it comes to moving to new days/times."

~ Boyd Family

Our Master Coach

Director of Coaching Brett Naylor is a former NZ National Swimming Coach. Brett has coached at several Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World Championships. Since starting AquaGym in 1988 until he retired from National level coaching in 2002, Brett put a swimmer and coach on every Olympic and Commonwealth Games Team.

Christmas / Summer Hours

Open Hours between:

January 11th – January 31st


Monday – Friday:     7am - 3pm

Saturday:                   Closed

Sunday:                      Closed


Normal hours resume:

Monday February 1st

Waitangi Day

We are closed:     Saturday February 6th

                               Monday February 8th 

We are open:       Sunday February 7th.

                        (lessons as usual on Sunday)

Sumner Pool Lessons

Term Dates:

February 2nd – March 17th  (7 week term)

Tuesday & Thursday only

The outdoor environment presents more challenges than indoors so we run things a little differently…

Starfish, Turtle, Seahorse:

15 mins – 2 max / group

Dolphin, Shark & Swim Star:

30 mins - 6 max / group


Holiday Programme

We are running Learn to Swim Booster weeks and Swim Camp sessions during the following 3 weeks:

Wk 1 – Jan 11th – 15th AquaGym

Wk 2 – Jan 18th – 22nd AquaGym & Sumner

Wk 3 – Jan 25th – 29th AquaGym & Sumner

Learn to Swim: Lessons in the mornings

Private lessons - Morning or Afternoon

Swim Camp:   Monday - Friday 3.30-5pm


For more information:

Call: (03) 381 0299




Ready to learn more? Contact us today