The Waitaha Aquatic Centre, built for Canterbury Swim School, is located at 25 Charente Way (just off Buchanans Rd in Yaldhurst).

Our centre features two pools: a 6 lane 25m lap and a 10m x 11m pool. If you’re looking for somewhere to train for an event, or just wanting to get some laps under your belt, our 25m pool is perfect for your needs. If you’re after swim teaching or hydrotherapy, our smaller teaching pool at 32 degrees is the ideal choice. With state-of-the-art filtration systems in place, both pools feature exceptional water clarity you won’t have experienced anywhere else in New Zealand.


We stock an extensive range of Speedo and Zoggs caps, goggles, swimwear and other training equipment at very competitive prices. Come and see us for all your swimming requirements.

Pre Xmas sale!

30% off all swimwear and most caps, and goggles!!! In fact, everything with a red dot – come in and check it out!


Term Bookings

We cater for all ages, including adults, and all ranges of ability. To find out more give us a call on 260 2220, or email us at:

School Groups

Sometimes we have school groups in for blocks of lessons. Please check our Opening Hours page for the times school groups

Quality Swim School – gold status

Canterbury Swim School has been awarded Quality Swim School –  Gold Status by Swimming New Zealand, the highest standard possible. A Quality Swim School is the industry bench mark for defined best practice standards in the swim teaching industry. Only those swim schools who comply can be awarded and can carry the Quality Swim School mark.